Monday, October 10, 2011

Hollow Wollow (what the heck is that?)

Did that one catch you by surprise? It shouldn't have. By my calendar, it is still three weeks to Halloween, yet we've had a number of our peers wallowing in Halloweeny stuff since the middle of September. To each his/her own, I suppose.
I've looked forward to fall each and every one of my considerable years. Now, though, because some of us can't wait for one particular little bit of the whole scheme of things, the absolute beauty of fall in the northern hemisphere, along with the celebration of a new school year and its concordant games, and in our region a gorgeous Indian summer, is trampled. Run down by gobledygook spookism.
I love Halloween, don't get me wrong. The end of summer for Celtic civilizations, and the beginning of winter. Spiritually speaking, the Church has celebrated All Souls Day and All Saints Day for centuries. Trick or treating for kids, spooky costumes, gaily decorated parties; all are a part of the upcoming holiday.
Yet I cannot get past the concern that we're trying to rush right past a most delightful time of the year to get to that holiday. I'll stop with this because I don't want this to become a rant. So, for those of you who can't wait, go for it. As for me, I'll take my fall color drives and rake my leaves, cheer my favorite football team on, and remember all the good fall times in my past.
Alright, I know some of you are chomping at the bit, to read me out good and proper, burn my butt, tell me off. Go for it! Turn the comment column into a malevolent firestorm.
Just remember, some of us make serious charges with our tongues firmly in our cheeks. Ha! You didn't see that coming, did you? Mainly, I just want to get somebody fired up to respond to my blog.
While we're here, I'd like to invite you to go to Sharon Donovan's blog tomorrow to read a new short story I wrote for the season. Not too scary, but don't stop before you get to the end of it.
You can find her at: Log onto her site today and read another author's really scary story.
Also, you can go to karenfindoutaboutnewbooks or longandshortreviews for my latest promos. I'm celebrating this fall with a continuation of promos of my romance and romantic suspense novels. I hope you've read one or more of them, but if you haven't, I invite you to pick one up and read it. Then, like it or not, comment so I can get your feedback. I truly value what you think of my work.


  1. Love the Hollow Wollow, Pat. :-) Halloween is a fun time to create a good Ghost story!
    C.K. Volnek

  2. So true. I used to have lots of spooky Halloween stories I told my kids, but I've forgotten most of them. I wrote one last week that will be on Sharon Donovan's blog tomorrow.

  3. Oh how I miss the fall colors and taking the color tours through my home state of Michigan.

    Michelle (a new Texan)
    www.concilium, July 2012

  4. FYA ... the "Wooky Hollow" WAS one of the best Niught Clubs in Liverpool when everything which matter in tghe music world tended to happen right here in Liverpool [WH closed c. 1995]

    Logged on to comment after seeing your reply on WP post - I thought it was only us Brits who went to School Eeunions these days!
    I'm going to TWO 'Old Boy' bashes over the next month, a Lunch Date and a FOrm,al Dinner (time to getr the Tux out of mothballs for its once-a-year show!!)