60 Seconds For Story Prompt Friday: The Witch of Whidbey and Halloween.
by Diane Wyzga | October 31, 2020 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you’ll say, “Thanks for the memories.”
In the very beginning of time there was the Celtic festival of Samhain to celebrate their new year on November 1st.
Summer had ended, the harvest was in, and the cold, dark winter was beginning. The Celts believed that on the night before the new year – the day we know as Halloween – the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred and the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
The Druids – a learned class of priests, judges and teachers – built sacred bonfires where the costumed people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. When the night was over the Celts re-lit their hearth fires from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.
Story Prompt: How might you observe the Halloween tradition? Write that story to stave off the dark winter nights.
Practical Tip: If you wish share your story with someone or something: your journal, your animal companion, the trees in the woods, your loved one, or friends. All that matters is you write the story you want to tell about finding warmth and light.
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Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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