Welcome Back!


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In the midst of a crisis, we need our joyful escapes even more.

For me, and likely for many of you, the mere thought of Halloween is a refuge and source of endless inspiration. Our anticipation for autumn helps us get through the low points of the year. And let’s face it: this year, there have been a lot of low points.

Now celebrating its 9th(!) anniversary, ye olde Skeleton Key is a place where I geek out about my favorite escape, Halloween. This site is both a hobby and a lifestyle for me. Though it only runs from September 1 to November 1, I work on drafts throughout the year.

Posts on this blog include topics directly related to Halloween, like costumes, the Tarot, and horror flicks, and topics that are more tangental, like perfumeSkymall, and even pronunciation.

Remember: Halloween is a state of mind. So if you’re looking for a virtual October day, you’ve come to the right place! I hope that visiting this site transports you to the carefree joys of this mysterious season even as the real world seems to be crumbling all around us. Welcome back to my blog!

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22 responses to “Welcome Back!”

  1. Great to see you posting again! I have taken up a Halloween blog of my own, partly due to Pumpkinrot’s absence, partly because of the state of the world right now. I’m looking forward to reading up on your new stuff, I hope you will take a look at my blog too!

  2. Just wanted to say welcome back! It’s always such a surprise and a joy when the email shows up each September 🙂 Thank you for continuing this tradition!

  3. I’m so excited to see you back!! For me this blog as become some sort of seasonal tradition and with that begins the fall!!! Welcome back

  4. Oh YaY! Uh I mean BOo. Funny opening meme, got me giggling, thanx AND yes, looking forward to your shares this year, My favorite Queen of Halloween, Mistress KO 😉 Might as well make this one like its our last and Live It Up . . .

  5. You can’t imagine how welcome it was to see this. Been a rough year, that’s obvious…but the first smells and signs of Fall are just the elixir that’s needed for many of us. A slight pat on the back letting you know you can get through all of this, even if it’s just a temporary distraction. Whatever it comes to be, I’ll gladly take it.

  6. I just saw your first post today! I did not realize you started September 1st! Or maybe I did… Who knows??? Love reading your blog during Halloween and have started following the York Ghost, Moonflesh and bought a t-shirt and earrings from Modcloth. Plus, copied the scary movies of 2020. Thank you for all that you do and I look forward to it every year.

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