October Frights Winnners

Another year of October Frights is over. So sad! Below are the winners of the drawings and contests from this year. 1st $25 gift card goes to Anita Stewart. 2nd $25 gift card goes to Debbie Christiana. Winner of the $10 gift card for choosing a story idea from the October Frights Preview is Carmilla Voiez for choosing #5, “a child afraid of Trick or Treaters tells his babysitter they’re trying to kill him. When … Read more

October Frights Day 6: Ghoul by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Ghoul Dwelling in fog Against cold stone I await the sweetest flesh Your smell lingers Like sweet perfume Drawing open my bleeding lips Fangs glint in deadend air Silence echos in your ears As my decaying body Stalk my prey My ghoulish grin Is the last you’ll see. Let the feast begin! Copyright © 2018 C. Reschke. All rights … Read more

October Frights Day 5: Halloween Crafts

I’ve unfortunately been sick during the hop and haven’t gotten much writing done. Yesterday, to lift my spirits, I decided to do something crafty. This is made with craft foam. Not just for kids, I’m a little addicted to creating stuff like this. My other creation this year is a bit of a cluttered mess. LOL! But I like it! Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s and C. Reschke’s posts and you are entered to … Read more

October Frights Day 5: Boogeyman by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Boogeyman In darkness I dwell A creature from Hell waiting to hunt my prey. From the closet I lie Unable to die Coming to take you away. You whine and you moan You complain and you groan Feeding the demon inside Oh how sweet Is your rotten meat Here is where you’ll reside. Forever yours, The Boogeyman Copyright © … Read more

October Frights Day 3: Zombie by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Zombie Awaken from the grave Rotting flesh peeled off the bone Guttural scream beneath the earth Feasting on the soul Scraping towards the flesh Chomping of broken teeth No amount of meat Can satisfy a dead beast. Copyright © 2018 C. Reschke. All rights reserved. Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s and C. Reschke’s posts and you are entered … Read more

October Frights Day 2: Mummy by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Mummy Wrapped in A molded cocoon I will not transform Into a butterfly. Death and decay Melted my beauty Stole my voice Ruined my gown I am now A stranger waddling In a sandstorm Copyright © 2018 C. Reschke. All rights reserved. Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s and C. Reschke’s posts and you are entered to win a … Read more

Vampire by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Vampire The gruesome seductive grin draws me close As blood drips from your chin. Pretense flowing from pointed teeth Death, cold, darkness Eternal grief? Longing for love, light, the sun? Humanity, a soul… But immortality has just begun. Copyright © 2018 C. Reschke. All rights reserved. Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s and C. Reschke’s posts and you are … Read more

Ghost by C. Reschke

Welcome to October Frights, featuring Halloween Fables by Winnie Jean Howard and poetry by C. Reschke. Ghost Desperate reach Toward the invader Leave my home alone The only way to make you leave I show my deathly glow How lovely to hear you scream To see you quiver To see your back as you run This ghost is home In Abandon Copyright © 2018 C. Reschke. All rights reserved. Leave a comment on Winnie Jean’s … Read more

Prehistoric Teeth in Warrant for Damnation

Welcome to day 5 of the October Frights Blog Hop. I’ve got an action packed excerpt from chapter 2 of Warrant for Damnation, book 2 in The Courier series. This book releases mid to late November. I hope you enjoy the read. Anyone who leaves a comment today gets a free copy of Warrant for Damnation in either paper or eBook. If you’d like to read book 1, It’s the last day to get Call … Read more

Heart Stopping Terror Around Every Corner

When we think about terror, the most horrific things come to mind like terrorists, natural disasters and plane crashes. But there are a number of things that happen in our everyday lives that set our hearts a pounding out of control. Typically, these are little things that come back to haunt us every time we encounter them, and it’s almost embarrassing to admit that we fear these things. Let’s start the October Frights Blog Hop … Read more

