Happy 2nd Anniversary to Halloween Haiku!

The honest truth is, I almost skipped celebrations this year. It’s hard to find something to smile about with the all world turmoil, pandemic fears, and sadness over the loss of lives taken by Covid-19, but what else is perseverance for, if not to stand up to fear and death by finding the things that make us happy and living our best lives?

People keep saying ‘I cant wait for Fall’  but no one knows what the rest the year, much less October,  has in store for us. So, let’s channel our energy into making our realities good, right now.

If nothing else, it’s a helpful distraction.🎃

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SCHEDULED FESTIVITIES THIS WEEK:

MONDAY

Halloween Haiku Contest
Contest ends at 12 Midnight Pacific on Thursday, April 30th.

Prize: $50 Gift Card to Dark Delicacies Store in Burbank, CA.

(Please note: there might be delivery delays due to Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. I’ll do my best to get the prize to the winner in a timely fashion.) Please click here for contest rules/disclaimer stuff.

Two Ways to Win:

1) Via WordPress:

  • Create a login or sign into WordPress
  • Follow Halloween-haiku.com
  • Post your own original Halloween haiku in the comment section of this post

2) Via Instagram:

  • Follow us on Instagram: Halloweenkristy9
  • Like the photo announcing Halloween Haiku Contest
  • Add your own original Halloween haiku in the comment section of said photo
  • Tag at least 3 friends who love Halloween or Haiku, using the following
    #HalloweenHaikuContest2

That’s it!

The winning haiku based on originality, spookiness, and best invokes the spirit of Halloween.

Winner will be announced sometime after 12noon PT on Friday, May 1st

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TUESDAY

Halloween Haiku Zoom Watch Party
This will be my first time holding a Zoom party. It should either be fun or a total disaster, entertaining either way!

Grab your favorite cocktail, snacks, and come hang on Zoom to celebrate two years of Halloween Haiku, while we watch Night of the Living Dead, dir. By George A. Romero, 1968.

I’m going to try and share my screen with the movie playing. You’re free to stream the movie on your own, via whatever platform you choose and just follow along in the chat. Night of the Living Dead is public domain and can be found here, or on other streaming services.

Link to Zoom room will be posted on Tuesday, April 28th. Please check back here or on Instagram.

The movie starts at 7pm PT/9pm CT/10pm ET

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WEDNESDAY

Pastel Halloween

Celebrate Wicked Art Wednesday by posting your favorite pastel Halloween images, in honor of springtime.  You might not think pastel and Halloween fit together, but it does, I swear!

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THURSDAY

Happy Walpurgisnacht!

Calling all witches! Come celebrate the halfway point to Halloween on Instagram and Twitter.

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FRIDAY

Spooky Spring Photo Challenge

25 days of gothic spring, pastel pumpkins, and flower-covered tombstones.  Post on Instagram or Twitter, using #Spookyspringphotochallenge
Photo challenge clues will be posted the night be posted night before.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining my blog and sharing in the joy and love for Halloween.🎃🎃🎃

 

 

 

Halloween Haiku Challenge

Happy Halloween!

Share an original and scary Halloween or horror-related haiku from October 31st through November 2nd, using the hashtag #Halloweenhaikuchallenge for a chance to win an awesome $25 gift card from Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA.

Here are the details:

Contest Locations

There are three ways to share your haiku:

  • Post your haiku on Twitter, using the hashtag #HalloweenHaikuChallenge and tag me @Halloweenkristy to ensure that I see your post
  • Post your haiku on Instagram, using the hashtag #HalloweenHaikuChallenge and tag me @Halloweenkristy9 to ensure that I see your post
  • Halloween Haiku Message Boards. Look for the board that says Halloween Haiku Challenge to post your original or scary halloween haiku.

Judging Criteria

1) Originality. (you must be the sole author of the haiku you post, no exceptions)

2) Scares. The scarier the better! It is Halloween after all.

3) Style. All haiku, senryu, zappai are eligible and fall within the usual standard 17 syllables (5-7-5). Sorry, Tanka or any other style of poetry is not acceptable for purposes of this contest. We’re not hating, just a matter of space and time.

4) Participants may post up to three haiku for consideration.

The Prize

The winner, chosen by November 4th, will be gifted a $25 gift card only to Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA, an amazing specialty bookstore, dedicated to all things horror related, and recently named one of the top ten bookstores in Los Angeles by Travel.com website.

Disclaimer

All works are copyright of their respective owners. By participating in this contest, you agree that Halloween Kristy can use your haiku to further promote this contest and www.halloween-haiku.com on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) Unauthorized use, modification, reproduction or distribution of copyright poems entered into 2019 Halloween Haiku Challenge without express written permission from the copyright owner is strictly prohibited.

Halloween Kristy reserves the right to remove and discredit any haiku and/or images posted here or on social media containing plagiarized or copyrighted material, pornography, vulgarity, racist, sexist or bigoted views.

