Trick or Scream- A Vintage Halloween


The Question is:

And what will you be for Halloween

Will you be wearing a mask?

Who will you be for Halloween

do really have to wear a mask?

Some of us will be ourselves

and how will you ever  know

until we laugh

and make you scream

at least

we  certainly hope so.


Now for your amusement, some vintage Halloween Costumes!

When I compare what my parent’s and Grandparents Generation looked like for Halloween

I can see why no matter what we dressed up like they always said we looked ” cute “


No we couldn’t breathe, but we did have the advantage of sounding like Dark Vader and who cared if we could see?

It was Halloween- nothing is more scary and fun then running with your eyes shut into traffic, am I right?


I don’t know what the person in black on the left is supposed to be, but hands down that is the scariest thing I have

ever seen in one of these vintage pictures.


” Look… Mommy and Daddy blood!”


See You Soon.

Very soon.

When it’s dark







( Let’s ) Haunt The Halls

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

JNW’S Halloween Challenge: Decorations

Let’s Deck The Halloween Halls With Devil’s Fingers

and maybe a bone or two

how about

a served head

a Witch on a broom

a Zombie eating a brain

or a putrid gooey ghoul

I’ll string up some hearts

fresh out of their cages

I’ll raid a coffin or two

so follow me and try not to scream

I’d hate to make decoration




Was Not…Was So…



Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

This is what an artificial blog post looks like.

It’s pretty much a collection of Halloween things that popped up on my phone this morning.

But I thought they were cool, so here they are…where my real post ISN’T


(ps thank you to my Facebook Friends for posting this stuff!)



The Smallest Show On Earth!


Daily Prompt


Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt


One of my most favorite places to visit on the entire planet is Victoria BC, Canada- and the first place I go is to the Miniature World Museum. I’ve been in love with this museum since I went to Victoria as a little girl- and I still am crazy in love with it.

It wasn’t the cuteness of the miniatures that intrigued me- it was the detail- every small detail that caught me and fed what I learned later was my writer’s eye and in turn my writer’s voice.

In no particular order are some exhibits that I have caught my eye- each small piece each minute  has a story to tell.

Can you see them too?

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso




Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso


Something whispered to me

from the railroad tracks below

Four little numbers from a bygone year

have a story to tell


Come on  down and join us

ignore the tracks the trains

ignore the hungry darkness

that feeds  a the tunnel called



I think I’m caught in a web

soft and light and fine

I’m not sure how much longer

I can keep myself

from making that story


Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo: A.M. Moscoso





It’s Only A Picture

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I photographed this at a cemetery.

This picture was macabre on so many levels, but if I had to tell you what I had in mind as I stood there and took the picture I’d have to say:

‘I don’t care what anybody says, Vampires are real and the one buried here is demented’

That thought crept into my head and has made itself at home.

It’s living there now.

It spends most of it’s time laughing.



JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Bat/Vampire

Treat Time!


I know that Halloween causes concern in some concern in the religious community, so I’m posting this for my Halloween Tune because God is in it.

Supernatural Fans will see him.

The rest of you won’t.

I think there’s a point in there somewhere but it’s late, I’ve been writing all day and I’m missing it.

Let me know if you find it.


Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Here is a treat for those of you of legal drinking age ( ahem ) it’s absinthe and if you look into the glass you’ll see the Green Fairy- or if you can’t see her in the picture go down a few and you will see her for sure.