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The Haunted Castle



October 31, 2017 at 8:15 pm Leave a comment

In a Haunted House

A rhyming tale based on In A People House by Dr. Seuss

Come inside, Mr. Bird, said the mouse,
I’ll show you what there is in a haunted house.
A haunted house has things that scare
like spider webs and darkened stairs.
Blood-filled bathtub, floating brooms.
That’s what you find in haunted rooms.
Fresh dug soil that smells like the dead,
Unexplained shadows, severed head.
These are claw marks on a creaky door.
Come along, I’ll show you more.
Here’s a coffin. Here’s some gore.
Gravestones, white sheets, eerie wails.
Candelabra, bed of nails.
Ouija board, skeleton key, demonic voices on TV.
Come on! Come on! There’s more to see!**
You’ll see a human skull in a haunted house.
An ominous grandfather clock, said the mouse.
Moving curtains, creepy doll,
Bloody footprints down the hall.
Insects, cold spots, and falling books.
Knives and axes, scalpels, hooks.
Strange faces in mirrors and floating things.
A clown toy with tiny bells that ring.
Flying bats and slime that gleams.
Look behind you! I’m going to scream!
And another thing, it’s time you knew,
a haunted house has ghosts in it, too!
And now, Mr. Bird, said the mouse,
You know what there is in a haunted house.

October 31, 2017 at 8:05 pm Leave a comment



October 31, 2017 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment


Look at midnight in your mirror;
You will see a face grow clearer,
For the charm makes him grow bolder
Till he smiles above your shoulder.


October 31, 2017 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

Hallowe’en Precautions


October 31, 2017 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

The Book of Hallowe’en

by Ruth Edna Kelley

This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe’en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year,—such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. The context is illustrated by selections from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe’en ideas.


October 30, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

History of Halloween


October 30, 2017 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

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