A Little Halloween Romance

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!Okay, I’m a day early, but I’m excited, aren’t you? In keeping with the holiday, a few of us talked about posting Halloween Stories involving characters from our current WIP (Work In Progress). Here is mine, introducing Norah Cartright, a young witch/Tarot card reader, and Tristan Byrnes, a lone wolf shapeshifter, from Aces Down.…

Awwww-tumn

Autumn is full of amazing things. There’s nothing I enjoy more than watching the landscape out my back window turn from full, lush green to a mottled mixture of gold, reds, and auburns. The treeline seems to transform into a shimmering range of colors you can’t even find in the big box of crayons. I…

My Halloween

Jack-O-Latern Growing up, my religiosity never kept me from celebrating Halloween. It was the time to play dress up, grab a pillow case for trick or treating (you could hit more neighborhoods that way and accumulate more candy), and head to the neighborhoods where they gave out full sized candy bars.Halloween was sort of like…

Cooking Wtih Gas, by Elvy Howard

Easy, excellent, cornish hens. Rae was trying out some new recipes for The Sea Witch Saloon and Grill when I happened by, she said, “I was looking for something different to offer the non-red-meant eaters out there and I think this one might be a keeper.”Here’s her recipe:– In a small (9X12″ baking pan), on a bed…

Halloween and Samhain Traditions

Researching for this month’s Myth Perceptions blog led me down many paths and evoked many a wonderful memory. Why? Because of Halloween, of course. Or as I prefer to call it, Samhain (pronounced sow-in). Many of our popular Halloween traditions are based on older traditions with surprising purposes. So, be warned, this post is likely…

How Much do I Love October? Let Me Count the Ways…

When I think of October, I don’t think of Halloween and scary things. At least, not at first. The month of October holds an entirely different meaning for me. First, and most important, one of my kids was born in October, so I always think in amazement how much time has passed, remember that child…

Never Say Dead by Tina Glasneck

In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve drafted a short scene. It’s created with the thought of Halloween that I used as a short prompt to get me typing on my current work in progress. Please enjoy the unedited scene from Never Say Dead ______________ The full moon rested in the clear night sky. Sirens wailed…

Full Moons and Mind Games

My husband and I have this weird habit – wait, come back! Not that kind of weird. It’s the doesn’t-make-sense-but-you-do-it-anyway kind of weird habit. Ever since we moved into our house a little over three years ago, we’ve had this compulsion to look out the windows in our bedroom before going to bed at night.…

The Moaning Tree, by Sofie Couch

The Moaning Tree (A Young Adult Ghost Adventure) It just felt weird, going out on Halloween without Caleb. Caleb’s like my left arm. I don’t often use it, (being right-handed and all), but if it wasn’t there, I’d sure miss it. That’s what this felt like. But would just one Halloween apart really kill me…