Archive for October, 2007
It’s Almost Here!
Posted on: October 31st, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 3 Comments

Tomorrow is Halloween. I spent my day preparing for tomorrow. I carved my jack o’ lantern, made some candies, roasted pumpkin seeds, and prepared the pumpkin puree. But most importantly, I took some time out to chill with a big bowl of chocolate covered popcorn and peanuts, and my pumpkin seeds, while watching my favorite […]

"Lost Little Girl" and "Red Death" AND Free Book Contests!
Posted on: October 28th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 6 Comments

You can read my flash story, “Lost Little Girl,” for free at Every Day Fiction. EDIT: I just found out that one of my stories appears in today’s (Sunday October 28th) edition of the Pocono Record: the local paper. I had entered a Halloween Writing contest a couple weeks ago and never heard back. I […]

Halloween Weekend
Posted on: October 27th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 3 Comments

We’re almost there. And that means more Halloween goodies. Today I decided, for some reason, to make donuts. I wondered if doughnuts and Halloween had any connection, and it turns out, yes, they do! Halloween Doughnuts It’s an interesting article and recipe, though I used a different one for mine: Alton Brown’s Doughnuts That’s right. […]

11 Days to Halloween
Posted on: October 20th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 5 Comments

For today’s Halloween offering, I have two web pages that are sure to help coordinate the 11 remaining days. The first page, The Pumpkin Nook, has more information about pumpkins than my closet has skeletons. Go to this page for instructions on how to puree your own pumpkin and use that puree to make pies, […]

Halloween Radio
Posted on: October 20th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 3 Comments

In my never ending search for everything Halloween, I came across this page of Halloween radio stations. They are free to listen to online, using “Live365.” The radio stations all worked fine for me, but (if I remember correctly) you might have to sign up to use the live365 browser. I know it’s free, because, […]

Halloween Countdown
Posted on: October 19th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino

*Click to enlarge. As promised, the Halloween goodies keep coming!

14 days to Halloween!
Posted on: October 17th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 2 Comments

Around this time of year, I become obsessed with sucking every precious second out of the season. I break out all of my horror movies, including my favorite Halloween specials, such as Garfield’s Halloween, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and The Simpsons Tree House of Horrors episodes. I prepare as many seasonal treats as […]

The 12 Days of Halloween
Posted on: October 13th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 6 Comments

I was going to write my own version of the popular Christmas song. I was even going to give each part on the subsequent day. But I first searched “12 Days of Halloween” on the net, and guess what? It’s been done. So, instead, I’m going to rip off everyone else’s versions! Version One Version […]

Bush Vs. Terrorists?
Posted on: October 9th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino

It’s October. During this month, and leading up to Halloween, I’m going to post the few little nuggets of goodness I come across. I think I’m leading off with a real winner: Our fearless Leader

October Rejections
Posted on: October 7th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 5 Comments It’s always nice when, by some stroke of luck, numerous editors decide to send you rejections on the same day. I’m not saying that there’s a vast publisher conspiracy to barrage unsuspecting writers with a storm of rejection slips within hours of each other in the hopes of discouraging said writers from ever again […]

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