A Halloween Update #2 Plus NaNoWriMo!

I had a really good time today!

I went to a Halloween carnival and met up with a few of my friends. My friend (in the bottom right picture) did my Halloween makeup and I think she did such a good job.

Below are a few more pictures of how I looked today!

The carnival itself was actually really disappointing. There wasn’t much to do. There was a haunted house, and that was kind of silly. There was a lot of surprising screams and jump scares, but it was mostly dark and nothing much going on besides people screaming and jumping out at you. I did get scared, but it wasn’t satisfying, you feel me?

But, just being with friends was really nice. I was looking forward to hanging out with my boyfriend later on in the evening, but plans had changed. He’s out of town, and the plan was to be back tonight, but he needed an extra day to rest. I was all for it, because I’d want him to be safe on the road. So he’ll be back tomorrow, and hopefully we can have a belated Halloween celebration. Maybe watch a scary movie. 😀 Just being with him and not doing anything Halloween related will be nice, too. I missed him a lot!

Also, who’s heard of NaNoWriMo?

“National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. 

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30″ (nanowrimo.org)”.

I plan to do it! I don’t have time for a novel, so, I’m just gonna time myself for an hour and write as much as I can in that amount of time. I have a story idea in my head already, so hopefully I can come up with at least an interesting plot before November 30th. Anyone else doing it? Or is this your first time hearing about it? Check out the website and learn a little more about it, and consider participating! A lot of people are doing it, and it helps improve their writing. 🙂 I might make another post again on November 30th (or December 1st) to let you know how I did.

Normal prompts will be back soon! Thanks for following me on my Halloween activitites!

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A Halloween Update

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So! As you could probably tell from the title, this is not a writing prompt. But,  here are a few pictures from my day out today.

Yesterday, I had stated that I was going to sing at a Baptism with a church choir I’m in, but my phone died last night. Hence, I missed my alarm. So I got up late and didn’t go.

But instead of staying home, as tempting as that was (introvert here!), I wanted to go out and pumpkin carve like I originally wanted to. So at around noon, I got dressed up in my costume and headed to a local coffee house. This coffee house posted on Instagram that they were having pumpkin carving, and I originally wasn’t going to go because of the Baptism. So my phone dying made things work out? 😂

My pumpkin didn’t turn out as cute as I wanted it to be. It turned out to be this nasty monster with it’s inside spilling out and missing some teeth…I mean, I guess it works out. It’s Halloween after all. 🤣

I also got a lavender Italian soda from the place, and a Greek salad. They were delicious. Might post another Halloween update when I attend a few carnivals on Halloween. Til then! 😁

Halloween Prompt #10

What is your costume?

Costume reveal time!

A Slytherin student!


The answer to yesterday’s hint was “Perhaps in Slytherin you’ll find your real friends…”

Plans had to be changed, and I couldn’t have a friend of mine do my makeup for today because of some health scare. But I’m ok! Turned out it was nothing. Scared for no reason. 😂 So I had to try and do my own makeup and I did ok. Couldn’t get what I wanted, but I managed.

And then, I had plans to do pumpkin carving at a cute local coffee house, but I can’t go to that anymore. Reason being, a church choir I’m in was asked to sing at a Baptism. I feel obligated to be there, of course, even though it was last minute. 😛

I am hoping to go to at least two more carnivals. I’m excited and can’t wait! I may or may not post pictures…we shall see!

Thank you for accompanying me on the themed prompts! It was fun, and I plan to do a Christmas theme!


Let me know what you think, and feel free to tackle this prompt yourself. Get creative. You can write up your own response to the prompt and send it to me, and if I like it, I’ll feature you. Features will happen weekly on Fridays – Feature Fridays. If you have a writing prompt you want me to write about, send that to me too. You can send those things to me here.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

Prompt taken from Minds in Bloom

Halloween Prompt #9

Finish this sentence: This Halloween, I hope…

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This Halloween, I hope I have just as much fun as I did last year.

Last year I didn’t do too much for Halloween, but I still had such a good time. What I did last year was go to a carnival at my local parish a few days before Halloween. This was ok and all, but it wasn’t the best thing. It wasn’t the highlight of the holiday. The best part was me staying home on Halloween night and watching this popular Let’s Player on YouTube, jacksepticeye, do a really cool Halloween video. He had some several other videos prior for the entire month of October to get his followers hyped up, and his last video did not disappoint. If you don’t know what a let’s player is, it’s someone who plays games and records them for others to see. Jacksepticeye on YouTube is a popular guy who falls into that category, and I just had a blast watching what he and his friend Robin came up with.

