Top 10 Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating in crappy Chicago weather

A guest post by Helaine Krysik Ah, Halloween in Chicago. We just never know what kind of weather we’re going to get, do we? It could be 75 and sunny, with mild breezes going into Halloween night, then turn raw, windy, and nasty, with rain flying sideways. In that case, if you’re like me, you’re tired … Continue reading Top 10 Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating in crappy Chicago weather

Three poems on darkness and death

A guest post by Jayson J Crady The Howling Darkness Amongst Us The howling winds outside his window keep him from falling asleep, fearing that doing so would invite an evil entity to enter his room and take his soul as he sleeps. Not even praying his soul to keep satisfy the innate paranoia that he … Continue reading Three poems on darkness and death

A Halloween playlist

My Halloween decor theme this year is "Studio 666: Disco of Death." To go with my decorations (which include blood spattered records and a sparkly skeleton) I've put together a Spotify playlist that mixes spooky songs, dance music (both disco and modern), and even some spooky dance music. There is more than 6 hours of music … Continue reading A Halloween playlist

The Halloween we admitted we didn’t hate girls

A guest post by Floyd Sullivan A short story based on real events. The names have been changed to protect the guilty. In October 1962 we were twelve and too old to go trick-or-treating. This was a more dire situation than the Cuban Missile Crisis, which had dominated the news and made most adults stop … Continue reading The Halloween we admitted we didn’t hate girls

In a Haunted House (in the style of In a People House by Dr. Seuss)

A rhyming tale based on In A People House by Dr. Seuss Come inside, Mr. Bird, said the mouse, I’ll show you what there is in a haunted house. A haunted house has things that scare like spider webs and darkened stairs. Blood-filled bathtub, floating brooms. That’s what you find in haunted rooms. Fresh dug … Continue reading In a Haunted House (in the style of In a People House by Dr. Seuss)