Thursday, October 8, 2009

October blog chain

So, here we are again, with Absolute Write's October blog chain. The theme this time around is Autumn/Halloween, but we can write about anything. Flash fiction, essay, writing craft, and so on. Just something about the season.

Angela 785 went before me. She presented a great piece on using the seasons to really punch up the setting in your story.


At first, I wanted to write a little short story. Afterall, Halloween is my favorite time of year. If it could be Halloween every day, I would be a content girl. Costumes and candy, monsters and skulls, chilly weather, and spirits abroad. It's fantastic.

But Halloween is too personal for me, too close to my heart. It's more than just the skulls, or that no one looks at me strange for wearing a jack o'lantern shirt, or that I can find black roses, and fabric with blood splatter designs. Those are all just bonus.

Halloween is so close to my heart because it's my anniversary. Eleven years ago (close enough) my fiance and I started our relationship. There have been ups and downs, certainly, but every day we've been together has been as magical as that night.

Modern America might deride true love, and call it the pipe dream of movie makers and greeting card stores, but I know better. True love exists, and every fall, I get to mark the passing of another year with the one who completes me.

And yes, this post is cheesey, and doesn't have a theme, but this is what happens to me around Halloween. I am a sappy, sentimental little girl who thinks of Halloween as more romantic than Valentines. I'm delighted to have had eleven wonderful years, and am looking forward to eleven more, and eleven more...

...and eleven more...

...and eleven more...

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Well, now that I've finished my rather pointless little ramble, check out what Angyl78 has to say in this month's chain.


1. Lost Wanderer - http://www.lostwanderer5.blogspot.com
2. Claire Crossdale -
http://theromanticqueryletter.blogspot.com/
3. Angela 785 -
http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/
4. Ravencorinncarluk -
http://ravencorinncarluk.blogspot.com
5. Angyl78 -
http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com/
6. shethinkstoomuch -
http://shethinkstoomuch.wordpress.com
7. trulyana -
http://expressiveworld.com
8. Bsolah -
http://benjaminsolah.com/blog
9. freshhell -
http://freshhell.wordpress.com
10. Ralph Pines -
http://ralfast.wordpress.com/
11. aimeelaine -
http://www.aimeelaine.com/
12. HigherEdUnderground -
http://higheredunderground.com/
13. Cath -
http://blog.cathsmith.net
14. DavidZahir -
http://zahirblue.blogspot.com/

11 comments:

  1. This is so sweet. Seriously! I have never heard anyone describe Halloween as romantic, but now that you say, it occurs to me, why not? Any holiday can be romantic if two people make it so.

    And with the exception of annoying teenagers who are determined to vandalise public property, I love Halloween too. Including all the skulls and skellies :)

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  2. I love this post so much I can hardly stand it and it is not cheesy it’s sentimental. Sentimental is good for its human. Congratulations on finding your other half you are very lucky and I’m very happy for you.
    Claire

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  3. I am SO with you! I met my hubby 21 years ago and our first date was the first high school football season of the year. It was upper 60s and dark and the MOMENT the cool weather hits each year, ALL those memories come flooding back! True love does exist! Or maybe just for those of us that found it in the fall? ;) Kudos to your 11 years + 11 years + ... :)

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  4. I like this as well. Halloween is more fun now that I have kids who spend all year thinking about costumes (and candy) but it's extra nice to have another reason to look forward to it!

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  5. I think that was an awesome post! How great you guys got together on Halloween. Now I want details, like what you were doing and what costume you both had on!!

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  6. Aw, what a sweet post, not cheesey at all! I think Halloween would make an amazing time of year to have an anniversary. Apparently one of my friends does too because she's getting married on Halloween this year. :-)

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  7. Such a good post! Thank you for your story. What memories Halloween and October hold!

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  8. That is so beautiful, that on Halloween is when you two met. You definetly have a mark to make, especially under full moon. May I ask why you get emotional?

    And what are the positive things you do around this time, to celebrate the time you have been together?

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  9. First, thank you all. I now feel all squishy inside.

    Ana: We had actually met about two months before. Halloween is just when we started dating, when we became serious about each other. I get emotional about it because I'm just rather silly like that. I'm ruled by my emotions, he by his logic. The positive things we do: little gifts, and other things to make each other smile. Plus, we decorate for the holiday, and get all dressed up.

    CR: I've had two other friends get married on Halloween. It's definitely popular, if not really talked about.

    Angela: I'll do another post with details, promise.

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  10. Excellent! Hubby and my anniversary is right after Halloween too - it really is a magical time of year to marry.

    I wish you both many more 11's. :)

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