But this year, I plan to do a variety of things. I want to go to multiple carnivals. Take part in pumpkin patches. Carve a pumpkin and laugh at how bad it looks. Be with my friends and boyfriend (if he’s available). Go to haunted houses. I love Halloween and dressing up, and while staying home is tempting, I do want to show off my costume and have a good time with people I enjoy being around. I also already have a costume idea for next year! Not spoiling though. 😉

Tomorrow, I’m going to be a model for a friend of mine who said yes to doing my Halloween makeup. I’m so grateful to her cause I’m awful at makeup. 😂 Pictures will follow tomorrow (hopefully, if I remember), as well as the reveal of my Halloween costume! I’m really excited to show you all, and to post pictures of my Halloween adventures!


Here’s the last and final hint for my Halloween costume! You can leave a comment with your guess. I’ll be posting my costume and reveal what I am TOMORROW!

Final hint: “Or perhaps in _______ you’ll find your real friends…”

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Let me know what you think, and feel free to tackle this prompt yourself. Get creative. You can write up your own response to the prompt and send it to me, and if I like it, I’ll feature you. Features will happen weekly on Fridays – Feature Fridays. If you have a writing prompt you want me to write about, send that to me too. You can send those things to me here.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

Prompt taken from Minds in Bloom

Halloween Prompt #8

Pretend you are going to interview a vampire. Write ten questions you would like to ask him or her. Bonus: Pretend you are the vampire and answer the questions.

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Interviewer: Thank you for allowing me to interview you tonight.

Vampire: You have some serious guts for intervieing me. You’re lucky I’m not hungry.

Interviewer, visibly nervous: Yes, well, I do want to gain some insight on vampires. For a story, you see.

Vampire, smirking: But of course. Ask away.

Interviewer: Alright, first thing’s first before we get to the questions. Tell me about yourself and how you came to be a vampire.

Vampire: My name is Sharon, and I used to live in a small town. One night, I was walking with my boyfriend, and something came running towards us. It looked humanoid but was insanely fast. We ran like hell. I was a little behind and I tripped and fell, and he stopped to try and help me but it was too late. Whatever was chasing me had got me, and I screamed at him to run. Being the practical person that he is, that’s what he did. I can’t imagine what he felt when he got to safety. I blacked out after feeling a sharp pain in my neck, and thought I was a goner. But then I woke up. I felt incredibly thirsty. Not for water. For blood. I was sickened at this, so much to the point that I didn’t realize I was in a bag. I panicked and tore it open with ease. I was confused; I’ve never been that strong before. I sat up and looked around, and realized I was in a morgue. And that I was naked. I felt quite awkward and needed to leave. I managed to get out of the building. Luckily, it was night time, and I used the shadows of the night to hide me; I was probably unconscious for a few days. I broke into a nearby store and stole a simple dress, underwear, and a bra. I contemplated going to see my boyfriend and let him know I was alright…but whatever he saw that night, he must have thought me to be dead. I also didn’t want to risk myself hurting him. I needed blood. It didn’t hit me that I was a vampire until I made my first few animal kills, and looked at myself in a mirror I found. I had fangs, and my eyes had turned red. Disgusted with myself, I retreated from my hometown. There were mountains several hours away. I stole a car and drove until I found a dense forest, and made my home there. Long story short, I’ve since managed a comfortable life here.

Interviewer: Wow…that is quite the tragic story. First question. What was it like finding out that you were a vampire?

Sharon: It was awful at first. I hated needing to survive on blood. But then I figured, if this is going to be the way I have to live my life now, I better accept it. It wasn’t my fault that I got turned into a vampire. I made it a point to stay away from humans, and live off animal blood. Human blood is much more enticing…it was hard to resist at first. It’s still hard to resist, but not as much.

Interviewer: Alright, second question. Have you met other vampires?

Sharon: No, I haven’t. I’m sure they’re out there, but I’d rather keep my distance.

Interviewer: Ok. Third, how do you live out here? I see that you’re dressed quite nicely, and this place is very…homey.

Sharon: I…found this place. It was empty. And because of my newfound strength, I decided to renovate it.

Interviewer: Interesting. Fourth, did you acquire any new abilities besides enhanced strength?

Sharon: Enhanced hearing and smell. And of course, fangs. I can also heal a lot faster than normal humans. If I break a bone, it heals completely by the end of the day.

