I’m Laura Tolomei, an author of paranormal & horro and I love Halloween, the myths, the legends and just about anything connected to it. In one of my books, Trespassing All Hallows Eve (publisher eXtasy Books), I had fun coming up with a different explanation to its origins as one of my characters Amber, a comic-book superheroine, tells her creator, Troy, after pulling him into her very particular world.
“Welcome to Tirynanyog,” she announced.
The light outside was unlike anything he had ever experienced on Earth. In fact, he could hardly define it light as it seemed that the star’s rays, whatever the star, hid behind thick clouds. There was no direct sunlight anywhere, the endless soft hue similar to Earth’s late summer evenings. Then again, it was not only a matter of cumuli-nimbus.
“But…it’s red!” he exclaimed, looking up at a threatening bloody sky.
“Yes, our sky is not blue, a little bit different from Earth.”
“And where’s the sun?”
“Our light is dimmer, less harmful.”
“You practically have none.”
“For some of us, it’s exactly what we need.”
Troy noticed red pools. “What are those?” he asked.
“That’s our water.”
“Red?” He looked up. “Like the sky?”
“Yes, and thicker than your water, too.”
Troy grinned. “Vampires would love it here.”
Amber turned around. “This is exactly where they come from,” she said seriously.
For a moment, Troy thought she was kidding, but looking in her blue pools, he knew she was dead serious. “Vampires? You mean you, too, are…”
“Relax, Troy . I’m no vampire. I come from another planet, so I didn’t have to become a vampire to remain here. Only your kind turns into vampires if they stay for a long time.”
“I don’t understand,” he confessed.
“You see, Tirynanyog is set in another dimension from Earth. You had to crossover a boundary to get here.”
“You pulled me in.”
“No, Troy .” She came closer. “It was your energy when we made love that pulled you through, even if some humans are so sensitive they can crossover the worlds without any help, simply by wishing it. Spirits do it often and vampires have learned how to do it over time. Of course, on Halloween it’s easier for everyone.”
Amber looked surprised. “I thought you knew,” she confessed at last. “Starting from Halloween, there are three days when boundaries between the dimensions thin out and anyone can crossover to your world.”
“I thought Halloween was a one-night deal.”
Amber shook her head. “The spirit world is much stronger than just a one-night event. October 31st is only the beginning. You must also count the 1st and 2nd of November.”
“Aren’t they some kind of Catholic holiday?”
“Actually, the Catholics stole Halloween’s tradition from the Irish folks, turning it into a sacred celebration of their own and treating it as if it were their invention,” she scoffed. “They celebrate All Hallows day, better known as All Saints day.”
“Yes and they even gave the name to Halloween. The vigil of All Saints or rather All Hallows Eve…get it?”
Troy ran the words through his head. “Sure, now I get it.”
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