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This week’s challenge is almost the exact opposite of last week’s. Resilient people with fortitude need the courage to stand up to what spooks them. Passively allowing ourselves to be entertained by what might scare us, requires nothing but a strong nervous system.
This time of year in the United States many industries capitalize on the concept of spooky. I’ve been posting pictures of elaborate spooky yard art all week. Horrible cookies and cakes are ready for Halloween parties. Scary, spooky costumes for children and adults abound. Candy wrappers take on a spooky new look each year to entice people to stock up. Even wine bottles sometimes put on a spooky face.
“Danger doesn’t lurk at every corner. It’s just hanging out, waiting for fear and horror to show up.”Unknown
Horror movie watching is at an all-time high at this time of year. According to the Chicago Times which did a Red Eye Halloween Survey, “55 percent (you), according to a recent poll—will watch them this Halloween.” Of those people, 52% will be too afraid to watch them alone. A whopping “71 percent of the young adults ages 18 to 24—like to get spooked.”
Where do you stand in the spooky survey? Do you get a thrill out of being scared? If so, why and what do you do to get yourself into that state of mind?
Spooky: sinister or ghostly in a way that causes fear and unease.
Scared: fearful, frightened, alarmed, agitated, panicky, nervous, terrified, petrified, horrified, jittery, jumpy
Thanks also to the many bloggers who left kind comments on this post. 🙂
IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQWWC
This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote. If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post, not my page. I don’t see links to my page.
My Favorite Quotes
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”William Shakespeare, Macbeth
We’ve heard this quote forever. Does it cause fear to boil in my stomach? Absolutely not. Does it even seem real? What if it were?
“It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude.”H.P. Lovecraft
What kinds of things horrify you?
- Public speaking
- Social engagements
- Being embarrassed
- Being put on the spot
- Birds or rats attacking a person
- Starving children or animals
- Being trapped in an elevator
“Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red.”Clive Barker, “Books of Blood”
Can you make “pun of” horror?
“Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”Robert Bloch
Is horror funny? I thought this was.
“I’m so curious about knowing the unknown; it can be scary, but I see it as a game.”Hrithik Roshan
Now It’s Your Turn
Find your favorite quotes or use mine and respond. I can’t wait to see what you have to say.
- Thursday – Challenge Host Interview – Photos by Jez, More PastSquares for Becky B.
- Friday – PPAC #20 on Always Write , More PastSquares for Becky B.
- Saturday – Lens Artist Challenge, More PastSquares for Becky B.
- Sunday – Happy Halloween, More PastSquares for Becky B. Sunday Stills, Cell Pic Sunday
- November 2nd – November Story Chat – “Broaching the Subject” by Doug Jacquier
- November 7th – Birthday Bash for Cee Neuner and me celebrating big numbers.