Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween Stories by #OurAuthorGang

Happy Halloween

Toi Thomas
The ToiBox of Words
Growing up, my family loved the fall season, but Halloween not so much. Some years we’d observe it and some years we wouldn’t. It just depends on what we had going on. I grew up celebrating Harvest culture. We always decorated with fall colors and put out pumpkins, but we didn’t always dress up or do spooky things, though sometimes we did. One thing I do remember making a personal tradition was watching the DTV Halloween special each year. Even now, as an adult, I can indulge in this nostalgia by conducting a simple YouTube search. The quality isn’t great, but it’s still the best.

Erika M Szabo

The Halloween celebration was totally new to me after I moved to the U.S. as an adult. The six-foot-tall gorilla with a little girl in pink tutu showed up at my door demanding candy, scared me so much that I dropped the candy bowl and slammed the door. I knew about Halloween but I was expecting young children in superhero and fairy costumes, not a scary-hairy gorilla towering over me.

A few years ago my friend's five-year-old decided to be a witch for Halloween. Her mom went out to the drugstore to buy the facepaint and costume. When she got home, she had found her husband napping on the couch and her daughter had a bright green face and green magic marker in her hand. The little girl was happy to be the green witch for over a week until the marker wore off, but the husband didn't appreciate the long silent treatment.

Growing up, we didn't celebrate Halloween. Hallows Eve was to remember our loved ones, adore their graves with fall flowers and light up the cemetery with candles praying for the departed ones. Watch this short video.

Our Halloween themed stories in October
  October 1
by Ruth

October 5
by Joe

October 10
by Erika

October 14
by Toi

October 19
by Joe

October 23
by Tricia

October 30
by Nicola
 October 4
by Rebecca

October 9
Full Moon Dare
by Erika

October 12
Favorite Halloween children's books
by Tricia

October 13
I dare you to write, part 1
by Erika

October 18
Fair folk or deadly monsters
by Rebecca

October 20
by Alan and Sandra