S. A. Crawford
Writer, reader, life-long student - being brave and finally taking the plunge by publishing some articles and fiction pieces.
10 Haunted Places to Visit in Scotland This Halloween
If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times; I love Halloween. It makes my little pagan heart happy to see the roots of older traditions peeking out from behind the modern rigmarole. From carving pumpkins (or turnips if you're a traditionalist) to dressing up, its a season with it's own charm... and there's no better time to explore some of the spookier places in the world!
- Top Story - September 2023
The Spooky Season Challenge
If you know me, you'll know I love two things: Scottish history and Spooky Season. I've written about the history of Jack O'Lanterns and Guising (commonly called Trick or Treating outside of Scotland), but now I want to celebrate the upcoming season. It's a special one after all; I turn 30 the week before Halloween.
The Moments Between
This is my entry to Jazzy Gonçalves's 'Perfect' challenge. "The Challenge is as follows; Write a poem about the perfect day, or morning or evening, or perfect whatever. Include your senses, such as sight, smell, and taste. Use words that describe the scene so we can experience the day as you would want to experience it."
- Runner-Up in Extraterrestrial Challenge
The Perfectionist Diaries - 4
On June 24th I realized it was precisely four months until my birthday - my 30th birthday. And yes, I know 30 is still young, 30 is the beginning of life; I've heard time and time again that it's when we begin to hit our stride. Nonetheless, I was faced with the realization that I was nowhere near where I wanted to be by this point in my life. Which is chronically like me; I am one of nature's cautious creatures. I take my time.
Tongue sticking from between milk teeth, I carefully dragged a steaming tea bag across the paper; I wanted it to look old. I wanted it to have the 'mysterious book found in an old library, filled with secrets' kind of feeling. My mum sometimes tells people I am a born writer; this is not true. I am a born storyteller - writing, as a hobby and daily pursuit, came long after this moment.