I was walking through the Dark Oak Woods, as I often do, and I found this little guy waiting on this rock. He seemed lost and abandoned so I brought him with me. He doesn’t talk much and stubbornly refused to give me his name. Naturally, I named him–Yorick, of course.
This post is a preview of a short–very short–attempt at a video. The learning curve to “doing it all” is a steep hill with sharp rocks at the bottom. But, real fun usually has an element of danger, so the bumps, bruises and broken feelings are just part of the roller coaster haunted house ride.
Hobbies take place in the cellar and smell of airplane glue.
I think John knew. . . things.
Thing in the Dark. By Dark Oak Creations.
“…I saw the infernal Thing blocking my path in the twilight. The dead travel fast, and by short cuts unknown to ordinary coolies. I laughed aloud a second time, and checked my laughter suddenly, for I was afraid I was going mad.”
— Rudyard Kipling, The Phantom Rickshaw
Portrait of the Apparition.
In which and where at, we find an end to this post.
At a loss for Date Night? Research and visit a “haunted” house in your area. Get the landowner’s permission, of course. Spending a night jail for trespassing should be avoided. Oh, and remember all those horror flicks where the amorous, sneaking couple comes to a bad end.
Who in this midnight hour comes here?
Photo source: Pixabay via Unsplash.
As the moon from some dark gate of cloud
Throws o’er the sea a floating bridge of light,
Across whose trembling planks our fancies crowd
Into the realm of mystery and night,-
***Excerpt from Haunted Houses, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For the complete poem, check out this link at Poets.org
Disclaimer! Messing around in dark, abandoned houses and buildings is inherently dangerous. I suggest a daylight reconnoiter before bringing in your lover at night. Use common sense and don’t take risks with the building or the neighborhood. If the property does not pass the “safety” test, find a place that does!