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Spirited Halloween Echoes (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Every year around this time, Halloween stores pop up all over the place. Many of them, I’ve noticed, seem to occupy businesses that recently closed and are due to have new owners take them over the same space shortly. Especially for Spirit Halloween stores. It just struck me as interesting.]Continue reading “Spirited Halloween Echoes (A Poem)”

A Fanciful Spirit (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I know it’s still a bit early, but the spooky season is on the way, and I’m getting excited. It feels nice to indulge in some lighthearted creepiness after the very real fright of having to evacuate from my home the other day due to a wildfire. But now aContinue reading “A Fanciful Spirit (A Poem)”

The Festival of the Masks (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Perhaps this piece is premature, but I’m already looking forward to the spooky holiday coming next month. Are you?] Have you ever heard    about the Festival of Masks   that strange celebration        said to take place             among the tombstones         every midnight in late October                whenContinue reading “The Festival of the Masks (A Poem)”

A Spectral Message

Retold by Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: This story is based on an actual event that happened to one of my relatives, who lost her husband many years ago. They shared a special connection. Enjoy. ^_^] In the months after losing her husband, Margie Caroline often drove to crowded places like the local town mall justContinue reading “A Spectral Message”