It all started with the House on Haunted Hill.  Oh, I’m not talking about the remake with the fantastic rendition of “Sweet Dreams” by Marilyn Manson.  No, I’m talking about the original that I watched with morbid fascination when I was but a young child.  Scared the crap out of me and I proceeded to drag the entire family into my nightmare.  It’s been that way ever since. 


Halloween is one of my favorite days.  Partially because I love all things that go bump in the night and partially because of the incredible folk legends that rise up around the day.  I mean really, how is interesting is the concept of the veil between this world and next disappearing?  That’s one of the legends and I like it. 


I also like the idea of the fantasy Halloween represents.  For one day, imaginations soar and fantasy rules.  We must live in this world day to day and handle the obstacles and challenges put before us.  On October 31st each year, reality is suspended for just a bit and creativity soars.  For a writer and artist, it is a day of dreams.  Sure, I still have a particular fondness for the macabre, but hey…it’s just my personal form of imaginative creativity.  Or, so I tell my family.  In short, enjoy the day.  Revel in imagination and Happy Halloween.


Now, remember to stop by the blogs of my fellow Haunted Bloggers.  There are scavenger hunts, prizes and all sorts of fun stuff.  Speaking of prizes…leave a comment and I’ll draw one name from those who do for a nice spooky gift. 


The Haunted Blog Tour