Happy Halloween!

It’s so lovely to be back in the Northeast for Halloween — hearing the leaves crunch under your feet, seeing the smoky colors of fall, feeling the crisp cold in the air. Why not read a little passage from Ray Bradbury’s The October Country?

With luck, most folks got their Halloween cards even though we were a bit remiss on getting them into the post on time. If so, great — if not, we’ll do better next year!


  1. K. A. Laity says:

    Nice story on Charles Addams on NPR this morning; the link includes comics.

  2. K. A. Laity says:

    Neil speaks on Halloween and October in a NYT op-ed, forwarded by the ever-observant QOE.

  3. K. A. Laity says:

    Thanks, Black Ethel the Pirate!

  4. My pick for best story in OCTOBER COUNTRY (original Arkham House publication as DARK CARNIVAL for us kollector scum ;))& one of me fave Bradbury tales is “The Skeleton” orWhen someTHING l00ks up at you from the bottom of the closet, it needs more than a hanger… ;DMAITH SAMHAIN!

  5. K. A. Laity says:

    I’m not sure I could pick a favorite…Karon Flage on the Horror list sent along this link to the ILM Halloween party. That’s some Trojan Rabbit there!

  6. The Queen says:

    Ahhhh, some Hallowe’en reading whilst I work on my favorite holiday….Happy Hallowe’en!

  7. K. A. Laity says:

    Wow — not a single trick-or-treater all night. How sad that the tradition is dying. Everyone’s just too fearful of their neighbors.:-(

  8. I’m not so familiar with Bradbury as I should be (my bad…)But if I had to pick a truly scary story for Halloween, it would be “Sticks” by Karl Edward Wagner. This story scared the bejeezus out of me when I first read it. When Blair Witch came out, I immediately said, “Hey! It’s just like Sticks!” And apparently, other people said the same thing!

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