The UICA Writer's Workshop Blog Posts

  • Prayer for a Timely Frost - Gregory Dunn
    on Oct 1, 2009 in Essay
    Here is a fine meditation on how the terrors of Halloween and the celebration of the harvest are intertwined - especially if you see the mechanisms behind a longer cycle.  Prayer for a Timely Frostby Gregory DunnBy October’s end, the first fro...
  • Monster Holiday - Donna Munro
    on Oct 1, 2009 in Poetry
    The lives of monsters are not as simple as you might think.Monster Holidayby Donna Munro          “Careful with that,”          said the monster  ...
  • Prayer for a Timely Frost - Gregory Dunn
    on Oct 1, 2009 in Essay
    Here is a fine meditation on how the terrors of Halloween and the celebration of the harvest are intertwined - especially if you see the mechanisms behind a longer cycle. Prayer for a Timely Frostby Gregory DunnBy October’s end, the first frost has...
  • Ghost Of The House
    on Oct 1, 2009 in Poetry
    A ghost in the house, or a house's ghost? In the end, there may be no difference.The Ghost Of The Houseby Donna MunroThe ghost of the houseturns what it doesn’t liketo face the wall;a machine-embroidered city logosnipped from an old uniform,real bu...
  • Halloween Afternoon - Nathan TerMolen
    on Sep 30, 2009 in Poetry
    Children understand the true nature of Halloween, whether they want to or not.Halloween Afternoonby Nathan TerMolen        A magician this year,  he creeps home.         Wand...
  • Sprinkles The Clown Says Happy Halloween - Paul Robinson
    on Sep 29, 2009 in Horror Fiction
    From Wikipedia: Coulrophobia is the abnormal or exaggerated fear of clowns. It is common among children, but is also sometimes found in teenagers and adults as well.And as this ghastly Halloween  tale illustrates, abnormal fears can definitely b...
  • Halloween - Roger Meyer
    on Sep 28, 2009 in Fiction
     Trick or treating can lead to unforeseen encounters...Halloweenby Roger      Little Alice was 6-years old and the sparkle in her parent's eyes. As Halloween approached, she asked her parents, "Everyone in my class is go...
  • Haunted - Dawn Schout
    on Sep 28, 2009 in Poetry
  • Cornucopia - Patrick Cook
    on Sep 25, 2009 in Fiction
    A lighter look at the magic of the season, and the lessons learned from an old golf bag.Cornucopiaby Patrick CookJack Sonderman couldn’t figure it out. He golfed every Saturday during the summer with a foursome that included his partner, Rick Dewar...
  • Once Upon A Time On Halloween - Steve Beckwith
    on Sep 25, 2009 in Fiction
    Halloween is a time for scary stories. Hopefully, though, there's a difference between make-believe and your own life.Once Upon A Time On Halloweenby Steve Beckwith‘Once upon a time on Halloween’, daddy’s stories always started. There were mons...
  • Halloween Head - Paul Robinson
    on Sep 24, 2009 in Fiction
    Everyone loves a good Halloween party. But what if you're not on the guest list? And you've been away for a very long time?Halloween HeadBy Paul Robinson            He realizes how much he's miss...
  • A Memory Of Smoke - Steve Beckwith
    on Sep 24, 2009 in Essay
    From past Halloweens come memories that could only be formed by autumn leaves and bright sparks, and something else - something harder to define.A MEMORY OF SMOKEby Steve Beckwith    As a child, the soil upon which my imagination fed w...
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