Romancing Halloween – Blog Hop


Leaves changing colors, crisp air, and wind with a bite – it all points to fall, and Halloween! In my younger years, I didn’t mind a scary movie. These days, I’ll stick with It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown or The Nightmare Before Christmas. When I’m watching TV and a preview comes on for a scary movie, I look away. Hell, sometimes I can’t even listen to it or I’ll have nightmares for a week.

Movies I watched as a teen during Halloween:

1. A Nightmare on Elm Street
2. Cutting Class (very early Brad Pitt!) (I even owned the VHS. Yes. VHS).
3. The Amityville Horror
4. Poltergeist

I probably read more scary books than watched frightening movies. Some of the authors I liked to read:

1. R.L. Stine Fear Street series
2. Christopher Pike
3. Stephen King – IT
4. Stephen King – The Dark Half
5. Dean Koontz

When I think of scary movies, though, I think of sitting with my husband, and squeezing up next to him when I’m afraid. Romance and Halloween? A nice combination, and one I would rather enjoy over a scary movie.

With Halloween approaching, and so many scary stories out there, I set out to write a short story taking place over Halloween, minus the scare. I came up with The Right Equation, a short story about Penny, a geek turned accountant, who goes to her 15-year high school reunion with only one intention – seeing Will, her study partner and senior year crush. The entire story takes places at the reunion, and everyone is in costume!

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