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To be read entirely in the voice of Dracula…

A frrrightful tale of ghosts and ghouls and monsters lies within….
… Are you sitting comfortably?
Well then I shall begin….

Our story takes us back in time,
Of days gone by we’ll speak.
Imagine if you will, one gloomy Saturday last week….

The doors were decked with pumpkins in the flickered candle light.
The cold moon crept behind a cloud as inward swept the night.

A creepy band of creatures from their houses each emerged.

Drawn out onto the murky streets on which they all converged.

A scary pack of beasties, little witches with their hats,

Frankensteins (From ASDA), zombies, spiders, cats and bats.

And far across the town was heard “The Knock” repeatedly,
The unmistaken tapping sound of child on PVC.

Standing on our doorstep my two giggled in delight,
Squeaking with excitement we were off to join the night…

This Halloween was different now our little girl is 3,
All dressed up as a pumpkin and enthralled by things spooky.

Whilst in his pushchair Mstr Tot, not quite sure what to think,
Sat quite perplexed with bright blue fur – (Sully from Monster’s Inc).

We met our friendly neighbours and their “Little Bat” – so sweet,
Who ran off with our Pumpkin on a quest to “Trick or Treat”.

They picked out quite a spooky house and pressed upon the bell,
(kept it pressed a bit too long,  whilst knocking hard as well).

A witch appeared behind the door, my tot begins to talk…
While all the rest shout “Trick or Treat” she yells “Baby can walk!??”

She quickly catches on though as her bag fills up with sweets,
We pester her to “thank you” as she gathers up her treats.

But pumpkins soon get sleepy, and so back to home we head,
The kids now full of sugar both vibrate themselves to bed.

Early the next morning,  my Miss Tot can’t wait to play…
She wants to Trick or Treat and have another spooky day!

She loved the scary monsters and the creatures of the night.
She giggled at the zombies, hunted spiders with delight.

Her heart is clearly broken when we try to then explain:
“It’s going to be a while until it’s Halloween again…”

I hate to see her sad, and so I ponder, then I say…
“Santa Claus will soon be here to see you on his sleigh!”

Which seems to have a strange effect as tears form in her eyes?
My cheery Christmas countdown wasn’t meant to traumatise??

But in a little outburst she explains just why she’s wary…

“I don’t like Christmas time” she cries,

…. “Santa’s really scary!”

Meh.

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48 thoughts on “To be read entirely in the voice of Dracula…

  1. This is fantastic. I love it that your writing still manages to have so much substance and detail whilst being in such wonderful rhyme. Sounds like such a lot of fun! Your little pumpkin was right too, Santa can be scary!

    1. Thank you very much, your lovely comment has just made my morning! I agree that the big man can be a bit scary.. but apparently scarier than monsters and spiders?? Trust my little one ;0) Thank you for popping by x

    1. I’m really hoping so, but knowing my little madam she’d probably prefer that he ask a zombie or Frankenstein to deliver it instead? Thank you for popping by and reading #justanotherlinky x

  2. Absolutely brilliant post! Loved it especially the ending – which is so true. All three of my kids were terrified of Santa- and their fear is immortalised in our yearly Santa photos Hahahaha! #justanotherlinky

    1. Ah thank you! We have a series of fridge magnets from our annual Centre Parcs Santa visit. Each year she looks more terrified. I think this year it’ll just be me and the hubby looking a bit awkward… ;0) x

      1. My son’s first Santa photo is one of him in his PushChair, looking petrified and SCREAMING! What did I do – I made my husband snap the picture as fast as he could. I was going to get that Santa photo. I then laughed, was too funny. I know, I’m an evil mum.

  3. Haha! Aw bless. You’re a brave mum to mention the C word with two months to go 🙂 I think I’d be keeping that one quiet for a bit longer.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #fartglitter x

    1. Haha, did you read it like “The Count” from Sesame Street? (Or is that just me showing my age?) Thank you very much for being a repeat visitor. I’ll get the kettle on next time 😉 xx

  4. Fab post, really liked it. Tried my Dracula voice on, just in my head. Santa’s scary? Christmas will be cheap! #ABitOfEverything

    1. Hmm. Never thought about it that way. “Sorry sweetheart but we told him not to come as we didn’t want to scare you….?” She’d probably be quite content with a spider anyway? *shudders* Thanks for popping by – and I so wish I could have witnessed the Dracula voice. Did you sound like “The Count” from Sesame Street too? X

  5. Amazing! (As usual!!!) How long do these take you to write? And have you always written rhymes? I’m just really curious! We have a photo of our two looking very scared of santa last year, but they were 2, and 9 months, so I think that’s allowed! But hoping for a bit more excitement this year!
    #abitofeverything

    1. They probably take me about an hour or so, but broken up over several intervals in between wiping stuff and other general mumness. Yes I have always written rhymes and they’ve generally ended up in people’s birthday cards etc. I did have one read out as a best man’s speech which was nice! Thank you for your lovely comments as always. Mine will be 3 and 1 so fairly similar to yours I guess? Fingers crossed for both of us this year but I suspect ours will be a rather awkward pic of myself and the hubby on our own…. ;0) x

  6. I love this. You have such a lovely way with words. I especially like the part about pressing the doorbell for too long whilst knocking too loud, it make me laugh of loud. Really love this, thanks for letting us read and share!
    #bestandworst

  7. Haha, amazing as always you have such a way with word, I do always look forward to reading your rhyme’s. Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst 🙂 see you next week! x

  8. I remember once taking mu boys to a Santa who really WAS scary. He wanted them to ‘confess’ all the naughty things they had done. I scooted them out ofntheir very quickly, but being terribly british did not complain to the garden centre about rheir mean santa as I should have done.
    Thanks for linking up, Tracey xx #abitofeverything

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