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You know, for as much as I rip into FB here,  I do goof off  on facebook where  my favorite groups to visit are ” Halloween ” communities. There are people who spend their entire year getting ready for Halloween and I am captivated by them and their commitment to the holiday.

Sad to say I don’t have an artistic bone in my body so I don’t make decorations the way they do.   I have a pretty decent collection of bits and pieces that are Halloween related ( my gargoyle collection, macabre artwork by OTHER artists ) but I actually keep that stuff out year round. On the other hand I love to look at that stuff so I do enjoy seeing what other people create.

My contribution to the Halloween is that I write a lot of Halloween  stories and articles for my blog and I’d start posting them 100 days before Halloween.

This year though, I’ve pretty much established that what inspires me to write is the Halloween spirit and season so I’m going to jump in early this year.

I mean why not? What am I waiting for?

I’m not going to look at the calander and let it tell me what to do and when to create. Time is marching right by me anyway, it doesn’t care if I live or die or if I even own a watch ( fun fact, I still don’t know how my google calander on phone works ) so I might as well get a move on.


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The Devil Wept

WP Daily Prompt Asks: What’s the one luxury you can’t live without?

The fact is, I don’t  luxury things, I love simple things like writing and reading and playing music. I do get why people love their bits of luxury, They give you a sweet high that won’t rot you lungs or you brain.

But there is  one luxury item that people claim makes them able to go out into the world bright eyed and bushy tailed with all of their psychotic urges under control ( or masked under cream and spices )  that truly confounds me and that luxury item  is coffee.

They will pay any price for their coffee- they will drive through storms and plague infested streets for their coffee.

Case in point- here is a type of coffee that costs an astronomical amount of money and  despite the fact it comes out of an animal’s backside people love it, they need it-  read on:

Kopi luwak, also known as civet coffee, is a coffee that consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). The cherries are fermented as they pass through a civet’s intestines, and after being defecated with other fecal matter, they are collected. The origin of kopi luwak is closely connected to the history of coffee production in Indonesia; Dutch colonialists established coffee plantations in Indonesia and imported beans from Yemen. In the 19th century, farmers in central Java started to brew and drink coffee from excreted beans collected at their plantations. ( Wkikipedia )

I don’t know exactly what drove the farmers in Central Java to start brewing and drinking Civet poop, I have no idea why some people consider it a delicacy. But I think the Devil wept when he discovered that one of his tortures designed to make  Coffee lovers despair for all eternity in the darkest regions of Hell  was going for up to 500.00 dollars a pound in the United States.

I think that the day that happened, the Devil wept.

AI Artwork by The Pumpkin Empress

Back to the test kitchens for all of those hard working demons with over active imaginations.

Better luck next time guys.