Aphelion Issue 266, Volume 25
October 2021
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On Halloween Night

by Gary W. Davis

It’s Halloween night, when all’s a’fright,
with witches and goblins and ghosts about.

The ghouls are grinning, vampires are drinking,
while little ones scurry for treats to eat.

Then cupboards run bare, and there’s many a scare,
for those who aren’t quick receive a little trick.

But we mustn’t forget the Evens of yore,
when Jack took his lantern out on the moor.

And Druids presided at esoteric rites,
to save the world from a long, lengthening night.

2021 Gary W. Davis

Gary Davis likes all things classic horror and Halloween. He has published Halloween short stories in Aphelion, Frostfire Worlds and Spaceports & Spidersilk (2016-2020). He has published poetry in Aphelion, The Vampire’s Crypt, Tales of the Talisman, Bloodbond, Illumen, Scifaikuest, Star*Line, Tales from the Moonlit Path, and two Lester Smith Halloween anthologies (2000-2021).

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