Interviewer: Wow. Fifth, during your first few days as a vampire, did you hear any news about you when you were still at your hometown?

Sharon: Yes. And on social media, there was a lot of news. Especially on Facebook. It was…overwhelming, to see everyone thinking that I’m dead.

Interview: I can only imagine. Sixth, have you had any human contact since you’ve lived out here?

Sharon: For awhile, no. But I wanted to get an idea where I was. My enhanced hearing picked up on a town several miles away. I followed it and decided to go into it. I was wearing something else at the time…another dress that I made from an animal..don’t want to get into that. I only hoped I didn’t stink too badly…I decided to try and ask people about the town, and I found out that there’s a lot to do there. But I was very overstimulated. All the smells of humans got overwhelming way too quickly, so I had to get out of there. I since limit human contact a lot. As a vampire, I can live with that. If I was a human, I wouldn’t be able to. Humans are social creatures, after all.

Interviewer: Mhm. And seventh, do you steal?

Sharon: Yes. But I try not to…I only have a few outfits. Try to keep it simple and easy to wash, and loose enough, as I run, jump, and kill animals. I wash my outfits in a nearby stream. I’d buy things, but everything was taken off my person while I was unconscious. So that means no phone, no debit card, no ID, nothing.

Interviewer: That leads me to my eighth question, actually. Would you try to get your identity back?

Sharon: I don’t know. I would have to go back to my hometown, perhaps my old home as well, to see if my things are still there. I don’t want to go through the trouble of that. Not yet at least.

Interviewer: Alright. Ninth, have you ever been spotted by hikers, or perhaps authority figures, up here?

Sharon: No. I smell them before they see me, and I always leave.

Interviewer: Ok. Tenth and final question, do you miss anyone?

Sharon: Yes. My boyfriend, friends, and family. I miss them so much. I want to go to them, but I feel like I’ll shock them and put them in danger. No matter how controlled I am, prolonged exposure to humans is difficult for me. I don’t want to do that to them. I’d rather have them think I’m dead.

Interviewer: Thank you for your time.

Sharon: Of course. Don’t use my real name, would you?

Interviewer: Sure. What would you like to go by?

Sharon: Call me…Rose.

Interviewer: Sure. Have a good night.

Sharon: You too.


Here’s the next hint for my Halloween costume! You can leave a comment with your guess. I’ll be posting my costume either Halloween night, or at least one day before.

Eighth hint: I am associated with a certain animal, and represent certain qualities of that animal.

Let me know what you think, and feel free to tackle this prompt yourself. Get creative. You can write up your own response to the prompt and send it to me, and if I like it, I’ll feature you. Features will happen weekly on Fridays – Feature Fridays. If you have a writing prompt you want me to write about, send that to me too. You can send those things to me here.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

Prompt taken from Minds in Bloom

Halloween Prompt #7

Which Halloween monster (ghost, vampire, werewolf, zombie, mummy, etc.) do you think is the scariest? Why?

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I think werewolves are the scariest. I had initially thought about zombies being the scariest, but changed my mind.

Werewolves are absolutely terrifying. I’m not talking about the oversized wolves from Twilight. Think Professor Lupin as a werewolf. That’s a werewolf (one depiction of one, at least), and not only are they scary looking, they’re deadly. One slip-up, and you’re a goner.

There’s a lot of lore surrounding werewolves. There’s voluntary (pact with the Devil) and involuntary werewolves (accident of birth or health, those born during a new moon or suffering from epilepsy). Some of the lore on how people become werewolves are:

  • Drinking water from a wolf’s pawprint
  • Eating wolf brains
  • Wearing a wolfskin/belt/garter
  • Werewolf’s Bite
  • A Pact with the Devil
  • Family Curse

There’s also lore on how to kill them, their weaknesses, and worldwide impact, which I’ll let you read for yourself if you’d like. Lots of interesting stuff!


Here’s the next hint for my Halloween costume! You can leave a comment with your guess! I’ll be posting my costume either Halloween night, or at least one day before.

Seventh hint: I am definitely human, but have qualities that can be associated with a certain animal.

Let me know what you think, and feel free to tackle this prompt yourself. Get creative. You can write up your own response to the prompt and send it to me, and if I like it, I’ll feature you. Features will happen weekly on Fridays – Feature Fridays. If you have a writing prompt you want me to write about, send that to me too. You can send those things to me here.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

Prompt taken from Minds in Bloom

Halloween Prompt #6

Create a list of safety rules for Trick-or-Treating.

