Hello October

Hello October

 

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.

Happy Hauntings.

 

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Coffee Pot Puttering

autumn brew

Despite the fact that I spent a good chunk of it tracking down the bits and pieces necessary to rebuild my mother’s website, today was an almost perfect autumn day. The weather was nicely blustery, and pleasantly cool. The air was clean from last night’s driving rain. The dogs were able to play outside most of the afternoon.

And I?

I moved my laptop to the kitchen table, brewed a pot of chicory coffee from Cafe du Monde, and did my work between gifts of muddy paw prints and sloppy puppy kisses.

As I posted on ello the other day: Cry pumpkin! And unleash the (roasted, with garlic salt) seeds of squash!

I love October!

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