Happy Halloween! Or All Hallows’ Eve!
Do you have a favorite story you read before turning in for the All Hallows’ Eve? Do you like them scary? Super scary?
I like to read a few chapters from Hoosier Hauntings by K.T. MacRorie. The disappearance of a set of helium-filled balloons from the Culbertson Mansion in New Albany, IN is a good story. Makes one think! How could helium-filled balloons travel down a hallway through a bedroom and wrap themselves around a dress on display in a wardrobe? Hmmm, sounds like a haunting situation!
Ever think about the bridge you are crossing over as you drive at night? Does it have a story? They say you can hear a woman’s grief stricken wails for her lost child from the Avon Bridge in Washington Township. How about a bridge in Mooresville? There is one where an arm appears from time to time. You hope it never comes pointing towards you!
Did you know the White House is haunted? There have been sightings and sounds from Abraham Lincoln, Abigail Adams, Andrew Jackson and even Dolley Madison. Dolley spooked Mrs. Woodrow Wilson’s gardeners, who were scheduled to remove the Rose Garden that she had planted. She spoofed them and the Rose Garden remains where it originally was planted. That is one determined first lady!
A new book of short stories, An Apple for the Creature, has gruesome stories by Charlaine Harris, Ilona Andrews, Mike Carey and others. Your worst school-day experience will not fare well with the stories of this book! Between telepaths, missing students, vampires and serial killers, these stories will have you feeling very creepy!
The Library also has a HUGE book of October or Halloween short stories! It is called October Dreams : A Celebration of Halloween and edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish. One story sticks out in my mind every time I shake someone’s hand: Halloween Memories by Christopher Golden. Be on the alert during Halloween if you shake someone’s hand. That hand may remain with you after the person is long gone!
Of course there are the Stephen King and Anne Rice scary titles, yet, John Saul writes many haunting books such as: Vespers, The Horning, House of Reckoning, Sleepwalk and many more! Scott Westerfeld also has a couple interesting titles, Peeps and Last Days. Check one out to get your frights in for the year!
Are you reading something scary right now? Who is your favorite Halloween author? Or What ‘cha Reading?