We also had a lot of parties when I was older. We bobbed for apples and went on scavenger hunts. I wasn't a reader in the kid and teen years, so I don't have any favorite Halloween stories from those times. I do now. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving.
Cover from Good Reads
IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN is my favorite Halloween TV show.
Image from Wikipedia - Title Card from 1966 TV Special
Created by Charles M. Schultz
What's you favorite ghost story and/or TV show?
I've written two ghost stories. The latest, A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT, is for MG and tween readers. It would make a nice stocking stuffer for the young readers in the family.
When something brushed against my bare leg, already creeped out, I jumped. "Yeow!" A cat, gray as the shadows, a green mist surrounding it, tilted its head and grinned at me. Yup. It grinned, a vicious I-know-you-hate-cats-and-I-will-torture-you-for-being-you grin.
James scooped up the cat. "Dixie was on the ship with me. She wants to know what happened to her kittens left on board while she and I went ashore."
"The cat's a ghost, too?" I asked.
"She is," Star said.
I almost choked on my own spit. I had entered the wildest nightmare in the universe.. First, a ghost blockade runner. Second, a ghost cat. And me, the guy who knew ghosts did not exist. Notice, I used the past tense knew.""What next?" I shouldn't have asked.
Then there's LISTEN TO THE GHOST, which won't be for sale for much longer. Watch for 2017 though. I may try something new.
All seventeen-year-old Jade Dalton wants to do is show her paintings at Charleston, South Carolina's, annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival, swim in the ocean, forget Kurt Sinclair, her ex-boyfriend and his lying lips, and prove she's as perfect as her brother, David. So how does she end up with Phoebe, a ghost who doesn't want to be a ghost; Doc, a one-hundred-year-old neighbor who talks in riddles; and Matt, a gorgeous saxophone player who changes her opinion about guys?
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