First off, Happy Halloween to all of my fans, readers and fellow lovers of everything spooky! Halloween is probably my favorite holiday, and not just because my birthday falls close to it. I love creepy, dark and dreary stuff, so maybe that explains why my favorite authors are Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson.
Anyhow, Halloween is a great time to sit down and let your imagination run loose as well. If you love to write, feel free to take one of the following Halloween-themed writing prompts and make it your own! You can use these prompts to write a story, poem, journal entry, Tweet or anything else your little heart desires. Have fun!
*If you could be anyone or anything this Halloween, who or what would you be? Why?
*Use your senses. Brainstorm a list of all the Halloween sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings you can think of.
*Pretend you are a symbol of Halloween. Describe Halloween from the point of view of a jack-o-lantern, bat, witch, spider, candy bar…or anything else you think of!
*Do you agree with schools banning the celebration of Halloween due to the religious or spiritual roots of the holiday? Why or why not?
*What is the best trick you have ever pulled on someone? Or the best trick pulled on you?
*Make your own witch’s brew. What would go into it? What would the concoction do?
*What really scares you? Write about it.
*How has Halloween changed since you were a kid? Do you miss the way things used to be?
*Should adults be allowed to trick or treat?