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

Halloween Fable 6: The Girl and the Woodpecker

Tula sat up in bed. “Mom, the damn woodpecker’s back!” While she was only nine, she’d been mimicking her grandfather’s favorite curse word since the age of three. The red headed bird had been drilling into the siding outside Tula’s bedroom shortly after dawn for weeks. Tula pulled on the sheets, frustrated she wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep on a Saturday morning. She needed her rest. It was Halloween, and her mother … 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: Fall for Freedom Preview

Welcome to day 2 of October Frights. Today demons are lurking. I’m featuring Fall for Freedom, only free through the end of this event. This is a very small introduction to Boss the demon in a prequel to The Courier Series. Boss possesses Pete, the main character, and is only heard in Pete’s head. He becomes a major character later in the series and has his own way of keeping himself…well, relevant and alive. ENJOY! … 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

Halloween Fable 5: The Old Groundskeeper and Death

Gustov paused to listen to the muffled moans and groans outside the window of the groundskeeper’s shack. On a warm end to the October nights at the graveyard, he preferred not to know which sounds were from the living and which were from the dead. As keeper of the graveyard for over fifty years, he knew it was safer to stay in the shack this close to midnight on Halloween. In ten short minutes, as … 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

Halloween Fable 4: The Girl and the High Heels

“How can you expect me to wear the same princess costume as last year, Mother.” Lisa put her hands on her hips. “I told you last weeks, I want to be a sexy black cat.” “And I told you, there’s no chance you’re getting out the door in a tight leotard, showing off all your lady bits.” Her mother picked a pair of bright pink pumps off the thrift store shoe rack. They were so … Read more

Halloween Fable 3: The Pumpkin and the Jinn

As the sun reached its highest and hottest point above the Boulder Creek Farm, a ripening pumpkin cursed his life with boisterous sobs. A tiny mouse, darting along the dried vines, climbed upon the pumpkin and whispered at his stump, “Tell me, poor sir, why are you so unhappy?” “How could you possibly understand the tortures of a moored life?” the pumpkin said. “You can scurry under a rock to avoid the blistery days and … Read more

Halloween Fable 2: The Old Man and the Old House

A raw egg splattered against the old man’s brown grocery bag as he hobbled toward his walk. He scanned his Dutch Colonial house and surrounding trees, finding he was the only target. At least for now. He shook his knuckly fist at the teens standing in the street. “Trick my house tonight and this will be the year I kill you idiots!” “Screw you, Mr. Outhouse!” Kyle yelled back at him. The teen spun around … Read more

Halloween Fable 1: The Boy, the Bully and the Apples

Alvin dunked his head into the ice cold water for the fifth time, his mouth open and teeth chomping at the twirling apples. If only he could pluck one by the stem. Some may consider it cheating, but all that mattered was ending his turn before the other kids grew frustrated. “He’ll never get one,” Carl said from behind in his raspy and forced pirate’s voice. A strong grip squeezed Alvin’s shoulders, and a heaviness … Read more