Spooky Day!

I’m knee deep in a writing project with a deadline tomorrow but! Halloween brings out the goodies from me and my pals: A new story! Number 13 is a little M. R. James, a touch of Chaucer and a whole lot noir over at Punk Noir Magazine, where they’ve also got Sebnem Sanders’ The Muse and Frank…

Samhain Maith! Happy Halloween!

Whether you go for tricks and treats or candlelit rituals in the dark, I hope your day is wonderful and full of friends.   Art by Samuel Schmucker, published by John Winsch: Halloween Postcard Witch & Goblins, 1911 for sale from North Star Antiques

Devil’s Night (2007)

Devil’s Night It was called Devil’s Night in the town where I lived That veiled night before Halloween, When goblins came out and devils ran wild And some said that witches were seen. We kids stayed inside, safe in our beds And whispered of what there might be— But one year we intended to see…

Devil’s Night (2007)

Devil’s Night It was called Devil’s Night in the town where I lived That veiled night before Halloween, When goblins came out and devils ran wild And some said that witches were seen. We kids stayed inside, safe in our beds And whispered of what there might be— But one year we intended to see…

Happy Halloween

May your day be delightful, whatever you get up to — here’s a little poem for you:   LULU Lulu has the biggest Teeth, From above and underneath— They gleam like Stars in midnight black, And once they’re out, they don’t go back Until some morsel slips between, Sundered on the bright points keen. Keep…

Devil’s Night

Things were quieter in upstate NY than down in the city. We braced for more, but it never came — phew. Peg and I had good food, the dogs and movies. I’ve been so crazy busy lately it was good to have an excuse to shut everything down, put up my feet and take it…

Ghoulway

 There was a persistent magpie knocking at my balcony window and then at the kitchen window yesterday morning. Usually there’s a pair. Maybe she was asking if I’d seen her mate. He was probably down the pub.  Lame, but this was the full extent of my costuming! I didn’t have any parties to go to,…

Happy Halloween!

A gloriously spooky day to you all! I know I have been remiss in my Halloween cards for the last couple years; I have as an excuse the general madness of my life lately — this year in particular. I suspect next year will either be incredibly dull and boring, or else more mad than…