‘Tis the Season for Frightful Fun

Fall is my favorite time of year, and October is probably my favorite month because it’s so unpredictable in Colorado. The volatile weather can vary as much as 50 degrees in a single day, with snow in the morning and warm sunshine in the afternoon. And how can you not love natures changing colors just before a harsh period of sleep and death. Then there’s Halloween, my favorite holiday. For us horror writers, it’s also … Read more

Book Review: New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story by April Halprin Wayland

This week’s book review is New Year at the Pier by April Halprin Wayland. Here’s what it’s about: Izzy’s favorite part of Rosh Hashanah is Tashlich, a joyous ceremony in which people apologize for the mistakes they made in the previous year and thus clean the slate as the new year begins. But there is one mistake on Izzy’s “I’m sorry” list that he’s finding especially hard to say out loud.Humor, touching moments between family … Read more

Book Review: Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor

Today’s holiday book review is Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor. Here’s what it’s about: Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles—and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to … Read more

Book Review: Merry Christmas, Curious George by Margret Rey

Today’s holiday book review is Merry Christmas, Curious George by Margret Rey. Here’s what it’s about: It’s Christmastime! And irrepressible, excitable Curious George has just the spirit for it. He can’t wait to help his best friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat, pick out their holiday tree. At the tree farm, however, amid all the excitement of finding the perfect specimen, George gets carried away, as usual—atop his favorite tree! Hiding in the tree’s … Read more

Book Review: Harold at the North Pole by Crockett Johnson

Today’s holiday book review is Harold at the North Pole by Crockett Johnson. Here’s what it’s about: It’s Christmas Eve, and Harold needs a Christmas tree. So, with purple crayon in hand, he sets off to get one. Before long he finds himself at the North Pole, where a snowbound Santa Claus needs his help. It’s up to the ever-resourceful Harold to draw up a plan and save Christmas! Yes, Harold to the rescue in … Read more

Book Review: Christmas In Mouseland by Katharine Holabird

Today’s holiday book review is Christmas In Mouseland by Katharine Holabird. Here’s what it’s about: Angelina auditions for the role of Cinderella Mouse for a special Christmas dance performance, but she gets the part of the Wicked Stepmouse instead. Angelina tries her best to convince Miss Lilly and the show’s director that she deserves the part of Cinderella, but she has no luck. Will Angelina stay with the show? Loved this story and the illustrations. … Read more

Book Review: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

Today’s holiday book review is How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss. Here’s what it’s about: “The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! / Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.” Dr. Seuss’s small-hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest, scowling holiday grumps of all time. For 53 years, the Grinch has lived in a cave on the side of a mountain, … Read more

A Very Special Ugly Christmas Sweater

My son was on the lookout for an ugly Christmas sweater to wear to work today. Unfortunately, it’s been another year of not finding them plentiful in stores. This surprises me considering a report I watched on the news about how popular they’ve become along with the ugly Christmas sweater parties. So I told him I’d make him a sweater if he drew up the design. Since it was a bit too late to knit … Read more

Book Review: Holly Jolly Jimmy by Adam Beechen

Today’s holiday book review is Holly Jolly Jimmy by Adam Beechen. Here’s what it’s about: It’s Christmas Eve in Retroville, but Jimmy Neutron is not in a jolly mood. The boy genius is on a mission — to convince his friends Carl and Sheen that there is no Santa Claus. To do that, however, they have to take a trip to the North Pole. when they get there, Jimmy and his friends discover a winter … Read more

Book Review: Ernest’s Special Christmas by Laura T. Barnes

Today’s holiday book review is Ernest’s Special Christmas by Laura T. Barnes. Here’s what it’s about: In this charming barnyard tale, Ernest, a tiny, loveable donkey, and his farmyard friends demonstrate the power of love and selflessness–the true gifts of the holiday season. When Ernest discovers his friend Chester is missing on Christmas Eve, he must enlist his friends, large and small, to work together in order to rescue their friend. Through love and determination, … Read more