What Scares You?

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This week the Finish the Sentence Friday crew is talking about Halloween.

I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. I certainly have fond memories of making costumes and enjoying trick-or-treat nights with my cousins. I even have a few favorite movies to watch at this time of year. And there’s nothing I love more than visit to the local pumpkin patch. What I don’t love – as is true for me with any holiday – is the over-commercialized, overdone hype that has taken the place of the original and true meaning of the day.

I know. Just hang a big “Bah Humbug” sign on me.

Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, has a long and rich history that has very little to do with candy, horror movies, and scary lawn displays. (The article in that link back there is very interesting – definitely give it a look.) Regardless of your feelings about Halloween, there is one topic that rears its creepy head at this time of year – fear. In homage to that subject, I’m sharing a piece I wrote that ran on Open Thought Vortex Magazine earlier this week about the fears we carry through life.

Source: The Fears We Carry – Open Thought Vortex

Please hop over and give it a read. And while you’re there, check out some of the other terrific pieces our writers have shared throughout the month of October as we explore our theme of Fear


Joining the group over at Finish the Sentence Friday, hosted by Kristi Campbell of Finding Ninee and Vic of Taking it a Step at at Time.

 This week’s sentence is “When it comes to Halloween…”

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Lisa A. Listwa is a self-employed writer with experience in education, publishing, and the martial arts. Believing there was more to life than punching someone else’s time clock and inspired by the words of Henry David Thoreau, she traded her life as a high school educator for a life as a writer and hasn’t looked back. She is mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, wife to the nicest guy on the planet, and reluctant but devoted owner of three Rotten Cats. You can find her adventures and thoughts on living life deliberately here on the blog.

10 thoughts on “What Scares You?

  1. Hi Lisa! I agree! I too have a love-hat relationship about nearly every holiday (except maybe Thanksgiving.) I love to celebrate so that the “love” but I agree that everything has gotten so commercialized. Oh, and then the fear thing is an entirely different animal. I’ll pop over and check out that post. ~Kathy

  2. That totally reminds me of the Supergirl episode from last week in which her foe used fear superpowers to weaken her opponents. It worked.
    I have lived a life based on fear, so I’m totally reading this!

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