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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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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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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From The Corner of My Eye

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I keep catching glimpses of the odd and macabre from the corner of my eye.

I know.

You should see what is right in front of me at times.
It’d give you nightmares.

amm

Photos Taken at

Post Street Alley

Seattle, Washington

OCTOBER 2017

 

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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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.

Wherever Marie Goes

Halloween is a little more then a month away so I have officially lost my mind and am decking my halls for the season.

So here is a family joke.

Because my idea of taking down Halloween decorations is to turn anything pumpkin related with a face cared into it towards the wall and I will make my skeleton and gargoyle collections look seasonal by sticking them next to indoor plants someone once asked my Mom:

” How do you know when it’s Halloween at Anita Marie’s house? ”

And my Mom said, ” I don’ t know,  how do you know? ” thinking she was helping deliver a punch line.

” No. Really. How do you know?”

My Mom thought about it. ” Well. It’s pretty much always Halloween wherever Marie goes.”

My Mom.

Knowing her daughter better then anyone since 1964

amm

It’s Time To Fall

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Autumn Equinox 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 1:02 PM

on

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Click The Picture above for some Yummy Pumpkin Recipes- they’re not apple related but I don’t have any cool pictures of food that I’ve taken myself.

 

Fall With The Ones You Love

 

4. Fall is only ‘fall’ to Americans, even though the term was coined in Britain
What do you call the picking of ripe sweet potatoes, squash and pumpkins? Harvest. That was the word used until the 1300s to describe the next few months of weather. Because “harvest” also meant the gathering of ripe crops, when the word “autumn” showed up in English writing its popularity soared.
Some time after, poets coined the phrase “the fall of leaves” — shortened to “fall” in the 1600s. The word “autumn” still remained popular throughout England’s period of colonizing the world. The lack of consistent communication between the English and the people in the American colonies led to differences

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