The song says to “wake me up when September ends,” and it has, it has, and with the ticking of a clock and the changing of a calendar page, my second-favorite month of the year has arrived.
October, when even though the daily highs reach into the 80s, the evenings are cool enough for pajamas. October, when even the days in the early part of the month are pumpkin-scented and come with a background track of crunching leaves and whispering trees, and the shadows might – just might – be hiding something a little bit scary, a little bit otherworldly, a little bit dangerous.
I have no desire to live inside a horror movie or inhabit the pages of a horror novel, but I like to flirt with the macabre, so this month, I’ll be playing in the HorrorDailies sandbox. It’s a new-ish month-long project from the folks at Holidailies, but with a darker twist.
Expect a collection of Halloween memories and seasonal flash-fiction. If you have a concept or a topic you’d like me to play with, leave a comment here, or track me down on Facebook or Twitter. I’d love to hear from you.