I love Halloween. It’s one of my favorite holidays, probably because it occurs during my favorite time of year. There’s just something about autumn—the fading light, the misty mornings, the smell of rain and earth and leaves that permeates the air. Halloween encapsulates all that, along with a good dose of ghosts and witches, magic and folklore. Every year I like to watch Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. It’s a little tradition of mine that helps me celebrate the autumnal season. This year, however, I was hoping on starting a new tradition.
This blog is young, and this upcoming Halloween is the first that this blog will see. I, being a fan of the holiday, wanted to do something to mark the occasion. So I thought of the obvious: I’ll write a short story. A spooky short story. (Well, spooky for me, anyway, which is really quite tame.) Then I thought how fun it would be if others shared their stories, too. So, I thought I’d turn it into a blog hop.
This is a rather experimental venture. As I mentioned earlier, this blog is young, and I’m not sure how much interest there will be. But I think it sounds like fun and just wanted to throw the idea out there. If successful, I’d like to make it a yearly tradition, like watching Sleepy Hollow. So, if you’re also a fan of Halloween and would like to celebrate the occasion with a bit of writing, read on.
Halloween Blog Hop 2013
The rules for this blog hop are pretty simple:
- Add your blog using the link tool found below.
- Grab the button to put on your blog to help spread the word (optional).
- On Halloween, post your short story or poem on your blog.
- Come back here and click on the other links to visit other people’s blogs and read their stories.
- Have fun!
Feel free to write whatever you want. Short story, poem, haiku, whatever floats your boat. Heck, if you want to draw a picture, do that. Just post something that you feel encapsulates whatever Halloween means to you. If that’s a scary story, great! If it’s more about the ambiance of a campfire and falling leaves, awesome! Whatever Halloween means to you is what you should write about. There are no requirements to follow anyone’s blog or to post comments if you don’t want to (though it’s nice if you do). The idea behind this is to just have some fun, support one another, and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.
To grab a button, simply copy and paste the following code onto your blog:
Here’s what it will look like: