Thursday’s Thirteen: How Trick-or-Treating is better than . . .

Thirteen ways Trick-or-treating is better than sex:

1. You are guaranteed a little in the sack.
2. If you get tired you can wait ten minutes and go at it again.
3. Uglier you look the easier it is to get some.
4. You don’t have to compliment the person who gave you some.
5. You’re guaranteed to get something sweet at the end of the night.
6. It okay when the other person fantasias that you are someone else, because you are.

7. 20 years from now you’ll still like candy.

8. It’s okay if your spouse knows you’re doing it with others.
9. If you don’t like what you get, you can go next door.
10. You can do it in a group.
11. It doesn’t matter if your kids hear you moaning and groaning.
12. Less guilt the morning after.
13. You can do the whole neighborhood.

Thursday’s Thirteen: Nerve racking story elements

Thurday's thirteen GothWriters like me sometimes add horror or suspense elements into their Romance story line. And in honor of Halloween, which is just around the corner, here are thirteen nerve racking descriptions off the top of my head.

1. The wind howled.

2. The hair on the back of her neck stood on end.

3. A chill went down her back.

4. Footsteps echoed in the dusty hallway.

5. A door squeaked loudly.

6. Not for the first time did she regret letting her boyfriend talk her into going to the cemetery at midnight.

7. Just for a moment his eyes glowed yellow.

8. It was pitch black in the house. She flipped on the light, and it didn’t come on.

9. Then she heard a loud noise, and she knew no one was home at this hour.

10. A loud screech made her jump.

11. Lightning crackled over the old empty house, and just briefly lit a face in the window.

12. Her sight finally adjusted to the dim light, and focused on a pair of eyes
staring back at her.

13. Behind her something scuttled across the floor, she spun around but saw nothing.

Thursday’s Thirteen: What says Halloween?

Halloween: as my daughter drapes my house in its Halloween splendor, I thought what really says Halloween?
1. Jack-o-lanterns?

2. Scarecrows?
3. Black cats?
4. Fake webbing?
5. Little bitty chocolate bars?
6. Horror movies?
7. Costumes?8. Sculls?
9. The colors black and orange?
10. Ghosts?
11. Bowls and bags filled with cheep candy?
12. The smell of warm (or burning) pumpkins mixed with candle wax on
Halloween night?
13. Little kids screaming tick-or-treat!
What says Halloween to you?

Thursday’s Thirteen: October’s to do list

Since its October first or nearly at this posting, here are thirteen things for October in no particular order.

I would have posted some photos but my internet service is acting funny.

1. Setting out the autumn decorations.

2. Getting out and decorating for Halloween. It’s not the same decorations as the autumn ones.

3. Raking fall leaves. I really hate this chore. We have sycamore trees, they have big leaves. Lots and lots of them.

4. Dusting the house and getting it ready, so I can shut all the windows for the cold season.

5. Picking out a pumpkin. I don’t do this quite so much now that my daughter is older.

6. Pulling out the spent spring flowers and planting fall bulbs or more mums.

7. Cleaning out my planters and planting some fall flowers.

8. Putting away all the shorts and summer clothes. Then digging out of the back of my closet for my long sleeve blouses and long pants. Cool weather clothes, oh how I miss thee.

9. Costume making time. My daughter has taken over this chore. She’s too old for trick-or-treating, but there’s an Ani-jam on Halloween that’s she’ll be attending. She won third place in the last one for her costume she had made.

10. Buying Halloween candy. We don’t get trick-or-treaters, we live too far out of town but I buy them for my small family. We like candy. 🙂

11. This year it’s on us for my daughter’s senior year school picture. It all has to be done by October 15th.

12. Get sign up for the Nanowritmo (National Novel Writer’s Month). It’s always a crazy month for me, but for the last three years I have finished in time with a 50,000 word novel.

13. Celebrate my hubby’s Birthday. His B-day is on the 29th.