Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Scarecrow

He walked through the field towards the distant scarecrow. The ground was endless mud, cold and sticky. Bits of dried-up corn husk, left over from harvest, had been trampled into the earth long before he had gotten there. The cawing of distant crows mocked him. He looked up towards the distant skies, cloudy and stone gray, with an occasional speck of black from the crows flying overhead. The air was freezing, and a cold wind bit at his ears. He could see the scarecrow off in the distance, and sought it desperately. Why? He could not say. It took much effort to pull each foot from the ground as the mud seemed to be trying to pull him under. He glanced up once again at the scarecrow; saw its long, black coat billowing in the wind like a ruined flag. The wide-brimmed hat it wore obscured its face. He had to reach it, he must. But no matter how much effort he made, the scarecrow seemed desperately farther and farther away from him.
- an exert from a short story, one that I will (hopefully) have finished in time for this Halloween.
Image by Pumpkinrot

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mr. Midnight

"Mr. Midnight is the one,
When all is said and all is done."
 - an unfinished poem started about a year ago

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

World Goth Day

Since today is World Goth Day, I thought I would post a few music videos in honor of the occasion:

Type O Negative - Black No. 1:
Dead Can Dance - The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove:
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek-a-Boo:
Switchblade Symphony - Clown:

Saturday, May 17, 2014

5th Anniversary Post

Well, here we are, Specters. Five years since the day I created this blog. I must admit, there were times, particularly when I was going through my struggles with my mental health, if I would ever reach this point. Yet, here I am. It's been a blast writing this blog, and I look forward to another five years. I look back on posts I had written, and while I cringe at the writing style, I think the blog acts as a marker of how I have evolved not only as a writer, but as a human being: my prose is a little classier, with Crypt Keeper-style puns few and far between; my taste in subject has swung from strictly Halloween-related, to horror, art, the occult, and all sorts of other things; it shows my slow transformation from a painfully shy high school freshman with lack of self-esteem and identity issues to a confident, powerful, self-reliant college student employed by an internationally-published magazine who has discovered his identity and has eveloped himself in the Gothic sensibility. I think this is reflected in my writing. I have found my own voice as writer, and while I still have a ways to go, I look forward to the journey ahead of me. There is much to accomplish, and I'm glad your along for the ride, Specters. Happy Anniversary.
Just for kicks, here's the first post of the blog:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I'm On Facebook!

Yes, it's official - The Misadventures of the HalloweeNut now has it's own page on Facebook! You check it out, and Like It, at I will be using the page to help promote the blog, as well as share any odd pieces of Halloween-y goodness I come across. Follow the link, Specters!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Feast Your Eyes, Glut Your Soul!

Happy 146th Birthday to Gaston Leroux, author of The Phantom of the Opera, born this day in Paris, 1868.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Music Video Monday:

Here's a few favorites of mine:

"Hell Broke Luce" by Tom Waits:
"Ich Will" by Rammstein: "Worthless" by Villains for Vultures: "Antichrist Superstar" by Marilyn Manson: