Write Anywhere #15

It’s that time of year. Pumpkins, candy and things that go bump in the night. So of course I had to find somewhere to write that fit the mood.

Write Anywhere #15: Cemetery

There weren’t any benches or gazebos to sit in at this small cemetery so I stayed in my car looking at the stones. Instead of Halloween spookiness, it got me thinking along eternal perspectives and spiritual possibilities.

To see the world in a grain of sand and to see heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.   – William Blake

Every stone represented a person with a story and a unique spiritual fingerprint. The physical bodies had faded, but like the stones the spirits endure. As long as there are people to tell stories, the stories continue. To uncover or imagine the story that people leave behind fascinates me. I guess that’s why historical fiction is one of my favorites.

Where did you write this week?

Question: Will you dress up for Halloween? What will you be?

3 thoughts on “Write Anywhere #15

  1. I like cemetaries and find it interesting to walk around and read the grave stones. The old graves are particularly interesting, and a lot of historical writers I know visit graveyards regularly to get ideas from inscriptions.

    I always wear my witch’s hat to hand out candy. That’s what I’ll be this year, too. My 13-year-old grandson said he was going as superman dressed up as santa claus. Hope he sends me a pic.


  2. Graveyards have never freaked me out–with the exception of one in Galveston Texas. During the hurricane of 1900 and subsequent flooding, a number of bodies wash right out of the ground so the headstones don’t really tell you who’s buried there and who isn’t. The headstones are also all crammed together it’s pretty bizarre to look at. (Read Isaac’s Storm if you want to learn more about it. I couldn’t put it down.) Personally, I’m opting for cremation. My kids can scatter me around the rose bushes and hopefully I’ll make something grow.
    My costume—a pair of skeleton earrings and a witch’s hat.


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