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All Hallow’s Eve – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #51

In honour of Hallowe’en, my participation in Crispina’s challenge…

All Hallow’s Eve

“That’s a mighty fine web you’ve woven.”

“Thanks, I’m trying a new material.”

“Looks fine but I don’t see it working out.”

“Whyever not?”

“Not sticky.”

“Not meant to be. Do you not find it represents a Samhain’s Wheel better than our silky webs would?”

“Well, yes. But why?”

“It’s Hallowe’en, silly!”


“Samhain is the origin of today’s Hallowe’en festivities.”

“Oh… I see, sorta…”

“I just wanted to put a positive spin on things!”

“So, you are NOT trying to capture any food, then.”

“Nope, not tonight.Β  Just want to celebrate the new year, the end of the harvest, the beginning of the dark half. You know, like the ancient Celts did.”

“But we’re not ancient, nor are we celts.”

“You suck, you know that?”

“I can’t. You’ve no bugs for me.”


Word count: 133

And for our cranky, hungry spider, my photo πŸ˜‰

And because I took this photo this morning and it has its own spookiness and I just wanted to share it… here’s looking at you…


122 thoughts on “All Hallow’s Eve – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #51

  1. Well, I have to say first that I enjoyed your response to the photo. Then I have to say that web is fantastic! Wow. No, double Wow. Nix. Triple Wow. Yep, I think I like it. Even without your non-stick experimental arachnid, you’ve more than answered the prompt. πŸ™‚

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  2. Love the story. Growing up in the Missouri & Kansas area, I saw, walked into, and tried to avoid our very large Orb spiders. They do have the largest and mos beautiful webs around here for sure. I used to sit and watch them spin them, and occasionally, toss a bug into it to watch them. Amazing.

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  3. Very neat, Dale! It makes me think of an Art Gown made out of Spider webs. I wonder where I can find that fabric? In a grave yard?
    Happy pumpkin patch night! πŸŽƒI’ll be with Linus! πŸŽƒ

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  4. Q,

    What a tangled web we weave when first we practice, then retrieve . . the Poe and Shelley that we weave to spider’s lairs and humorous scares.

    That first shot of a web DOES look as if a totem culled from the ancients. Beautiful and spooky, and full of stories. Your photo is a masterful portrait of nature’s spooky little miracles, and how their designs always seem as if they were destined from alien planets. I love it.

    As for those eyes. The more I look at it . . the scarier it becomes!


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  5. Dear Dale,

    What an interesting and entertaining story you’ve spun. While I’m not the biggest fan of spiders, their webs fascinate me no end. Love your photos. Happy November One-eth.

    Shalom and lotsa all-saintly hugs, πŸ˜‰



    • Dear Rochelle,

      So glad I entertained you! I can’t say I am their number one fan, either but their ability to spin is simply awe-inspiring. Thanks, I’m pretty pleased with them πŸ˜‰

      Happy November oneth!

      Shalom and Lotsa sticky luv,



  6. There is some valuable lesson in this dialogue between the spiders for anyone. We shouldn’t restrict our possibilities and actions because someone has said so at one point. Open up the gates for new impulses! A great and funny, little story.

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