My 13 Horrifically Silly Days of Halloween wraps up with a Bonus Day of the Dead feature...a preview of a sequel to my picture book "Mixter Twizzle's Breakfast"...
It's brief, and it will definitely need to be edited, possibly changing a lot before it's finally published (and I have no idea when that will be...I'm at the very beginning of the process), but here's a little preview of my first Halloween-themed children's book, the second Mixter Twizzle tale:
It’s that time of year
In the neighbourhood of kale
Where ornamental cabbages adorn
The gardens and boulevards
Mini demon and imp extraordinaire
Mixter Twizzle does conjure his friends
For the one time of year they might
Galavant in the public square.
It is Halloween,
The eve of thin veils
Between the world of peoples and animals,
And the land of shadows where monsters do dwell–
When they are not cavorting with chickens
And other farm friends.
This year, Mixter’s hundred and thirteenth…
Mixter does dress his chick—now well on her way to henhood–
In the garb of a spooky creature,
So she might go forth with Mixter and company
Into the night of revels and treats.
When his little hen, Harley, is dressed and ready
He casts his invocation spell
To call on his friends beyond the veil
Who do not live beneath a coop at Riverdale Farm
Like Mixter does.
A dash of witch hazel into a black pot of hot water,
A splash of holiday latte with whipped cream,
A pinch of petrified candy corn,
A smash of smirking jack-o-lantern,
Then Mixter mixes, one, two, three…
…the froth bubbles forth
And explodes with light and smoke
Then is it the right time for Mixter’s chant…
“On Gnazzleboot, on Aarobellow,
On Zinfoot and Cinobrillow!
On Shockofane, Jack-o-Blitz,
On Swizzfizzbinn, on Roarefaction,
On … Frank!
Sally forthwiths and meets with me
For Halloween treatses and revelses of glee!”
You can get the first Mixter Twizzle book through my website, Mirror World Publishing's shop, and Amazon!