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  1. Always trick-or-treat in a group. I think this is common sense, but it’s still very important. Going around homes at night can be dangerous for young ones if they go alone. A parent or two should always accompany their child and their group of friends. And if you’re an adult who enjoys trick-or-treating (it’s ok, I do, and I’m 22!), I still think it’s important to go in a group. There are worse things than goblins, ghosts, and witches out there on Halloween night: humans. You’re more threatening in a group than if you were to go alone.
  2. Stay in familiar areas of the neighborhood. Trick-or-treat in areas you know well. Wandering off to a place you don’t frequent often can be a little scary, and you might get lost after wandering from house to house. Further, go to houses with their porch lights on. If their porch light is off, chances are, they’re not giving out any treats, and want their beauty sleep.
  3. Check your candy. Make sure you have candy that is completely wrapped. If you see some candy that isn’t wrapped or looks gross, toss it. Better to be safe than sorry. Otherwise, enjoy your sweets!

Here’s the next hint for my Halloween costume!

Sixth hint: What I am knows when to be brave and when to keep out of trouble.

Let me know what you think, and feel free to tackle this prompt yourself. Get creative. You can write up your own response to the prompt and send it to me, and if I like it, I’ll feature you. Features will happen weekly on Fridays – Feature Fridays. If you have a writing prompt you want me to write about, send that to me too. You can send those things to me here.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

Prompt taken from Minds in Bloom

Halloween Prompt #5

Write a Halloween acrostic poem using one of these words: Halloween, Monster, Ghost, Vampire, Zombie.

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Ghastly

Haunted

Otherworldly

Superstition

Tombstone


Here’s the next hint for my Halloween costume!

Fifth hint: I’m something that is frequently mistaken for being evil.

Let me know what you think, and feel free to tackle this prompt yourself. Get creative. You can write up your own response to the prompt and send it to me, and if I like it, I’ll feature you. Features will happen weekly on Fridays – Feature Fridays. If you have a writing prompt you want me to write about, send that to me too. You can send those things to me here.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

Prompt taken from Minds in Bloom

Halloween Prompt #4

If you could only do one, would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick-or-treating? Why?

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I think I’d rather go trick-or-treating.

Parties inevitably get very loud. Loud music, and lots of people dancing, and some probably drunk. I’m not much of a dancer, and I don’t find being squished in the middle of a dance floor very enticing. It’s also hard to talk to people I’m there with and just enjoy their company.

Trick-or-treating, on the other hand, is so much better. You dress up, meet your friends, go door to door and get candy (cause no one does tricks!), and move along to the next house. Free candy and being with friends? Heck yes. And then you go with your friends and make sure the candy you got is safe, stuff yourself with way too much candy, and just hang with friends at someone’s house into the late hours of the night. That is way more appealing to me.


Here’s the next hint for my Halloween costume!

Fourth hint: Magic

Let me know what you think, and feel free to tackle this prompt yourself. Get creative. You can write up your own response to the prompt and send it to me, and if I like it, I’ll feature you. Features will happen weekly on Fridays – Feature Fridays. If you have a writing prompt you want me to write about, send that to me too. You can send those things to me here.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

Prompt taken from Minds in Bloom

Halloween Prompt #3

What was the best Halloween costume you have ever had? What made it so special?


The picture above was probably the best costume I have ever had. I was Emily from “The Corpse Bride”, and my then-boyfriend, now my ex (we’re still friends! I’ll refer to him as “C”), was Victor, the man Emily was very much in love with.

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I had a very good time dressing up as her. We went to the festival at our local church, and we got so many compliments. A lot of people asked to take our picture. I remember having a good time, especially when it came to designing the costume. My best friend’s mother is super creative, and she made mine and C’s costume.

She has made other costumes for me and my best friend before. One time, when we were little, I wanted to be Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” and my best friend wanted to be Jasmine from “Aladdin”. I remember having a BLAST that year, and mine and my best friend’s costumes were so cute and on point. We both went to the festival at my local church and there was a costume contest. We both won! It was awesome. So I suppose I have two favorite Halloween costumes!


Here’s the next hint for my Halloween costume!

Third hint: Tie

Let me know what you think, and feel free to tackle this prompt yourself. Get creative. You can write up your own response to the prompt and send it to me, and if I like it, I’ll feature you. Features will happen weekly on Fridays – Feature Fridays. If you have a writing prompt you want me to write about, send that to me too. You can send those things to me here.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

Prompt taken from Minds in Bloom
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