You don't have to give up on Halloween just because you've hit 25 and don't have kids to use as a convenient excuse. If you have pets, you can dress them up for a party or just for the heck of it. Go Trick-or-Treating under the guise of taking them for a walk, or just to see the reactions from people who are still fooling themselves that costumes are for kids.
A Raincoat for A Fish
There are some things that you do for fun. There are other things you do because you're serious about it, or passionate. There are things you do because it's your actual job, or pecause you're getting payment or recognition for it.
Moderation: A Thankless Task
We all love social media in it's various forms. It's the opportunity to connect with people we may never meet face-to-face, the chance to talk regardless of distance, and a way to socialise and debate and enthuse over common interests. The Great Facebook Crash of October 2021 wouldn't have been such a big deal otherwise. It can also be a bit of a mess; everyone knows that. Miscommunication, confusing similar groups with different rules... the potential for misunderstandings and taking offense is limitless.
Movie Review: Miss Congeniality
"Miss Congeniality" is a 2000 comedy, starring Sandra Bullock as Gracie Hart; a cop who has to go undercover in a Beauty Pageant in order to investigate and stop a terrorist bombing attack.
Percy Weasley: Undercover
Read Part 1: Autistic!Percy Read Part 2: The Rift Read the fanfiction that started it all I should preface this by saying that the following is purely headcanon, as Percy Weasley is an interesting and well-developed character, and thus not to be elaborated on in any meaningful* way in Rowling's interviews.
Two Killers, Passing In The Night
I don't know if this strictly fits into the Foggy Water Challenge, being a poem, but the challenge page doesn't specify a short story, so it's worth a shot.
A Playlist to DIE For...
Playlists can be tricky things, and there is no one-size-fits-all. Sure, there are some staples, like Nutbush at an Australian Wedding, or Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (or desperately trying to hide under the nearest table when Macarena starts playing and Great-Uncle Bob gets that gleam in his eye...). Overall, however, a party playlist should be tailored to the occasion, and Halloween parties are no exception.
Unlike many of my fellow Vocal writers, I didn't know Tom Bradbury well. I read his works, and we often interacted in the comments section of various Vocal-based Facebook groups. Tom always had something positive to say about things, whether that was praise for another writer's story, or just a kind remark to someone who was having a bad day.