Short Story: Halloween Feast

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The child walks along holding her trick or treat basket. She is dressed as a witch. Her basket is currently empty. She hears a shout in the distance.

‘Scram! Get out of here!’

She looks across to see an old lady chasing a group of cats and dogs way from her door. The old lady’s house is decorated with lots of Halloween decorations and the young girl decides that the old lady will probably be kinder to children. So when the old lady goes back inside, she goes to knock on the door. Soon the old lady answers.

‘Trick or treat.’, the young girl says.

The old lady smiles warmly and then looks sad as she looks in the child’s empty basket. Before the little girl knows it her basket is filled up with a huge variety of candies and chocolates. She thanks the old lady and continues to several more houses where her basket becomes heavy with overflowing candy, chocolates and toffee apples. With her basket now too heavy to carry she decides to call a halt to her trick or treating experience.

She steps behind a wall and places her basket down. She changes back into her true self: a black cat called Fluffy. She meows to alert the other cats and the dogs of the neighbourhood and soon they have gathered around. Thanks to Fluffy’s magical powers, the stray cats and dogs of the neighbourhood had a wonderful Halloween feast.

5 Videos To Watch This Week On YouTube!

Hi everyone! 🙂

Yes, it is that time of the week again. Here is my five video suggestions for this week:


Get into the Halloween spirit with Rockwell’s Somebody’s Watching Me. The music video is really cool and the song is so catchy. Perfect for the season that is in it.

Continue with the spirit of Halloween with this amazing music video set in a haunted house by Backstreet Boys to their song Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).

Continue the Halloween dancing spirit with the classic that is Michael Jackson’s Thriller. This music video has everything, great song, great storyline, great dancing, great styling, great make-up and just brilliant all around. The previous video was inspired by this video trivia fans.


This is a fantastic video with lots of facts about The Rocky Horror Picture Show such as its previous title and casting info from Minty Comedic Arts. Really interesting.

In this video by World of Micah, we see some of the filming locations from Salem and Marblehead where Hocus Pocus took place. I seen this film so many times when I was younger that it was really cool to see where some of it was filmed.

Happy Halloween to you and yours! 🙂

My Book Elm View Mansion & Other Halloween Stories Is Now Available!

Elm View Mansion & Other Halloween Stories by [Lisa Reynolds]

Hi everyone! 🙂

My new book Elm View Mansion & Other Halloween Stories is now available on Amazon and Payhip.

Elm View Mansion & Other Halloween Stories is a collection of six Halloween stories.


Elm View Mansion
Sexy Vampires
Halloween Dad
Missing Them
The Local Witch
Halloween Hook-Up

Happy Halloween to you all & if you choose to purchase thank you. I loved putting this collection together and met so many new and amazing characters. 🙂

To purchase Elm View Mansion & Other Halloween Stories go to:

Poem: Ghosts In The Attic

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The ghosts were residents
in the attic of
Grandma Murray’s house
for years.
Each Halloween she
would go and party
with the ghosts,
knew all their names,
met the new residents
over drinks and toffee apples
each year.

Halloween 2018 arrived
and Grandma Murray
joined the ghosts in the attic
She wasn’t nervous when the time came,
her best friend ghost Geraldine held her
fragile, frail bones and helped her
descend from her body
up to the attic.
This year they continue
to dance, drink and be happily spooky
The ghosts in the attic,
friends in death.

Poem: Out At The Haunted House

Here’s a Halloween poem for you everyone. Happy Halloween everyone to you and yours. 🙂


The haunted house

lay in front of Kara,

she was nervous

but she was acting brave

in front of her girlfriend Leanne

as they sat in Leanne’s car,

“They say young women died in there”,

said Leanne like she was beginning

a short horror story.

Then what the fuck are we doing here Lee?

We’re young women, well

youngish women.

“Come on, let’s get to my sister’s

Halloween party …”

Leanne laughed,

“You sound scared.”

“I’m not scared.”,

Kara said with a dismissive laughed.

Terrified is closer the mark.

“But come on, there’s nothing

to see here. It’s all myths.”

Kara’s mobile phone rang,

she expected it was her sister

wondering where they’d got to,

she answered the call,

“Kar, where are you? My car’s been stolen.”, said Leanne.

Terror overtook her,

in a flash she felt vampire teeth

sink deep into her neck.

15 Halloween Films To Enjoy!

Let’s be honest we all love a good scare, don’t we?! It’s the reason horror films do so well at the box office after all! And with Halloween looming it is the perfect excuse to kick back and watch a good scary film. But with so much out there where does one begin? I have decided to compile fifteen gems for you all to check out. Happy viewing!  

Hocus Pocus   Perfect for all the family! I remember I used to watch this movie over and over when I was younger. It’s just so well-written and it stars the fabulous Bette Middler as the head witch.  

Halloween   Halloween is an absolute classic horror film starring a young Jaime Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. The villain is Michael Myers who has killed his sister and been put in the hospital at Smith’s Grove. Now he has escaped and is out to kill again!

Halloween 2   I had two reasons for watching this film: I loved the first and I fancy Josh Hartnett! Hartnett plays the returning Lee’s son in the second film where Lee’s character is now gone older. And Mike Myers is back again!  

The Raven   John Cusack is a fantastic actor and is actually one of my mum’s favourite actors. The story goes that someone is influenced by Edgar Allen Poe’s works to kill and Poe and a detective join forces to catch the villain and put a stop to the murders.  

Retreat   Retreat is more a thriller than a horror but it is still rather scary! It stars Naomi Harris and Cillian Murphy as married couple who take in Bell’s character who is ill with his face covered in blood. I won’t tell you the story but the twist is surprising.

 30 Days of Night   Did I mention I fancied Josh Hartnett?! Well in this film he stars as. The story goes that a town is attacked by a group of vampires out for blood.  

The Shining   Starring Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance. The Shining is a horror classic and many peoples’ favourite movie for Halloween. Here’s Jonny!  

The Exorist   This is another classic horror film which many people consider their favourite for Halloween. In the film there is a very scary child whose face would scare you alone!  

The Omen   The Omen is all about Damien and all the sixes! There has been many great versions of this story but the original from 1976 has to be the best starring the outstanding Gregory Peck.  

Omen 2   Back with Damien again! The story goes that Damian finally finds out about his destiny.  

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer   I absolutely love Ben Whishaw! In this film he played the role of Jean-Baptise Grenouille in his breakthrough role. The story goes that he is a perfumier who kills women for their scent.  

The Woman in Black   Starring Daniel Radcliffe the film goes that kids are dying in a seaside town and Radcliffe’s character is investigating it.  

The Canterville Ghost   Based on the Oscar Wilde story, The Canterville Ghost stars John Gielgud. This film had another great re-make starring Patrick Stewart and is to be remade again in 2014. Proves just how timeless the great Oscar Wilde was.  

28 Days Later   It’s one of Ireland’s finest again Cillian Murphy in the Danny Boyle-directed film where a pandemic is wiping out London.  

Jaws   To end another classic horror in the form of Jaws. The story goes that a shark is on the prowl in Amity.   Until next time enjoy! And Happy Halloween everyone. May it be a good one for you and yours! 🙂