Since it’s Halloween weekend, I thought I’d share some of my favorite moments from past Halloweens so people can learn more about me.
When I was little, my younger brother and I were terrified of masks. We always avoided that aisle near Halloween time. That still didn’t stop my dad from putting one on in Walmart and scaring the living daylights out of us.
In fifth grade, there was a Halloween dance at my school, and there was a competition of best costumes in each grade. My best friend and I talked about how we didn’t think we’d win because our costumes weren’t too original. She was a devil and I was a witch, complete with hat, broom, and a wig with gray and black streaks of hair. Boy was I in for a surprise when they called me onstage as one of two winners from our grade. I guess my witch costume was unique after all. I won some candy and other cool Halloween stuff, and it was the best feeling in the world because it was the first time I won something.
The last time I went trick-or-treating I was probably fourteen or fifteen, and I was trying to dress like Beyoncé. I had on high heel boots, a skintight dress, and a wig of wavy brown hair. Some of my friends said I looked more like Tina Turner, including the boy I had a major crush on. My feet were hurting while we walked around the neighborhood getting candy, so I held the boots and walked in my socks when we went up hills.
Now I want to hear from you! What favorite Halloween memories do you have?
About S. L. Bynum
S. L. Bynum knew she had a creative imagination as a kid, when she would make her beanie babies go on the craziest adventures. She fell in love with writing at the age of twelve, when she wrote a rendition of The Three Little Pigs for her little brother’s homework assignment. S. L. Bynum is twenty-five now and besides books, she loves desserts, fashion, dancing (when she’s alone), warm weather, and playing video games. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her family.
Her gorgeous debut novel Grim Crush is out now.
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