Hallow… where?

chickentown1_001Hallowe’en isn’t something i bother with in the real world – it irritates me, particularly since i’ve seen it change so much from the ‘good old days’ when i was a child and we’d sit around the kitchen table, carving swedes – we couldn’t afford pumpkins – and frighten ourselves half to death telling spooky stories in the glow of the candle light. To this day, there are few things i find as evocative as the smell of burnt swede! (To all my American readers currently scratching their heads and wondering what on earth those nice Swedish people did to deserve the horrors inflicted upon them by me and my chums, i should probably point out that swedes are what you call rutabaga… does it make sense now?)

Today, it’s all about wearing plastic devil costumes bought from the supermarket and tramping round the district demanding sweets with menaces. It really has changed a lot in the UK.

chickentown_001Usually, come 31st October, you’ll find me behind closed doors, studiously ignoring the barrage of flower, eggs and bloodied limbs thudding against the window – it’s not for me, and i’ve never really been that way inclined.

However, for some freaky reason, in the past few years i’ve managed to cajole myself into cobbling together a Hallowe’en themed experience, and this year is no exception. You’re welcome to come along and pay a visit any time over the next two weeks, although i wouldn’t recommend you come alone!

Take the hearse to Chicken Town

    Now the wasted brands do glow,
 Whilst the screech-owl, screeching loud,
 Puts the wretch that lies in woe
 In remembrance of a shroud.
 Now it is the time of night
 That the graves all gaping wide,
 Every one lets forth his sprite,
 In the churchway paths to glide.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 5, Scene 1

s. x

Your leaves fade to brown
And I watch you die
In my torture garden
Under black sunshine
My Ruin – My Beautiful Flower

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One Response to Hallow… where?

  1. Agree completely! The house is dark and deserted on Halloween. But that doesn’t mean I’m not carousing with the spirits in SL! Some great creative and sometimes disturbing things can be found.

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