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: Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats

Today’s Halloween book review is more of a magazine review. It’s Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats by Better Homes and Gardens. Here’s what it’s about: From spooky to whimsical and everything in between, this publication offers readers a wide variety of projects with a strong family focus that appeals to a broad range of consumers. With the “Better Homes and Gardens”(r) brand, readers can trust that the ideas and projects found inside will help … Read more

Book Review: Halloween by Molly Aloian

Today’s Halloween book review is Halloween by Molly Aloian. Here’s what it’s about: Theres more to this spooky festivity than carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating. Halloween explores the history behind this yearly custom, including its roots in ancient Celtic tradition, as well as the costumed and candied evening it is today. This is another book about the holiday, a possible resource if you’re writing a paper for school about Halloween. It’s decent and easy to read. … Read more

Book Review: The Big Halloween Scare by Steven Banks

Today’s Halloween book review is The Big Halloween Scare by Steven Banks. Here’s what it’s about: It’s Halloween, and SpongeBob is determined to scare everyone this year. All he has to do is dress up like the Flying Dutchman. But SpongeBob doesn’t realize just how scary he can look. Join the gang from Bikini Bottom in this spooky Haloween tale! I liked that this is a written version of a SpongeBob episode. Kids really love … Read more

Book Review: Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie! by Judy Cox

Today’s Halloween book review is Pick a pumpkin, Mrs. Millie! by Judy Cox. Here’s what it’s about: Silly Mrs. Millie is at it again. In the fall, she takes her kindergartners on a class trip to pick pumpkins for their harvest party. The class has fun guessing the meanings of their favorite teacher’s nonsense words. They go on a dragon (wagon) ride, pet the boats (goats), and drink apple spider(cider). Coupled with hilarious artwork in … Read more

Book Review: Halloweena by Miriam Glassman

Today’s Halloween book review is Halloweena by Miriam Glassman. Here’s what it’s about: When crotchety old witch Hepzibah is given a human child to take care of, she’s horrified (“not a wart on her,” poor thing). And when, after years of careful training in witchery, the child, Halloweena, asks for human playmates, Hepzibah is aghast. Nevertheless, she wants to see Halloweena happy, and as she tries to find friends for her daughter, Halloweena proves she … Read more

Zombie Spiders

Here’s another entry for this year’s Halloween Kids Create. And I’m excited to say this entry was made at my house. I like to invite my friends kids over to do crafts with me around the holidays. This year’s Halloween zombie spiders theme was an accident. While I try to plan specific crafts, there was no time for it this year. So when I took out my craft supplies, I decided to use inventory I’ve … Read more

Book Review: Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa

Today’s Halloween book review is Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa. Here’s what it’s about: It’s Halloween night. The city is quiet. The city is still. But as the lights go down, the music comes up – and the guests start to arrive at the hip-hop Halloween ball! And oh, what a party it is. Told in hip-hop rhyming text, L’il Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Tom Thumb, and all of their fairy-tale friends come … Read more

Book Review: Black and Bittern was Night by Robert Heidbreder

Today’s Halloween themed book is Black and Bittern was Night by Robert Heidbreder. Here’s what it’s about: Halloween has arrived, but so have spooky skul-a-mug-mugs who frighten the grown-ups into calling off trick-or-treating. It’s up to the kids to take back the night! Told in nonsense verse, this scare-fest will have you yak-yawling with fun! I liked the comic like illustrations by John Martz but wasn’t impressed with the way the poem was written for … Read more

Book Review: The Unsolved Mystery of Ghosts by Michael Martin

Today’s book review is The Unsolved Mystery of Ghosts by Michael Martin. Here’s what it’s about: Presents the study of ghosts, including current theories and famous encounters. This is not a Halloween themed book, but ghosts are appropriate for the holiday. You’ll even learn a thing or two. I liked the format of the book. It includes some of the most well-known, real-life, ghost stories, along with other educational information like definitions, historical facts and … Read more