The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Friday, 2 November 2012

My Hallowe'en includes the apostrophe

This is the time of year I usually rant and rave about how every spell-checker on the planet decides that Hallowe'en, spelled properly, deserves a little squiggly line underneath.  I won't do that this year.  In a world of lol's and rotflmao and emoticons (which, by the way, survives the spell-checker just fine) I suppose it is kind of selfish of me to expect people to add that cumbersome apostrophe every time each year someone types out Hallowe'en.

Moving on...

This year I wasn't as prepared for my favourite holiday.  Lots has been going on and Hallowe'en snuck up on us.  Although preparations were mostly last minute, we were able to put on a pretty good show.

I was an accident victim, my daughter was Zombie of Green Gables ("Zombie with an 'E'").  Her friend was a broken doll and my son was scariest of all.  He was a door to door salesman!

For a rushed job, we decorated in style.  The boy wanted a puking pumpkin, so there was that...

Note the Pumpkin Ale to the left.

There was the unearthed grave, right on our front lawn:

We had a pumpkin that I was still carving as children came to the door:

I also managed to gouge a goodly chunck of my finger in the process, but what's Hallowe'en without a little blood?

  Tricksie the Hallowe'en Cat made her annual appearance:

And this was new - A lovely Dr. Seuss Tree full of skulls:

The best part...

They're all infant-sized skulls.

Happy Hallowe'en