a new kind of plague
same old death
a new kind of plague
same old death
from the abyss, comes madness
ghosts in the leaves
cackles on the wind
long live the defiant ones
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.🎃
SCHEDULED FESTIVITIES THIS WEEK:
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:
2) Via Instagram:
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
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
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!
Calling all witches! Come celebrate the halfway point to Halloween on Instagram and Twitter.
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.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining my blog and sharing in the joy and love for Halloween.🎃🎃🎃
alone with my ghosts
a shot of whiskey
currency worth more than gold
Artwork by Jean Baptiste Monge
There are 7 billion people on the planet. Giving away your heart to one of them, won’t kill you.
When Cupid’s arrow strikes, it’ll always be when you last expect it. So chill on feeling lonely or being upset about having nobody on Valentine’s Day. Eros can’t see through that cloud of expectation!
When you do finally find your true love, make sure it’s reciprocal and consensual. Any doubts could mean the romance is one-sided, that only leads to
Too much doubt will also kill your romance. Learn to trust your partner.
Sharing things in common is a must, but you don’t have to do everything together.
Give your significant other a little space. Me time is good for you too. Have your own interests.
Strong communication is the always key to long-lasting relationships.
Love is mystique. Love is heartache. Love is forever.
meal for two
Why should death do you part? If love is indeed eternal, then couples shouldn’t let a little thing like the afterlife get in the way.
*Top Art by Dan Mumford