Another year of celebrating out of the way. The autumn air seems to no longer howl as leaves tumble along streets, candy wrappers flutter in the breeze and pumpkins appear to have lost their magic, their purpose as they slowly rot on porches across America. Yes, folks, Halloween is over.
The air changes as morning sunlight creeps above the dark horizon line bringing with it a relative sigh from those who survived the October month of ghouls, ghosts, and gregarious hauntings. Time to stash the decorations, hide the candy so we don’t gorge, and ween off constant streaming of horror films and slasher films as fall deepens its grip into winter and Christmas bells start clinking and jingling with a whisper before a shout.
The good thing to remember is, the spirit lives on. It can be Halloween every month if you’re willing to try. The magic is always there if you’re willing to look. All Saints Day is here, Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) also shares this special day of remembrance. The ghostly scares of the season may be gone, but honoring, remembering, and celebrating our ancestors’ travel through the veil and the service of our religious figures showcases our dedication to the world beyond what we know, what we see, what we love. They say the veil is thinner during this time of year, for how long is anyone’s guess. I say celebrate, love, laugh, light a candle for ones who have passed and speak their names, pray and give thanks to Saints who should be honored. If the veil is thinner, maybe, just maybe a little energy will come your way to carry you through to greater possibilities or offer up one more “boo!” before the season rolls on into other seasons, other holidays.
These posts will be about showcasing a random picture I find in the hopes of inspiring others to create ideas for their writing. I have found that generating a quick 1-3 sentence scenario, a blurb, a scene, or a full novel concept based on a random picture has worked wonders in opening up the floodgates to new ideas and enjoyment in the world of fiction. It is my hope that others will find these images and possibly be inspired to jump into the wild world of writing and become the author they always wanted to be.
Without further ado, our 9th entry!
Photo Credit: Picardo/ Moment Open/ Getty Images
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