Happy Friday! Happy YA Indie Carnival day!
First of all, I need to apologize. I haven’t been blogging much lately. I’ve been swamped in other projects and I’ve totally let my blog slide. I’m sorry! I’ll try to be better.
Second…. Happy Friday! Woohooo!! Today’s topic for the YA Indie Carnival is our favorite childhood Halloween memory. I llllloooooovvvveeee Halloween. For some strange reason, it is my favorite holiday. I love the feeling of magic that surrounds this day, the slightly scary vibe that I get when I remember that Halloween is ‘supposed’ to be the time of year when the veil between the living and dead is the thinnest. Creepy, right?
Anyway, I think my fave childhood memory is from one year when my mom threw my sisters and I a huge Halloween party in my grandpa’s barn. I think I was maybe 8 or 9. We invited all of our friends, it was dark out, we played tons of fun games, had scary music… and then towards the middle of the party, my uncles all swooped in through the doors, windows, hayloft, etc… dressed up as werewolves.
My mom had kept this part a secret, so my sisters and I were just as scared as our friends were. My uncles chased us all around and after that, we were all scared to even leave the barn, because my uncles were lying in wait outside, just waiting to chase us again. It was really cool.
In later years, when I was in Jr. High and High School, a good friend of mine used to host a Halloween party out on her dad’s farm. We’d have the party in the barn, we’d watch scary movies in the house and then we’d scare ourselves silly walking around outside, back and forth to the barn. Of course, by this time, there were boys involved, which changed everything. 🙂 I think we watched Pet Sematary during one of those parties- and even though it seems hokey now, Pet Sematary used to be one scary movie.
So, anyway. I have tons of great Halloween memories. Please visit some of my awesome indie colleagues to read about some of theirs! 🙂 Have a great weekend, folks!