And to really celebrate the occasion--I mean more than just any other year--Reaven Electrick Ink will release a jittery creepy anthology this year: Jack-o'-Spec: Tales of Halloween and Fantasy, edited by Karen A. Romanko.
Why should I mention this, you ask? Well, for one thing, I have two poems in there, for another, a whole bunch of other people have even more awesome/creepy jittery stuff in there. Also, it's Halloween, and you need to start giving people treats that actually broaden their horizons (Halloween really will be taken off your normal map of the usual here, on to other places where even strange is stranger) and lower their blood sugar. And creep them out:
"Reading Jack-o'-Spec is like stepping into a Halloween party that'sbeen going on for 2,000 years. There's something delightfully pagan about these stories and poems, something that captures Halloween's dark,autumn atmosphere. Whether it's a mad scientist invoking Halloween ghosts on Mars, boys trapped in not one but two haunted houses, or a rich evocation of poetic seasonal spirits, Jack-o'-Spec has somethingfor all Halloween lovers." -- Lisa Morton, Author, The HalloweenEncyclopedia