Frankenstein

HALLOWEEN HORRORS

The autumn moon lights the sky, casting shadows over the circus.  Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and spooks of all sorts and sizes gather for the season.  It’s the Halloween exhibit at the Sideshow of the Surreal.

Charlie Barker tells the tale of the silent watcher in the cornfields.  It’s the tale of PATIENT VICTOR.  Next, it is a story set in a school house.  It’s an innocuous little activity perfect for the season.  Grab your knife for THE PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST.  Then, it’s a little Halloween rhyme that’s overdue for a sequel.  It’s the less-than-harmless outcome of FIVE SPOOKY SKELETONS or WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS?  

The chill of fall hangs in the air past October, my friends.  Return to the Circus of the Unknown where Charlie will tell tales of the season.

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY

It’s that time of year when we remember those who have moved on, folks.  And, with any luck, they are left behind a legacy in which we can remember them.  Charlie has three such tales today.

TRIBUTE OF THE JENNY LEE tells us about a flying fighter than haunts the unfriendly skies.  Then, who could forget the Frankenstein legacy?  Here is a snippet of that setting, told from a different perspective than usual in a MOMENTARY DISTRACTION.  Our third tale of remembrance comes when two boys are a day late AND A DOLLAR SHORT.

Through the snapshots of memory, the departed are not lost.  Keep them in mind.  Also, keep Charlie in mind, too.  He’ll save a spot on the bench in the sideshow for you.  Just don’t ask him to keep it warm.  Skeleton’s don’t have body heat.  That would be mean of you.