Okay, I'm going to be honest. Normally, Halloween isn't my favorite holiday. But this Halloween is different! Special! Exciting! Frightening! Bloody! Gory! Ghastly! Ghostly! Ghouly! Literary!
As any writer, reader, or English major knows, the best way to improve a holiday is to literar-ize it. I mean, look at Christmas. You have Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Look at Valentine's Day. You have stupid rhymes written on hearts posing as gifts. Look at Thanksgiving. Those lame paragraphs about a fantasy land of pilgrims and Indians loving each other (aka great fiction) that you had to read in grade school.
And out of all these wonderfully literarized holidays, you get Halloween, which, if you can believe it, is exponentially more literary.
Dracula. Frankenstein. Edgar Allen Poe. Wuthering Heights. Twilight.
(What? No--Twilight isn't on there because it's about vampires. It's on there because it's frightening how rich Stephenie Meyer is for such horrific writing.)
(Har, har. English major joke. If you like Twilight, no offense was meant.)
Anyway, I decided to "literarize" my Halloween by reading Frankenstein! I've heard so many great things about it, and I'm excited to read this classic piece of literature for the first time.
Also, even more fun, I have written two zombie haiku. Here they are, for your reading pleasure, so you can literarize your Halloween!
said "Please bring finger foods." Guess
what the zombies brought.
This one is dedicated to my fiance:
He likes me for my
Brains, not my body. I knew
he was a zombie!