Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Tale for the Season

Debra revisits her Halloween story, The Vampire and the Vixen.

My hero and heroine first meet at a Halloween party/fundraiser for the library. Kelsey chooses a literary theme for the party and invites everyone to dress up as their favorite literary character. Rafe chooses to come as Dracula, and Kelsey chooses to come as the heroine on the cover of a historical romance novel. No particular one...more the idea of one. In the opening chapter, we see other party attendees out on the dance floor. I tried to liven things up by pairing off unlikely partners.

Here's an excerpt:

[...they] found a spot between Robinson Crusoe and Scarlett O’Hara and Harry Potter and Jane Eyre. The vast differences in the dancing couples’ reading tastes made her smile.

Also scattered throughout the ballroom were Willy Wonka, Long John Silver, James Bond, Romeo & Juliet, and Snow White.

So, to get in the spirit of things here with Halloween tomorrow, a couple of questions:

1 - If you could dress up as a literary character, who would you be and why?

(Once I dressed up as Scarlett O'Hara. I love the romantic notions of a Southern Belle. My only disappointment was my hoop skirt wasn't nearly as wide as I would have liked.)

2 - Can you think of a really 'odd' literary pairing such as the dancers above?

If you'd like to read more about Kelsey and Rafe, check out my tongue-in-cheek is-he-or-isn't-he story for Halloween.

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



  1. I'd love to dress up as Marie Antoinette. The wig would be so fun, and the low cut, jewel studded gown a show-stopper.

    Wierd pairing: Frodo and Marie Antoinette. His hairy feet next to my dancing slippers..

    1. I love the image your pairing elicited. Plus the differences in their heights would be amusing as well. :)

      Low cut gowns are always show stoppers!

  2. I'm not sure about how much I'd like the costume, but my favorite book is Jane Eyre, so I'd like to dress up as her. As for odd pairings, how about Juliette and Harry Potter?

    1. Another great 'odd' pair.

      I am ashamed to say I never made it through Jane Eyre. I have a collection of Bronte tales, but alas it's collecting dust on my book shelf.

  3. Jane Eyre w is my favourite too, but as I like medieval costume, I think I'd dress as Queen Guinevere (and wait for my knight in white armour!).
    As for a pairing, how about Tarzan and Cinderella?

    1. Ah, sometimes the fun of being a certain heroine is that she goes with a particular kind of hero. *sigh*

      Love the pairing.

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