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

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Halloween Haiku!

The honest truth is, I almost skipped celebrations this year. It’s hard to find something to smile about with the all world turmoil, pandemic fears, and sadness over the loss of lives taken by Covid-19, but what else is perseverance for, if not to stand up to fear and death by finding the things that make us happy and living our best lives?

People keep saying ‘I cant wait for Fall’Β  but no one knows what the rest the year, much less October,Β  has in store for us. So, let’s channel our energy into making our realities good, right now.

If nothing else, it’s a helpful distraction.πŸŽƒ

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SCHEDULED FESTIVITIES THIS WEEK:

MONDAY

Halloween Haiku Contest
Contest ends at 12 Midnight Pacific on Thursday, April 30th.

Prize: $50 Gift Card to Dark Delicacies Store in Burbank, CA.

(Please note: there might be delivery delays due to Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. I’ll do my best to get the prize to the winner in a timely fashion.) Please click here for contest rules/disclaimer stuff.

Two Ways to Win:

1) Via WordPress:

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

2) Via Instagram:

  • Follow us on Instagram: Halloweenkristy9
  • Like the photo announcing Halloween Haiku Contest
  • Add your own original Halloween haiku in the comment section of said photo
  • Tag at least 3 friends who love Halloween or Haiku, using the following
    #HalloweenHaikuContest2

That’s it!

The winning haiku based on originality, spookiness, and best invokes the spirit of Halloween.

Winner will be announced sometime after 12noon PT on Friday, May 1st

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TUESDAY

Halloween Haiku Zoom Watch Party
This will be my first time holding a Zoom party. It should either be fun or a total disaster, entertaining either way!

Grab your favorite cocktail, snacks, and come hang on Zoom to celebrate two years of Halloween Haiku, while we watch Night of the Living Dead, dir. By George A. Romero, 1968.

I’m going to try and share my screen with the movie playing. You’re free to stream the movie on your own, via whatever platform you choose and just follow along in the chat. Night of the Living Dead is public domain and can be found here, or on other streaming services.

Link to Zoom room will be posted on Tuesday, April 28th. Please check back here or on Instagram.

The movie starts at 7pm PT/9pm CT/10pm ET

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WEDNESDAY

Pastel Halloween

Celebrate Wicked Art Wednesday by posting your favorite pastel Halloween images, in honor of springtime.Β  You might not think pastel and Halloween fit together, but it does, I swear!

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THURSDAY

Happy Walpurgisnacht!

Calling all witches! Come celebrate the halfway point to Halloween on Instagram and Twitter.

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FRIDAY

Spooky Spring Photo Challenge

25 days of gothic spring, pastel pumpkins, and flower-covered tombstones.Β  Post on Instagram or Twitter, using #Spookyspringphotochallenge
Photo challenge clues will be posted the night be posted night before.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining my blog and sharing in the joy and love for Halloween.πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