One Night

Eerie

Our neighborhood doesn’t get any Trick or Treaters anymore.

We haven’t had visits from ghosts or vampires or werewolves or mummies or a single witch for years.

Kids go to the Mall or to festivals. The houses around the Festivals get a lot of Trick or Treaters- but no the rest of us.

We all just sit around and eat candy that no one collects and we don’t even bother to carve pumpkins anymore.

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On my way home from the movies, I asked Luis:

” Don’t you think it’s strange not to see a single Devil or Pirate or toilet paper streaming down from a tree or two?”

He said  it did seem odd.

” I think it’s depressing. Not a single costumed monster or little kids dressed up like food or candy.”

I searched through my purse and found my mints. Mints calm me when I start to feel stressed.

” One night, one night where anyone can be anything they want and be rewarded for it. I despair for humanity.”

Luis said he saw my point.

” I love Halloween so. ” I said and then I popped another mint and rolled the window down and let the crisp night chill my bones a little.

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When we got home our street was pumpkinless, decoration free, there wasn’t a ghoul or a zombie or a hippie to be seen.

” I guess that’s it for tonight. What a bust. Guess we can turn in for the evening.” I pouted.

” We could still go out, ” Luis said touching my cheek which began to grow wider as my jaw grew heavier and fine silver whisps of fur began to spread from my forehead down my throat to my widening rib cage.

” I’d stick out like a sore thumb. One night. I used to have one night o go out and be like everybody else. People suck. I hope they all get brain rot from their cellphones.”

I got out of our car and slammed the car door shut,  and  then I dropped to my knees and fell forward.

I let out a howl.

Then I sadly trailed up the walk to our door,  dragging my tail behind me.

Ode To A Raven

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There was a knock upon my door

it woke me from my sleep

I didn’t reach for a light

I couldn’t even breathe.

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It shouldn’t have been

there

no one should be at my door

all I wanted to do was sleep

But there was a knock upon my door

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” Is anyone there? “

a voice echoed  from the dark

” Answer me, are you there?”

And then it knocked again

louder then before

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So I crept to my door and I pushed it open

” What do you want?” I demanded

as my door swung open wide

and a horrible white light burned into

my long shut sleeping eyes…

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And a voice called from beyond the brightness:

What the hell is that? For God sake shut it, shut that coffin lid NOW!

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JNW’S Halloween Challenge: Knock Knock

( 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

out

of

you.

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.

Make.It.Stop.

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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.