Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Fiction Carnival

Welcome to my first Halloween Fiction Carnival!

Not sure what to wear to this shindig? That's okay! We're easy. Just follow these tips from Susan Helene Gottfried's ShapeShifter boys about what not to wear, and you'll be fine.

So let's get started with a little tale of Hoo Doo. Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy tells of a conjure supper and it's eerie aftermath.

And after reading about supper, if you're ready for dessert, Virgina Lee has A Chocolate Tale for you!

Still hungry? So is Ernie on Jeff's blog! Or if what you're really after is more candy, the boys in ShapeShifter have a proven method for getting the Halloween goods without having to knock on any doors!

Do you think you've got the upper hand on the unexplainable? So did my fictional friend Coyote until his Ghost Story took an unexpected turn.

And speaking of the unexpected, a young man finds something he wasn't expecting in Thomma Lyn's The Saddle of Private Lucius Gray

Not scary enough? Vesper has written a darkly evocative piece for the season, A Mother's Gift. And speaking of gifts, Vesper has a poem and a less traditional story rounding out her Halloween Triptych. Thanks for the treats, Vesper!

Or maybe scary stories aren't for you and you'd rather read about real life? Jerry Waxler interviews award winning horror writer, Jonathan Maberry, (Ghost Road Blues) and gets plenty of food for thought about the horror genre and horror in real life. Find out if horror is based on memoir and draw your own conclusions about where the darkness in our world and the darkness in our minds intersect.

At at the end of all this, Kate Boddie wants everyone to be sure they don't have a Halloween Hangover! Scary, indeed!

Happy Halloween, friends!


Vesper said...

Hi Bunnygirl!
Thank you for visiting my blog. Looks like quite a Carnival is starting - I find it's a great idea to celebrate Halloween. You can certainly add my link - thank you for choosing my poem for your carnival. :-)

Kate Boddie said...
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Kate Boddie said...

Dur. How about I put my AW screen name in there so you know who it is? Dur again. This is DonnaDuck and here's the link to my carnival post--'s a link direct to the post. Thanks for putting this together on such short notice! Great job! Nifty blog, by the way!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No clue how to get the boys to part with their peanut butter cups, but ... beware Trevor's plans with those ring pops!!!!

btw, here's a url if you want to add this one, too.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. Lots of (procrastination) fun in there! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Anonymous said...

Great fiction carnival! :-D Way cool stuff to read here.

MaoMao said...

Wowie, a Halloween Karnival! I'm skeered!

Anonymous said...

Lots of great stories! And that's a great idea you had for Mom to leave the computer on so I can blog, but I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to keep myself from sleeping on it (on the keys -- it's a laptop), and then it would get all confused, *giggle*!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

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