Lantern Jack

Reading & Writing

I didn’t grow up with Halloween – it seems to have been imported into England some time in the late seventies but hey, pumpkin ravioli works for me. When the Independent On Sunday asked me to write them a spooky Hallowe’en story I realised the only spooky thing I knew about Halloween was the movie of the same name. Being ‘inner city’, if you see kids going up to strangers’ houses, you call the cops.

I wanted to call my story ‘Rupert Pumpkin’ but thought the Scorsese reference might be a bit obscure. So, ‘Lantern Jack’ will appear in the Independent On Sunday’s Halloween edition, and collectors can be assured that it will feature in my upcoming collection too.

One comment on “Lantern Jack”

  1. Helen Martin says:

    Thereby adding to the proliferation of Hallowe’en stuff through the British Isles. Mind you, I think the church was probably grateful to Guy Fawkes for his activities which provided a grand patriotic outpouring of parades, bonfires, roast potatoes, and fireworks and erase the pagan activities just before All Saints’ Day.

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