At the risk of being dubbed at sixes and sevens, today I will be having some fun with Halloween themes. If you’d like to participate in the contest by SMITH magazine (no relation), you can do their SixContest #38, wherein you comment on their Website and share your six-word Halloween-related stories—funny, silly, melancholy, petrifying, stupefying, or elsewise—by Monday the 27th of October.
Here are a few of mine.
MEDITATIONS ON FUN AND FEAR (AND LOATHING) AT HALLOWEEN
Dragon-souled moon looked through me.
Four: tiny tiger. Forty: colossal mouse.
Fear: Realizing they don’t come back.
Green skin still won’t scrape off.
Sadly, Mrs. B always gave apples.
It’s scary to be somebody else.
Hell is oneself. In saecula saeculorum.
Humanity: Spectral particles forced to coalesce.
“Haunted” houses much better than mine.
Neighborhood haunted house: “spaghetti is guts.”
Ugh, Uncle ate entire candy bag.
Halloween: The world’s dentists thank you.