October is fast approaching, so it’s new theme time once again! After the Serenity of September, we now go over to the realms of Halloween. I can feel my Inner Monsters, Zombies and even Fangers (my Inner Typist – he’s Fingers for the other eleven months of the year but his spelling is shocking) stirring, desperate to be unleashed for another month of utter Halloween madness. I can only apologise! So, October’s theme simply had to be:

Trick or Treat

If you so wish to use the theme for one or more of your posts during October, here are all the details you need:

There aren’t any rules actually, just a few guidelines:

  • Write a post (or more, if your imagination is well and truly fired!) based on the theme I provide. The post can take any form / genre / length you choose.
  • Link your post to the post on this blog (Beyond the Sphere) that introduces the theme for the month (so basically, THIS POST for October’s theme!)
  • Visit other bloggers who take part, and read their interpretation of the theme.
  • And that’s it! Oh, and if you could pass the word on, that would be lovely. The more the merrier after all!

And have fun! Mwahahaha ha!!!

The Pingback Gremlins are still doing their bit and keeping hold of their favoured Pingbacks in MOST cases, although they are letting some through… so we’ll just have to get along with what we can for now!

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. I hate Halloween but I’m sure you’ll find lots of willing takers 🙂

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    1. I think I like it enough for everyone who doesn’t, Jo!

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  2. Halloween – when kids create havoc demanding cash instead of treats and make your life hell if you don’t shell out!!!

    What is the money spent on?

    Round here it’s drugs… 😦

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. The kids round your way must REALLY love Hallowe’en, Prenin!

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  3. Halloween in my computer….and definitely not a serene September! 😉

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    1. Grab hold of those Gremlins, Icewolf – don’t give them control!

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      1. I think it’s a bit late for that Tom!! 🙂

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        1. I can cast a little spell for you if it’ll help, Icewolf. I have all the stuff in the Bathroom…

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          1. Oh noooo! We all know what happens when you get involved with the bathroom Tom!😁

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            1. Ah well, the offer’s there. I was going to do a spell in there anyway. 🙂

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              1. Well in that case maybe you should give it a go 😁 Just let me rub for cover first😆

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                  1. 🎃I am rubbing for hills!! 😥😛

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              2. Run that is…though rub may be more appropriate for the bathroom 😉

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                1. Hehehe! I’m replying through the orange blob thingy in the top corner and saw this comment before the earlier one. Gave me a chuckle, that did! 😀

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                  1. Rub-a-dub, three blobbies in a tub…😃 🛁🚿😆

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                    1. Slight mishap in the spell department… my next post will fill in the details…

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                    2. Yes. ..lol…I have seen them in my fees but those extra seasonal spirits have been playing around with my online exam and I have to repeat it before I can get to W.P😀

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                    3. Oh no! I hope it goes through second time around for you. Pesky spirits!

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  4. I quite like Hallowe’en and luckily the children near us are fairly good and we don’t get any nasty tricks played on us, or requests for money. Perhaps I put them off, of course, by going to the door in a witch’s outfit and have scary music playing!

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    1. That’s always the best option, Elaine. Pointing a wand at them helps as well! 😉

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      1. Perhaps this year I will produce a wand! I think the broomstick propped by the front door also acts as a bit of a deterrent. 🙂

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        1. Oh yes – good touch!

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  5. […] October’s theme… Trick or Treat  […]

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  6. Enjoy my frightening photograph I took at a costume Halloween store in my town. The displays looked very professional. No costume for me just fun playing with the masks with hubby. We could be certifiable.
    Boo – Fun …!!! 👻 😈 👺
    Isadora 😎
    https://isadoraartandphotography.com/2016/10/19/spirit-calling/
    p.s. No one goes trick or treating from house to house here. They go to the mall where the costumed shop owners hand out candy. No one comes to our home because we live in an isolated area. We always decorated our home up north. It was a fun creative project and everyone enjoyed taking photographs on the piles of hay we’d add. ~~~ : – )

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    1. Great photo, Isadora… thanks for sharing!
      How lucky that you don’t get trick or treaters… I trick them by pretending I’m not in when they call here!!! 😀

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  7. Hi Tom, been off for some time, but coming back and trying to catch up……lol. Halloween, did I read some place the kids are demanding money instead of candy, treats?
    Ed

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    1. Hi Ed! 😀 Happy Halloween to you! 😀
      And you heard correctly – they demand money, bonds, stocks… they’re really disappointed with ‘just’ candy nowadays!

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