Beanery Online Literary Magazine

October 26, 2010

Halloween in Bull Run a. k. a. Skunk Hollow (PA)

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

HALLOWEEN IN BULL RUN A. K. A. SKUNK HOLLOW (PA)

My Favorite Halloween

Diane Cipa

This post was received in response to the Beanery Writers Group weekly prompt:

  • Write a journal entry about the best Halloween you’ve ever had. Tell what you did, when you did it, where you did it, who you did it with, and why you enjoyed it, and any other pertinent information.

OR

  • Some schools are banning Halloween celebrations because of the religious roots of the holiday. Do you agree or disagree with such a ban? Write a two-minute speech arguing for or against Halloween celebrations in the classroom.

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    In the center of the neighborhood sat the great old church. Across the street and up on a hill stood the cemetery, over which the moon shone down, emblazoning the tombstones.

   We, the children of the neighborhood, walked up and down the street, clutching our pillow sacks or little plastic pumpkins, terrified. One eye was always on the cemetery. This was All Hallo’s Eve, and we knew that meant the dead were stirring and God help us if they arose while we were still out and about.

     Bravely we moved from door to door, joyously inhaling the smell of candles and burning pumpkins. Just how much candy could we accumulate before that dreaded hour? The hour —unknown to us though certain we were of it—in which the souls arose from their graves like (more…)