Trick or Treat

Did you know that my husband works in a chocolate factory? No he’s not Willy Wonka but something close to it. He brings home half a kilo of free chocolates every Thursday.

So when the door bell rings this Halloween I’ll be giving out chocolates, not stationery, or carrots disguised as candy, but delicious chocolaty chocolates.

And here are some for my fellow bloggers!

20131031_165050Apart from some virtual chocolates I could offer my fellow bloggers some sweet poetry (, stunning photography ( and a few laughs (

And now for some silliness:

I was writing a post

About a scary ghost

When suddenly I felt

My knees start to melt

There’s someone there

In my very own lair,

In the middle of the night

This just wasn’t right.

Had he come to haunt

On his nightly jaunt?

What would he do to me?

Was there time to flee?

Then something familiar

I heard a cough so clear

It was just my Mr Right

Returning from his flight

I certainly was pleased

My breathing eased.

So I deleted my post

About the silly ghost

And decided to write

Something to delight

Was it worthwhile?

Did I make you smile?

Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat

  1. British Navy Using Spears Against Pirates | DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society
  2. Happy Halloween!!! | Jab and Cross followed by Cross and Stitch
  3. Trick or Treat | Kate Murray
  4. All Hallows’ Eve – Valencia style | Beth Byrnes
  5. Treats for Bloggers | piran café
  6. milk and cookies | yi-ching lin photography
  7. I Would Literally Blow Your Mind | sayanything
  8. Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat | Under the Monkey Tree
  9. Treat | Rebecca Barray
  10. Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat | Awl and Scribe
  11. Ghost Post 31: Treacherous Trio | writemybrainsout
  12. Daily Prompt/ treat at sweetwildflower’s | sweetwildflower
  13. Halloween Treats For Bloggers | Tony’s Texts
  14. Daily prompt: TREAT | I Spy with My Little Eye…
  15. The Light is ON, Come Knock on the Door! | Not a Punk Rocker
  16. Hotmyzhsk of Belgorod Region, Russia. October 23, 2011 | Bright Moments Catcher
  17. Milkweed Pods (Treat) | photo potpourri
  18. DP: Trick or Treat! | The Deepwater Goldfish
  19. Evening | Nature Activities
  20. Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat | The Story of a Guy
  21. I’ll be handing out… | Hope* the happy hugger
  22. Let Them Eat Cake Or Candy | The Jittery Goat
  23. Daily Prompt Halloween Special! | aliceatwonderland
  24. Sticks and Bones | CurTales
  26. My Life is a Trick and Treat « MID-DAY SPRITZER
  27. Halloween’s Treats | Flowers and Breezes
  28. Bowtie Beau! | Not the Family Business!
  29. Daily Prompt; Your Halloween treat | sixty, single and surviving


I’m the biggest coward around. I can’t watch scary movies. I just can’t.

My husband and I go to the cinema every Friday afternoon. We can watch thrillers, drama, comedy, sci-fi, anything entertaining. There’s just one restriction: no scary movies.

I can’t even watch trailers of scary movies. I’d much rather stare at my popcorn and try to shut out the screams and weird noises than even look at the screen.

The closest I managed to watch to a scary movie and usually zombie movies are a big no no was “World War Z”. My husband really wanted to watch it as he had read the book and there was no other movie that weekend and then there was the Brad Pitt factor, so I said yes. Till many days I had flashes of scary zombies piling up against the walls. I tried to concentrate on Brad Pitt but those overzealous zombies were just too much.

I don’t like to be scared. It’s not entertaining. It leaves me with a bad after taste. I’ve never understood why someone would pay money willingly to be scared.

When I was growing up we used to visit my grandmother every summer. She lived in a very Victorian house with a massive driveway and grounds. We used to scare each other as children and pretend the house was haunted. It may well have been. I remember it was dimly lit and had curtains behind each door where anything could have been hiding. Later after my grandparents passed away, my uncle modernized it.

One evening we were all sitting in the lounge watching TV when I saw the silhouette of a man in the window. I asked my uncle if any of his workmen were still working at that hour and told him what I had seen. He went out to investigate but there was no one there. I don’t know what it was that I saw but I remember that very strangely I was not scared. Everyone else was!

My husband in his last job lived in a compound that was in an area known to be haunted. Of course I didn’t move with him there (also because I didn’t want to quit my job in the city). The poor guy lived there alone (along with various other entities) for two years. He told me about several instances when he would lock the door of an unused room and find it unlocked the next door or hear women talking outside his room in the middle of the night. But families were living in that compound for years and nobody had ever been harmed.

Usually we don’t celebrate Halloween as it’s not one of our traditions. But this year we’ve been invited to a Halloween party and I’m not sure what it’s going to be like. If they’re going to be scaring the guests I’m not going to like it at all!

Daily Prompt: Fright Night

  1. Fright or Friend? | The Ambitious Drifter
  2. Daily Prompt: Fright Night | Under the Monkey Tree
  3. Wr!nkly | mët•aRVhëë•n✪ia
  4. again and again | y
  5. PROJECT R – Poetic Turn | vicbriggs’s blog
  6. The Creeps I Am Looking For | Daily Prompt: Fright Night | likereadingontrains
  7. Salem’s Lot at Midnight in a small town or Fear « RPMAS
  8. About Time – Extending the ability | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  9. Daily Prompt: Fright Night (Yikes!) | Awl and Scribe
  10. Thrills & Chills [Daily Prompt: Fright Night] | unknowinglee
  11. Fear lurks inside me | crookedeyebrows
  12. Fear | Sue’s Trifles
  13. 194. Frightened by Fright | Barely Right of Center
  14. Sleepless Nights (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  15. Angst vor Gemüse? « Schnick Schnack Schnuck
  16. Why my aunt scares me | JC Bride ~
  17. A vampire in the fridge | MC’s Whispers
  18. i don’t do scary | wannabepoet
  19. What It Takes To Fear | Lemonaded Lemons
  20. Fright Night | Kate Murray
  21. Fright Night – Scared of a baby | Geek Ergo Sum
  22. Scared | Hope* the happy hugger
  23. Daily Prompt: Fright Night « Mama Bear Musings
  24. the joy of being scared… | hitting a brick wall
  25. How We Almost Didn’t Make It To Vietnam | scribbles in the chocolate box
  26. Frightening!!! | Life as a country bumpkin…not a city girl
  27. Living in Fear | Prayers and Promises
  29. Catharsis or system breakdown? | alienorajt
  30. I’m just Super Saiyan
  31. Ascending the Pipe | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  32. Scared | mostlytrueramblings
  33. Nothing Is Too Scary | Creative Mysteries
  34. Scare-raising: it’s not just for anyone anymore! | Rob’s Surf Report
  35. Daily Prompt: Fright Night | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  36. I Love a Good Scare. | EMBRACE YOU
  37. In The Woods | A Good One
  38. Daily Prompt : Horrors! | The Library Lady and Rosie Bear
  39. Frightening Prompt – Can you handle this scary one? | observerse
  40. Daily Prompt: Fright Night | fortunenatus’s Blog
  41. Daily Prompt: Fright Night | Eccentric Lady
  42. This Is (My) Halloween | A Sign Of Life
  43. Daily Prompt: Fright Night | lifebeinggirly
  44. Scared | Flowers and Breezes
  45. Sobre Blogs | Blog da Dé
  46. Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? | meanderedwanderings