Haiku of the Week

Part IV and the conclusion of the Halloween Dreams and Nightmares series.

Sandman’s own dreams
forgotten and revived by
The Halloween King

Cubist, surreal Halloween art made with Starryai.

Happy 5th Anniversary to Halloween Horror Haiku!

Today marks my 5th anniversary of Halloween Horror Haiku!

http://www.halloweenhorrorhaiku.com

I started this home-grown blog to channel some pent up creative energy that needed to get out. Many grand ideas and failed realities later, I’ve learned I’m not so much about keeping up the social aspect of having a public blog and more about just having fun and being creative. Either the shared love of the topics draws you in or it doesn’t. I believe myself to be a complete novice and writing does not come easy for me, poetry in particular. But, with each poem, I gain a better understanding of the art of haiku.

My first posted Halloween haiku in April 2018.

In November of 2021, I rebranded to Halloween Horror Haiku because I wanted to share my love of horror movies and to differentiate my blog from other writers who were causing trouble on social media. Writing Halloween haiku isn’t something to be owned. No one is the only one to write Halloween haiku and no one can claim to be the first to do it, unless you’ve got 100-year old poem hiding somewhere.

Google search Halloween Haiku and my blog comes up 5th. For a couple years I was on page 9 or 10.

Both Halloween and haiku are communal. They are more meaningful when shared, so is horror for that matter, which is why I choose to celebrate my blogiversary with Halloween haiku challenge, where everyone can share in the joy of creating a Halloween haiku. Details for this year’s contest are below.

Halloween Haiku Challenge – Halfway to Halloween

Write a Halloween-themed haiku using the traditional 17-syllable style and rules, then, enter by posting, using one of the two methods below. Only ONE entry per person. Contest ends at 12noon Pacific on Sunday, April 30th.

Prize: A Ghostly Prize Pack valued over $50.

Please click here for contest rules/disclaimer stuff.

Two Ways to Enter:

1) Via WordPress:

  • Create a login or sign into WordPress
  • Follow our webpage: www.halloweenhorrorhaiku.com
  • Post your own original Halloween haiku in the comment section of this post

2) Via Instagram:

  • Follow us on Instagram: @halloweenhorrorhaiku
  • Like the “Happy 5th Anniversary Halloween Horror Haiku” photo.
  • Add your own original Halloween haiku in the comment section; or
  • Tag me in your Insta-post and use the following #HalloweenHaikuChallenge

The winning haiku will be chosen based on originality, spookiness, or that which best invokes the spirit of Halloween.

Winner will be announced on Monday, May 1st.

I’ve only always wanted this blog to be a positive safe space for people who enjoy Halloween, horror, and haiku without being harassed, intimidated, or persecuted. Thank you to all my supporters, the readers, the writers, fellow bloggers, fellow members of Samhain Society, and fellow Halloween, horror, or haiku lovers from all corners of the globe who stop by to check out the blog. I appreciate your time and energy. Here’s to another great year of Halloween Horror Haiku!

Advice from a Jack-o-lantern by HalloweenKristy

Haiku of the Week

Part II of the Halloween Dreams and Nightmares series.

pumpkin lined streets,
dreaming of spooky fall nights
and Halloweentime

Monthly Haiku Corner – April

The theme this month is Halloween Dreams and Nightmares. All the haiku posted every Monday will connect to tell the tale of what happens when Stingy Jack challenges The Sandman to a duel.

Haiku of the Week

Part IV and the conclusion of the March Mischief series.

black death carriage
ale with the dullahan
pub crawl continues

Happy Spring

This pic is not a very Halloweenish or scary, but hey, I love me some cherry blossoms and I’ve been playing around Starryai, so I hope you like pic.

Next month is the halfway point to Halloween and I’m going to honoring the 5 year anniversary of Halloween Horror Haiku. There much to celebrate and I’m excited to share what’s in store.

Spring is the season of birth and vitality and with it comes renewed spirit. I’m writing more these days and I hope to share new haiku and stories soon. There’s been celebrity deaths lately that kinda shook me, most Lance Riddick, who was some phenomenal in The Wire. I don’t personally know these people, but as a fan, losing heroes really knocks you for loop and reminds you of your own mortality. We’re not going to be here forever and there’s only so much we can do with our one life. I don’t have a whole lot to be proud of, so I’m determined to change that. Even a broken mind like mine deserves a shot at happiness, so wish me luck and please know, I’m rooting for you too!

Have a great spring, everyone!

March Madness – Ten Great Psychological Horror Films

Originally, my monthly theme was March Madness, but I didn’t like the story. However, I already put together a list of my fave spooky movies about going insane. Is it all in their heads or is something more sinister afoot? Gotta watch to find out.
In keeping with the theme of March Mischief, I’m totally posting a March Madness movie list!πŸ€ͺπŸ˜„

Haiku of the Week

Part III of the March Mischief series.

Banshees wailing
as I stumble out the door
home bound