Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Feature

Halloween Drabbles from around the World, exclusively at the Burrow.

Pumpkin patches and bats. Witches on brooms flying past.
Candle twinkling inside a carved pumpkin. Kids creating quite a din.
Windows orange, purple and black. That time again is back.

Kids in costumes looking dandy. Bags full of lolly and candy.
Skeletons in the cupboard leaping out. ‘Enough’, we all shout.
Sights of trickery everywhere is seen. After all, it is Halloween.

All over town the ghosts roam. For just one day, the earth is their home.
The night before All Saint’s Day. Tomorrow, all will be gay.
Pulling off the Halloween feature was quite a feat. Trick or Treat?

Drabble(n) -
an extremely short work of fiction exactly one hundred words in length.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I love Halloween! Thanks for the drabble to get me in the mood for it. I've GOT to get my kids' costumes together....

Mystery Writing is Murder

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Elizabeth - have fun! Three years back, my older one was Harry Potter, but that is the only time we have 'done' Halloween :-(

The Old Silly said...

Nicely done, Rayna! Helped get me in the mood for sure. :)

Marvin D Wilson

Lisa said...

This is great! Nice work! And I love halloween so it was extra special for me.

Anonymous said...

Short - fun and it rhymes! Good work.

Cruella Collett said...

Lovely! Which reminds me I need to write another... Thanks for sharing :)

Not Hannah said...

Cute! Reminds me of the poems I used to love as a child. I'm going to print this out for our celebrations.

Anonymous said...

Learn something new everyday. Drabble - got it. Maybe you could compete with Twitter, call it Drabber. I'm tired of being confinedto a mere 140 characters.

Stephen Tremp

Watery Tart said...

I need to do one of these too, I'm thinking--though I did post a link, but the actual drabble is such a nice pull-in. I'm just so darned long-winded...

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Nicely done! My youngest is having her first year NOT dressing up; she's graduated to handing out the candy.


Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Marvin - you are most welcome. And I have to tell you how much I love your blog.

@ Lisa - I am sure you have some lovely traditions around the festival that you are keeping alive.

@ Fiona - rather kiddish rhyming, though, isn't it?

@ Mari/ Tami - you did the original plugs!

@ Heather - I guess it was the childishness of the rhyme that made it appealing - it is a festival where we celebrate the child in us, isn't it?

@ Stephan - now that would be quite a challenge!

@ Elspeth - isn't it lovely (and a bit heartwrenching) when kids grow up?


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