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I Remember Days and Crazy Nights
A Tradition Since 2003! 
1st-Oct-2010 11:20 am
Frankenstein Stamp
"First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys. Not that all months aren't rare. But there be bad and good, as the pirates say. Take September, a bad month: school begins. Consider August, a good month: school hasn't begun yet. July, well, July's really fine: there's no chance in the world for school. June, no doubting it, June's best of all, for the school doors spring wide and September's a billion years away.

"But you take October, now. School's been on a month and you're riding easier in the reins, jogging along. You got time to think of the garbage you'll dump on old man Prickett's porch, or the hairy-ape costume you'll wear to the YMCA the last night of the month. And if it's around October twentieth and everything smoky-smelling and the sky orange and ash gray at twilight, it seems Halloween will never come in a fall of broomsticks and a soft flap of bedsheets around corners."

Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury
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Happy my favorite month, everyone. Now go do something spookly-ookly!
Comments 
1st-Oct-2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
This weekend will be dedicated to watching scary things and working on halloween costumes, OH YES!

...don't suppose there's any chance of luring you and your lady to Boston around the 23rd of October...is there? It's a Majes party, with special surprise Heinleinfan and Sunstealer attendance...*tempt tempt*
1st-Oct-2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
I read both this and "A Night in the Lonesome October," 1 chapter a night, last year. Debating whether I will indulge again this year, or read a ghost story collection instead...
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