If you're a child in the US, today's the day when your parents round up all the candy and portion it out for the next week because they don't want to live with a bunch of rabid hamsters on speed...I mean, to keep you from poisoning yourself with all the sugar. Anyway, this is the first time I've had a phone with a good camera on it. Our neighborhood does an amazing job on the Halloween front. I've always wanted to document it. Unfortunately, this year it started to rain about halfway through our neighborhood tour. It was so cold I was reminded of the time Dane and I got lost in London at one in the morning. (It was October/November then too. Seriously, we were in the middle of nowhere.) Dane, naturally, made jokes about not crossing the moors (then and yesterday) because we're us.
Anyway, here's what I was able to get before the rain.
Note the 'floating' candles. Isn't that a great effect? I so want to do that one year.
This is just one yard. People are serious about Halloween around here. (And yes, they put almost as much effort into Christmas, depending upon the street.) The turnout was a little disappointing this year. Usually we get people from all over Austin.
This is my favorite. Did I mention that I live in a neighborhood full of liberals? ;) My favorite from the image below, "Fall in love, not in line." and "We judge people for judging people cuz judging people is WRONG."
And that was all I was able to get before the sky unzipped and I was too afraid to expose my phone to the wet. :)
And now I must get my act together for World Fantasy Con. I'll have both a reading and a panel. If you're in the area, I do hope to see you there. Time to pack, run those last minute errands, and such. (Just to complicate matters, today is D&D date night too.)
I hope you had a wonderful evening last night whether you celebrated Halloween or not.
is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author living in Texas.