Fun filled night with members dressing up for the occasion.

Fun filled night with members dressing up for the occasion.

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There’s always one joker in every group. ;0)

A fun filled night to celebrate Hallowe’en. The evening started with the introductions from President Mark Jones and then led by David McKelvie who started the evening off with a reading from The fall of the house of Usher by Edgar Alan Poe. It was very interesting to hear horror written 175 years ago still standing strong today.

After that reading we heard a number of members favourite scary stories, mainly ghost stories, some from famous authors and others personal experience of the members…..spooky!

 

Tonight was also submission night for our second competition of the season  – An Anniversary of a famous event. We look forward to hearing the results of this in a few weeks time.

Tea and biscuits with eyeballs and blood curdling biscuits and cakes supplied by Lesley. Centre of the table tonight were candles and a large bowl of Monster Munch, Digby our club dog was on the hunt for tidbits as usual ;0)

The second half of the evening was our Ghoulish Poetry section where we had to write poems based on a set of Creepy Cards which David had kindly prepared.  Each member had to write a line of a poem onto a card and pass it to the next person.

Helen flew in on her broom tonight. after her game of Quidditch

Helen flew in on her broom tonight. after her game of Quidditch

We managed to write twelve poems all constructed by our group adding their own lines.

It’s interesting to try an exercise like this and a few of the poems were very credible although the rest dissolved into hysterical banter. We agreed not to publish them on this site in fear of public humiliation!

As the night neared its end Lesley surprised us with Forty Hallowe’en jokes. Each member read out two. The two best jokes in the pack were

  1. What did the cannibals do to the bride and groom at the wedding.  – They toasted them.
  2. Why do witches wear name badges. – So you can tell which witch is which!

Overall a good evening.

If you enjoy writing as a hobby and would like to work with like minded people then why not pop along one Wednesday evening and see what all the fun is about.