Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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!

9 comments:

K. A. Laity said...

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

K. A. Laity said...

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

Cranky Yankee said...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

K. A. Laity said...

Thanks, Black Ethel the Pirate!

The joey Zone said...

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" or

When someTHING l00ks up at you from the bottom of the closet, it needs more than a hanger... ;D

MAITH SAMHAIN!

K. A. Laity said...

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!

The Queen said...

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

K. A. Laity said...

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

:-(

Cranky Yankee said...

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!