Thursday, October 31, 2013

Five for Friday: PHSD



What a week it's been! 

If you missed the outcome of my Insomnia, you can find it here.

You can find The Witching Hour, my entry to Susanna Leonard Hill's 3rd annual Halloweensie Contest, here.

But really I've been eating, sleeping, and breathing Halloween all month long, and now...

Courtesy of Matt Ward





I feel like death warmed over.











Courtesy of GiggleBugg



Nah, don't call Zombie Control just yet, it's only Post Halloween Stress Disorder (PHSD).  Easily remedied with a bit of Five for Friday group therapy.







To join in, all you need to do is string five words together (plus title, if you like), leave it in the comments section, and I'll move it here so we can all enjoy.  Easy peasy zombie squeasy.  Don't fuss too much or bust a gut, it's just five words.  You really can't go wrong.

Then, when you're done, hobble over to TeacherDance where Linda is hosting today's Poetry Friday hangover... I mean roundup.  But try not to leave any limbs behind, okay?

PHSD

Zombie
is my 
middle name



TUMMY STRESS

No more
cookie fingers
ever!

-Linda Baie, TeacherDance 


COOKIE FINGERS SAY
(for Linda)

We'll be back
next year!

-Tabatha Yeatts, The Opposite of Indifference


NOVEMBER 1

Chocolate ghosts
empty
candy jar

-Laura Shovan, Author Amok


Too much candy equals gas...

-Richard McCray II


The porch light
is out.

-Regina Sokas


Still coffin up bone splinters.

-Jama Rattigan, Jama's Alphabet Soup


Kids gone.
Candy tithing begins.

-Buffy Silverman, Buffy's Blog


giddy giggles,
grouchiness
Halloween hangover

-Bridget Magee, wee words for wee ones


OVERLOAD

Sugar turns
kids to
monsters.

-Keri Collins Lewis, Keri Recommends 


A thousand welcomes
to November!

-Ruth, There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town


November starts
with sugar highs.

-George A. Heidenrich


HALLOWEEN IS OVER

The teacher
sighed with
relief.

-Mary Lee Hahn, A Year of Reading


BOO-HOO

Not enough
Halloween
in Europe!

-Renée LaTulippe, No Water River


Trick or Treat -
Too late?

-Robyn Hood Black, Life on the Deckle Edge



39 comments:

  1. I enjoyed every bit of your Halloween celebrations Michelle. The contest stories are good, including yours! Okay-my 5 words:


    Tummy Stress

    No more
    cookie fingers
    ever!

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    1. Thanks for playing, Linda... and sorry about the indigestion!

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  2. I can't get over the Zombie Control Van. ?? My poem is for Linda:

    Cookie Fingers Say

    We'll be back
    next year!

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    1. I know... I wonder where I can pick one of vans up? Might come in handy. I love how your poem responds to Linda's-- very funny!

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  3. What a great post-Halloween prompt, Michelle.

    "November 1"

    Chocolate ghosts
    empty
    candy jar

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    1. Thanks, Laura. Love the chocolate ghosts... the eerie trend continues!

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    1. Ooh, sorry to hear that. But thanks for playing!

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    1. It is indeed, and for that, I am thankful. Thanks for joining in, Regina!

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  6. Still coffin up bone splinters.

    P.S. "Insomnia" is a scream. Can't let go of the head unhinging image and all those crickets.

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    1. Ha! Your 5-worder made me laugh out loud... not an easy feat given my current state. Glad you liked Insomnia. :)

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    2. Hysterical, Jama! Can't top that!

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  7. Michelle - I can see I missed some great fun! I've been working on our yard sale all week - yuck. I hate doing practical things and am always depressed that I'm not writing or hobnobbing with my writing peeps. I guess you're exhausted for another reason! WINK!

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    1. Oh yes, I hate the practical stuff too and neglect it at every opportunity. Hope your yard sale goes well, though!

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    1. This year I bought extra... Mama's secret stash. ;)

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    2. My father used to institute a candy tax. The big stinker.

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  9. Fun post, Michelle! I especially like the Group Therapy cartoon! hee-hee!
    Here is my 5:

    giddy giggles,
    grouchiness
    Halloween hangover

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    1. Does this describe you or your kids? Or maybe both... that's how it is in my house!

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  10. Overload

    Sugar turns
    kids to
    monsters.

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  11. A thousand welcomes
    to November!

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  12. Halloween Is Over

    The teacher
    sighed with
    relief.

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    1. Bet some of those little goblins are sleepwalking through the hallways come November 1st!

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  13. Michelle, this is so much fun! But I think my favorite part is "Don't fuss too much or bust a gut, it's just five words."

    HA! And yet...I am unable to string five words together. I will enjoy everyone else's!

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  14. Well, okay, here are five:

    BOO-HOO
    Not enough
    Halloween
    in Europe!

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    1. Yay! You did it! And no guts were busted, right? Delighted you joined in, Renée. :)

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  15. Wow, Michelle! You had some great responses to this prompt. I especially loved Jama's poem.

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    1. I know-- I'm thrilled! PHSD much be more universal than I thought.

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  16. Trick or Treat -
    Too late?

    What a fun post, and I need to circle back around and dare to follow the links. Thanks for the spooky fun, Michelle!

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    1. Never too late for you, Robyn. :) Thanks for joining in!

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