Someone Wickedly Handsome This Way Comes: A cRAzy Halloween CelebRAtion, 10/31/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #299)

Halloween for the young and the young at heart in the U.S. is about scary tales, decorating one’s home with pumpkins and harvest festival gleanings, dressing up in costumes, and going Trick or Treating throughout the neighborhood, or giving out treats to the Trick or Treaters.

We can also behave differently than we normally might this one day of the year–scaring people by jumping out at them in the dark, drinking jello shots of vodka eyeballs (don’t have the recipe), etc. –perhaps even be a little wicked, however we define that word to be.  Halloween is oodles of fun!
So today, just after Midnight, in the early hours of October 31st, let us begin … our Halloween  … revels.

Part 1–A Haunting Tale:
“Someone  Wickedly  Handsome This Way Comes”, a Halloween poem by Gratiana  Lovelace, 2012

Deep in the forlorn woods at twilight, a phantom presence lurks within.
He is part man, part mystery, part malevolent temptation.
The long dead leaves obey his command to rise,
Dancing in frenzied haste to do his bidding as he comes.

He is all lust and greed and anguish and remorse.
Existing forever in torment of what he could not be,
A man whom you would love.
The world has made him thus, merciless, friendless, loveless.

And yet, a fire burns in his heart for you still.
In his despair, he must seek you out to claim you for his own.
Only you can make him whole again, to release him from his hell.
But you must relinquish your most precious possession, your love.

His powerful leather clad arms surround you tenderly, staying your escape.
His piercing blue eyes bore into your innermost secrets—for you are his secret.
His love starved lips capture yours with a kiss so smouldering,
That you weaken in your resolve not to give in to him, to Sir Guy.

For who is more wicked?”  The lover who loves without hope?  Or, the beloved who does not love in return?

Part 2–Halloween/Harvest DecoRAtions

Trick or Treat!  Festively decoRAted home as in the picture below help brighten the Halloween holiday.  Trick or Treaters seeking treats visiting this home will find a “trick” in store for them.  See if you can locate the 15 different.  slightly ghoulish Richard Armitage character images embedded in the graphic below.  You will win extra bragging rights if you can name each character.

Part 3–Halloween Costumes:  Favorite Couple

Dressing up for Halloween is such fun!   The last time I dressed up for Halloween–about 15 years ago–I wore my poofy crinolines from my  wedding dress, a white shirt, a tiara, and I made myself a fairy wand with glitter.  I was Glenda the Good Witch from Wizard of Oz.   Okay, it was a stretch.  Ha!  But I had fun at the neighborhood party.  Snap!

But going to a Halloween party as a couple takes some thought as to whom you might try to be–Antony and Cleopatra, Laurel and Hardy, Harold and Maude, etc.  The last couple are really creepy.  Ha!  But this year, with Richard Armitage as my Halloween Party date–a girl can dream can’t I?  Ha!–I choose to have us go as my favorite Vicar of Dibley couple, Harry and Geraldine, with a twist on Lily and Herman Munster.  Giggles!

Part 4:  Halloween Movie–“The Ghost & Mr. Chicken” (1966)  starring Don Knots

This is such a fun movie!   Don Knotts is hilarious as the scared of his shadow man who takes up the challenge to spend the night in a local mansion reputed to haunted after an infamous and unsolved murder that occurred there 30 years ago.  Below  is the link for start of movie that is broken up into 16 parts, just follow the subsequent links for the whole film.  Enjoy!

Part 5:  Halloween Treats:  “Skull cookies – Halloween Recipe” suggested by Lady Cassia (Thanks!)


Sir Guy Image is found at

“Something Wicked This Way Comes” is a quote from Macbeth, Act 4, scene 1

The original festively decorated front porch image was found at; all Richard Armitage Character images are courtesy of RANet (

For more information about the 1972 dark comedy movie, “Harold and Maude” please visit

Vicar of Dibley 2006 Christmas Special, episode one pix 234 was found at; Lily and Herman Munster image (masked) was found at

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966) (1/16) Calvert what are you doing? Your dead…”, here is the link for the very beginning of the movie, then just follow the subsequent links to view the whole film:

“Skull cookies – Halloween Recipe” suggested by Lady Cassia (Thanks!)  This is translated into English, but you may also view it in the original Italian.

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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19 Responses to Someone Wickedly Handsome This Way Comes: A cRAzy Halloween CelebRAtion, 10/31/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #299)

  1. Folks,
    For some reason the link for the “Skull Cookies” gets bypassed on the embedded video. So use the URL provided in the references to go to that link:

    “Skull cookies – Halloween Recipe” suggested by Lady Cassia (Thanks!) This is translated into English, but you may also view it in the original Italian.

    Cheers! Grati ;->


  2. Fabi says:

    Hi Grati,
    I don’t want to escape that phantom, but if the ticket to the party is to find all RA images in the graphic, I failed: only found 13. Great post, lots of fun!
    Happy Halloween!


    • Hi Fabi,
      Thanks for your nice note! Very good on finding 13 of the 15 images!
      Hint: I’m guessing that the last two images that you didn’t find are the ones that are very faint against their light colored background. Happy H-a-unting!
      Ghoulish Cheers! Grati ;->


  3. Dear Lady Blogger Friends,
    If you have a Halloween themed graphic, video, or post today–or from a past year–please feel free to share its link for others to enjoy in a comment to this post.
    Ghoulish Cheers! Grati ;->


  4. For example, Agyzm shared an image of a Thorin Oakenshield carved pumpkin on her web site. I Want to be a Pinup.
    Here is the image link:


  5. And here is Bach’s classic organ music typically associated with scary movies:


  6. april73 says:

    Great fanarts and poem Gratiana, bravo ! :-)


  7. april73 says:

    Thanks. Happy Halloween to you too. :-)


  8. TeresaA shared this great Halloween/Robin Hood vid on FB: “This is Halloween_Marilyn Manson_Robin Hood (BBC).avi” by Merelena2010. Enjoy!


  9. JaneN shared this spooky video of a very very bad Sir Guy: “A Dance with the Devil; Guy of Gisborne.HD” by AvalonMedival


  10. TeresaA also shared the hilarious “Richard Armitage Halloween ~ Ghostbusters” a vid by Natazukii


  11. Tereza says:

    I love the terror stories and my favorite writer of this kind of stories always was Alan Poe, thus I adored your halloween tale,Gratiana. I would not mind have a nightmare this night and finding that misterious and handsome knight in a wilderness,all alone and eager for love.


    • Hi Tereza,
      Thanks for your nice note. I was a Poe fan as well–The Tell Tale Heart, Murders in the Rue Morgue, etc.
      And to find the mysterious handsome dark knight Sir Guy in the forest in need of loving comfort? Well, I could become an outdoor camping girl very quickly. Ha!
      Ghoulish Cheers! Grati ;->


  12. Here is a link to a great Richard Armitage Halloween graphic by Tanni:

    And to peruse all of Tanni’s wonderful designs, visit her web site at:


  13. Pingback: Legenda 51: Stuff worth reading « Me + Richard Armitage

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