I love October. The leaves are usually beautiful for much of it, and the ones on the ground make a shush-shush-shush as you walk. The smell of fallen leaves is difficult to describe—dry and rich, a little musty, and a whole lot autumn. The corn is high and turning gold, the fields slowly emptying as the month progresses. Pumpkins and dried corn stalks are everywhere, and Halloween is just around the corner. The grey sky and the cool breeze remind you that winter is coming, so you need to hold autumn close because it, like life, is fleeting.
And just a reminder to head on over to the Paranormal Authors Fight Club and vote! All eight stories are up now, and I've updated yesterday's blog post to that effect. For those of you who don't want to read all eight pieces ('cause I know a lot of you are busy...but you should anyway! Hehe.) I've added a link to the story under Read My Work!
Photo courtesy of Julie A. Wenskoski and www.freedigitalphotos.net.