Category Archives: Halloween

Treats Without Tricks

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Last year at this time, my husband and II were in Tennessee near the Smoky Mountains. It’s a gorgeous time of year there. Blankets of yellow, brown, green, and orange cover the mountainsides. Crisp fall air caresses.Pumpkins are everywhere. It’s a great place to be.

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Photo via WANA courtesy of L.E. Carmichel

This year we’re living near Jacksonville, Florida. There are no mountains (or hills, even). The trees are pretty much the same as they were months ago. The temperature is cooler for here, which means it’s almost cool enough to want a jacket first thing in the morning.

Do I miss the the colors? Yes. The weather? Some. Knowing it will be very cold soon? No! I love the sun, the warmth, I may write about vampires, but I’m pretty much the opposite.

How’s the weather where you are? Do you like lots of sunlight, or do you hide from it? What’s your favorite season?

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Halloween Spooky

I love this time of year. Starting near the end of September every year, something spooky takes over the movies shown on television. The usual variety of movies changes and the scary, supernatural, and seriously weird take over. From old movies in which you are never quite sure if something unnatural happened or not, to the more recent slasher films where body parts fly, it’s a time of sheer joy for those of us who like that sort of thing.

I admit Halloween spooky isn’t for everybody. Some folks don’t like being scared—and there are movies for them too. Not everything is Halloween oriented. Or scary. Or supernatural. Fine. But for a lot of us, scary is good. Ghosts and monsters excite us.

Not only are TV movies full of scary stuff, the theaters also generally release a crop of the unknown and frightening. Then there are the television shows. Most of the time they may be regular old comedies or dramas, but suddenly there are twists and odd even in them.

For the readers out there, books provide at least some of the spooky and scary. Both fictional and nonfictional accounts of strange happenings, supernatural events, and things that are not easily explained. Even scarier than movies or television, books use our own imagination to created monsters. And they are only as limited as the reader’s imagination.

What’s your favorite way to experience scary: movies, TV, or books?

Do you like being scared? Learning about things that can’t easily be explained?

Do you like this time of year, or do you wish it was Thanksgiving already?

 

Have a great week!

Cheryel