Haiku of the Week

the dark beyond
a monster in the shadows
look under the bed

Haiku of the Week

shrill voice
mother’s not herself today
apparition

 

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Happy Caturday!

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Classic Tales ©Charles Wysocki

Please remember to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day by stopping by any bookshop in your local area!

 

Haiku of the Week – Celebrate Earth Day

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Betrayal ©Mario Sanchez Nevado

the earth is but dust
seasons have no memory
save mother nature

*Illustration by Mario Sanchez Nevado

Happy Anniversary, Halloween Haiku!

One year ago, I blogged my first post, along with my first haiku poem. I cannot believe it’s already been a year!

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started a year-around Halloween blog. At first, I was just scared to share my haiku and poetry. What if nobody likes it? What if nobody understands it? Then, I worried about whether I’d run outta poems or things to blog about. What if I don’t find other people who also enjoy celebrating Halloween all year long? Well, one year later and it’s been quite the opposite. I’m more creative and inspired than I have ever been, and the community has been accepting and supportive of Halloween Haiku since day one.

Blogging has compelled me to share my writings. I’ve become more disciplined and selfish with my writing time, allowing me more time to create longer works, works which I hope to someday soon share with the world. In addition to having original content, I’m learning what it takes to run a successful blog. This year, I’ll be concentrating on building Halloween Haiku’s presence up on social media and engaging the audience. So, with that news, today, I’m unveiling a new site page called Halloween Memories. I want to hear from you. I want to hear your favorite Halloween memories. Or, you can just leave a comment and let us know what you love best about Halloween.

I want to thank everyone for your support and coming here to celebrate Halloween and all things spooky, all year long. Sharing what makes Halloween special with each other helps the world seems less dark and scary.

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©HalloweenKristy

 

 

Friday Fright Nightcaps – The Witch’s Heart

Happy Friday! Happy International Women’s Day!

Witches are some of the most persecuted women on the planet. This is as true today as it was in the 16th century. Most women who were executed weren’t even witches. They were just women who spoke out against corruption, injustice and religious and political persecution or fought back against sexual predators. In honor of these brave souls who gave their lives to help shape the future for all womenkind, I share with you, a recipe from the kitchen of The Flavor Blender called, The Witch’s Heart.

 

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Photo ©The Flavor Blender

INGREDIENTS

  • apple brandy or apple vodka chilled
  • grenadine
  • Blackberry Shimmery Liqueur
  • Powdered dry ice optional
  • Martini glass to serve

To view full recipe at The Flavor Bender: https://www.theflavorbender.com/the-witchs-heart-halloween-cocktail/

All brave women have a little bit of witch in them.

Happy New Years!

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already here. The holidays were such a blur. Just yesterday, we were celebrating Halloween, and now, it’s ten months away. If you’ve been stopping by weekly, I thank you for your support. If you’ve just stumbled upon this little blog for the first time, I welcome you.

I’m not big on resolutions, but I do anticipate to do bigger and better things than the previous year, so now, there’s only conjuring up the willpower to pull off the ideas that I have in my head. This year, you can expect more Halloween haikus, chilling stories, awesome horror movie lists, spooky artist showcases, and all the Halloween or spooky related stuff that we can dig up.

Halloween is bigger and more important than ever. The pagan ways are finding their roots again in a new generation of believers, and I believe Halloween is huge part of that revival. Halloweenophiles are growing in numbers and sharing their ideas with the rest of the world. Countries where Halloween didn’t previously exist, are now showing signs of celebrations. Plus, it’s the only holiday where fans like to keep the party going all year long. Every day is Halloween, we just go a little crazy in October.

I wish you all good fortune, peace and happiness this year. Keep believing in the magic of Halloween.

~ Halloween Kristy

Wicked Art Wednesdays – Holiday Edition: Karem Beyit

Every Wednesday in December, Halloween Haiku will present the fabulous art of the very best artists from around the world, some well-known, some unknown, but all of them are amazingly talented.

This week, we celebrate the talents of digital artist, Karem Beyit, who’s done book covers, card illustrations, and digital work, most notably for Sony, Wizards of the Coast, Cryptozoic, among many others. He currently works as a freelance illustrator.

Artist: Karem Beyit
Website: https://www.artstation.com/kerembeyit
Where to purchase goods: https://www.deviantart.com/kerembeyit
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/kerembeyit/

13 Stocking Stuffers for Halloween Lovers

This Christmas, break away from the cheap chocolate and seasonal flavored ChapSticks and give Halloween lovers stuffing stockers guaranteed to warm their little dark hearts.

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