YA Indie Carnival: Best Childhood Halloween Memory

I’m not sure I could pick a favorite memory, since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.

I have great memories of making my costumes, and thinking at the time that they were the most awesome ever, scary or not. In retrospect, they mostly earned the epithet ‘cute’. But I had a great time, and still do, looking at a random object and imagining what I could make out of it, or deciding what I wanted to be and then figuring out how to make it. I remember making a carrot costume out of a tomato brace/stand. That was when I was small enough to fit my arms through the wire sides.

I had a great time dying my mom’s hooded bathrobe black, and then taking black powder all over my face and neck to try to make it invisible under the hood and making a scythe to be the Grim Reaper. Of course, washing off the ink and powder sucked. But it didn’t stop me from trying that again with blue paint as an adult to go as the old comic version of Mystique.

But, I have to say that sugar lover that I am, my favorite memories were always sitting with my sister on the floor, dumping out our candy at the end of the night, and counting how many we had of each kind of candy, and then trading.

I always also loved reading The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury, near Halloween. It is a magical story, and if you have never read it, you should. It brings Halloween to life, almost more real than life, not just the delicious fear, but the otherworldliness of the holiday, the strangeness. Ray Bradbury has a knack for that.

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For sure, go read The Halloween Tree, and take a trip through the other author’s Halloweens.

http://www.refractedlightreviews.com Danny Snell’s Refracted Light Reviews

http://pattilarsen.blogspot.com Patti Larsen, Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, the Hunted series, and the Hayle Coven novels.

http://courtneycolewrites.wordpress.com Courtney Cole, Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
http://wrenemerson.wordpress.com Wren Emerson, Author of I Wish and a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.

http://laurasmagicday.wordpress.com Laura Elliott, Author of Winnemucca.

http://nicoleawilliams.blogspot.com Nichole A. Williams, Author of Eternal Eden, and the upcoming Fallen Eden. She is also participating in the Glassheart Chronicles.
http://fisheramelie.com/blog/ Fisher Amelie, Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
http://amyjonesyaff.blogspot.com Amy Maurer Jones, Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
http://thewarriorseries.blogspot.com T. R. Graves, Author of Warriors of the Cross.
http://ctefft.blogspot.com Cyndi Tefft, Author of Between
http://pjhoover.blogspot.com P.J. Hoover, Author of Solstice, The Emerald Tablet, The Navel of the World, The Necropolis.
http://www.aliciamccalla.com Alicia McCalla, Author of the upcoming science-fiction novel Breaking Free.

http://heathercashman.com/better_off_read Heather Cashman, Author of Perception.

http://www.abbiglines.com Abbi Glines, Author of Breathe, and the upcoming Existence and Vincent Boys.

http://cidneyswanson.blogspot.com/ Cidney Swanson, Author of Rippler.

http://cherischmidt.blogspot.com, Cheri Schmidt, Author of Fateful, Fractured, and Fair Maiden, Fire Dancer

http://www.lexusluke.com/, Lexus Luke, Author of Manitou, The Sky People Saga, Fire Breather

http://www.suzyturner.com/, Suzy Turner, Author of December Moon and Raven, Dragonslayer

http://kasi-kcblake.blogspot.com/, K. C. Blake, Author of Vampire Rules, Elephant Trainer

http://hereventuality.blogspot.com/, Gwenn Wright, Author of Filter, Ring-Leader

http://kimberlykinrade.com/, Kimberly Kinrade, Author of Bits of You, Pieces of Me and Forbidden Mind, Prestidigitator

http://jlbryanbooks.blogspot.com/, J.L. Bryan, Author of Paranormals series- Jenny Pox. Tommy Nightmare & Alexander Death

http://darbykarchut.com/ Darby Karchut, Author of Griffin Rising, and soon Griffin Fire

http://cidneyswanson.blogspot.com/ Cidney Swanson, Author of Rippler,

http://puttingpentopage.com/ Heather Self


One Response to “YA Indie Carnival: Best Childhood Halloween Memory”

  1. Costumes and candy swapping and family. Life does not get better.

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