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Return to Spooky Season – Happy October

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October 1st is only a few days away and it’s one big Halloween party all day, every day, around here. This season, I’m encouraging people to do two things, 1) be Green for Halloween, and 2) take the Halloween Pledge, a pledge to practice one old Halloween tradition and introduce a random new tradition into your celebrations this year.

Before I share the schedule of festivities coming in October, I have an exciting new development to report, Halloween Haiku has new message boards! You can access the forum by clicking on the spinning pumpkin on the right sidebar of the home page.

The forum hopefully will be a place where we can have a little fun together.  There’s going to be Halloween trivia, scary movie trivia, along with random chat and silliness, and a special contest on Halloween Day.

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Halloween 2019 Schedule 

Monday Macabre

Every Monday, you’ll find spine-tingling haiku so scary, you’ll sleep with the light on

Tuesday Terror

Every Tuesday, we’ll be celebrating the best of horror cinema, dug up from the Hollywood Vaults

Wicked Art Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, I’ll be showcasing art from five of the most brilliant Halloween artists in the industry

Throwback Thursdays

Every Thursday, we’ll share in the memories of vintage Halloween and Halloween traditions

Friday Fright Nightcaps

Every Friday, you’ll find chilling adult cocktail recipes from the other side

Sinister Saturdays

Every Saturday, I’ll be serving up decadent desserts and savory Halloween recipes so sinful, you might need an exorcism on November 1st.

Poe Sundays

Grab a cup of tea, sit back, and read the chilling classics of the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe

October 31st – Halloween Haiku Challenge

On Halloween day, people will have the opportunity to post their own original, spooky haiku for a chance to win a prize bag, valued over $25 (more details to be announced).

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31 Days of Halloween (on Social Media)

Instagram – Halloween Haiku Photo Challenge
Join us in posting cool pics to match the #HalloweenHaikuPhotoChallenge this October.  Don’t worry about missing any days. It’s Halloween, you should be out having fun. You can post anytime, just remember to use: #HalloweenHaikuPhotoChallenge

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Halloween Haiku is a proud member of the Samhain Society, and I’ll be happily sharing the Halloween fun and festivities of my fellow community-goers. Everyone has been working so hard and I’m super stoked to join in the celebrations.

Pinterest
Check out our boards for more Halloween fun ideas and inspiration. We’ve got at least 5 new boards!

Wishing you all a fun, safe and memorable, haunting season!

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Halloween-Haiku Giveaway Winner: JEBUS!

Congratulations to Jebus, who entered our contest via Twitter.  Jebus shared his favorite Halloween memory and won the following prize pack:

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our Halloween Giveaway, in honor of our first-year anniversary celebration. I loved hearing all the Halloween stories and I encourage everyone to continue sharing their favorite Halloween Memories.

 

Halloween Giveaway

 

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Halloween-haiku.com Giveaway 2019

We’re celebrating our first-year anniversary here at Halloween Haiku and what better way than to host our very first Halloween giveaway! I’m so thankful to everyone for being here and sharing in the love for Halloween.  You’ve all read about my love for Halloween, now, I want to hear yours!

Tell us your favorite Halloween memory, moment, or what you love best about Halloween, you will be entered into our Halloween giveaway, now through April 21st.

Everyone who enters will have a chance to win an amazing Halloween prize package, valued at over $60, which includes:

Halloween Tree book by Ray Bradbury, illustrations by Gris Grimly (regular, unsigned)
Beistle Socks at Creepy Co.
Haunting Spooks Pin
Sugar Fueled Print by Michael Banks
Sam Trick R’ Treat Card 5×7 from Diana Levin of Ghoulish Bunny Studios
Kreepsville Iron-on Patch
Nightmare Before Christmas Personalized Stationery Book

All prizes are new officially licensed merchandise, in their original sealed packaging, and purchased from authorized retailers.

 

 

There are two ways to enter:

If you already follow us here at www.halloween-haiku.com, leave a comment with your favorite Halloween memory, moment, or what you love best about Halloween, under Halloween Memories section

Or

Follow us on Twitter at @Halloweenkristy, find our contest post, RT contest post, and leave your favorite Halloween memory, moment or what you love best about Halloween with the following #Halloweenhaiku and #Halloween2019

Please do not create multiple accounts or post duplicate/repeated posts, or do anything to violate either Twitter or WordPress policies. I will only consider one entry per person per day. Spammers, bots or artificial postings will be disqualified and could get you banned from this site.

Contest Deadline: Ends on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at midnight Pacific Time. One winner will be chosen at random and announced here at http://www.Halloween-Haiku.com and on Twitter by @Halloweenkristy within 24 hours of the end of the contest. Do not post personal information in comments or in Tweets. Winner will be contacted in private to work out prize delivery.

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