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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Halloween Flashback Flash Fiction and More!

Halloween Flashback



Halloween is just shy over one week from tonight! Can’t wait? Well then I have a ghost’s chain link to a story just for you! Also, below you will find other haunting chain links to posts of past Halloweens. First the story. It’s called “The Boos Brothers”. I wrote it back in Halloween of 2013, but didn’t publish it here to the Fantastic Site until the following year. I talk more about it at my "Halloween Ghost Post" which is the post from the night before I published the story to the Fantastic Site, that night being the one before Halloween or, if you prefer, All Hallows Eve Eve. It also includes a Halloween reading list. I was hoping to include one for this year but didn’t get a ghost of a chance. Anyway, “The Boos Brothers” is a ghost story about Halloween decorating and, of course, Halloween haunting. In this tale, the two are tied together more closely than one would think.

Speaking about decorating, I’m just finishing up with my own for the season of Samhain (the Celtic god Halloween was originally celebrated for). I’ve hung most of my door decorations, most of them that I made throughout the years. My Disney Haunted Mansion scene is already up, complete with The Nightmare Before Christmas characters (just minus the Christmas; I’ll do that in December). You can see some of these decorations from past years at my "Hallow-Day Decorating" post of 2012. I’ve put out my metal vintage style Jack-o-Lantern, my abstract style Jack-o-lantern, my skull-o-lantern and Day of the Dead candy skull cup an aunt of mine made a couple Halloween/Day of the Dead seasons ago. Finally, I put on my kitchen window sill some solar-powered animated decorations: a Jack-o-lantern man, a graveyard scene and some skeletons.

A tin vintage Jack-o-lantern, a skull lantern and a Day of the Dead candy skull cup.
A Jack-o-lantern, a skull-o-lantern and a Day of the Dead candy skull cup. This last one was made by an aunt of mine.
Photo Credit: Steven Arellano Rose, Jr.


Your Ghoul-Ru Fortune Teller Predicts . . .


Next week there will be Halloween treats for you--discounts on my books and a freeby! The details . . . The magic crystal 8 ball is very murky at this time so tune in next week for the details!

Until then . . .
Take scare!

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