Today marks my 5th anniversary of Halloween Horror Haiku!
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.
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.
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!