Deck The Halls

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This is year my favorite Halloween decorations- the high end ones that they use in haunted houses- have turned out to be the ones that involve Aliens and Morgues.

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Photo A.M. Moscoso

I guess I’m drawn to these props because I’m a Science Geek and I know my way around an embalming room.

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So what do I find the most disturbing about these sets and props? What is it about them that gives me the chills, gives me nightmares, makes me scream ( just a bit) when they come to life and scream and moan and jump at me with their mechanical arms and jaws desperately working before there power is cut off?

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I’ll be honest- that’s not my reaction at all.

My reaction is to look around and make sure nobody is watching me smile.

But I am smiling.

And I’m laughing.

I can’t help myself, sometimes.

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Home Scream Home

I want to find a haunted house

to make my very own

I want to find a haunted house

so I can hide my bones

I want to find a haunted house

with a garden full of stones

I want to find a haunted house

so you can visit me

                                                         when you feel dark

and hungry

and cold.

 

 

 

Trick or Treat-Mostly Trick!

Here’s a story I wrote about a tough Halloween Night for a couple of seasoned Halloween Revelers.

It’s posted at  ‘ Modern Creative Life ‘ and I hope you will check my story and the many wonderful articles and stories while you’re there

WAX LIPS

BY

A.M MOSCOSO

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Our Day Involved Zombies and Such

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I sent my Nieces into the Zombie Exhibit because I wanted some pictures of   me  I mean  them having fun.

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Looks like only one of my nieces made it out of the exhibit.

Sad face.

Boy is my sister going to be mad I left one of them  behind as Zombie Food.

Mad but not necessarily shocked.

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There was something written on the Wall here.

Go ahead.

Put your face REALLY CLOSE TO THE SCREEN and check it out.

I dare you.

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Nothing says fun afternoon with the family like finding tanks full of

severed zombie heads

together!

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Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso

Ho, ho, ho.

Kermit isn’t a Zombie.

Or headless

Yet.

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Remember Boos an Ghouls!

The family that goes to horror exhibits and laughs most of the time when they’re going through it is probably familiar with sharp instruments and at least one knows her way around an embalming room.

So I would suggest not cutting in front of them in line or getting in the way when they’re taking pictures.

Just a friendly PSA

from

My Enduring Bones.

 

All photos taken at

The Museum of Pop Culture

” Scared To Death Exhibit”

Seattle, Washington

October 4th, 2017

 

Forever Midnight

Have you ever tasted Halloween

with the tip of  your tongue?

Tasted like pennies and burnt sugar

caramel,

thick and sweet sliding down your throat like warm blood.

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Have you seen Halloween

from the corner of your eye

it moved like a cat,  black as midnight

where does it hide until you walk by alone

with nothing but the shadows to see your home?

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Meet Halloween

shake it’s hand,

take it’s hand

in your own

pale as death

lonely as dusty bones

dreaming  where it is forever midnight

inside a ruined tomb.

Meet Halloween

tonight if you will.

It’s been waiting  so long

for you.