Fibbing Friday 2nd October

It’s Frank’s turn to host Fibbing Friday this week. Have fun and don’t forget to pingback to his original post.

  1. Why is October the tenth month rather than the eighth as its name implies? I don’t know, but I have always wondered this. Even September doesn’t work. October 10th is my sister’s birthday though.
  2. Why is Halloween on October 31st? Because with all the candy you eat there would be no way to get through October if you were on a sugar-high. It is one of those long months that doesn’t have many holidays to break it up.
  3. What exactly is Pumpkin Spice? It is the fall flavor for Dunkin.
  4. How did the tradition of carving Jack-o’-lanterns start? It started because someone’s front light went out, so they figured they would get any trick-or-treaters so the grabbed the pumpkin off the steps, carved out a space big enough to hold a candle to light up their house. It worked then people thought it would be nice to have an autumn look to it.
  5. Why are they called Jack-o’lanterns? Because Jack owned the lantern shop.
  6. Why is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) in April when National Poetry Day is October 3rd? Because one lasts a month and one is only a one-day thing.
  7. What is the big deal about Columbus Day? It is a day that most stores have some really good deals.
  8. Why do kids trick-or-treat on Halloween? Because if they did it any other day that would be looked at funny and the parents would be to blame for their kids behavior.
  9. According to at least one internet source, October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. Why? Because it is the only day that someone can stomach eating more than one or two.
  10. What happens to all the candy corn that doesn’t get eaten? It is recycled as plastic bags and water bottles.

A Name A Day: Frank

Tanka & Acrostic Poetry

Feel free to participate in A Name A Day. Write a story, poem, or something about a real individual you know with the name of the day. If you have a name that you would like for the blog please send me a message. Please keep it all positive.  

This is part of my positivity plan. Allowing others to see their names in print and then stories or poems that are positive about them is reinforcing to adults and children. This is my first time hosting a “challenge” so if you have pointers or need to tell me how to do something differently, please do, I don’t take offense to creative feedback.  

Enjoy this! I will post a few random names until people choose to participate and give some names. I will continue as long as people would like to participate. I believe it will be nice for any blogger to share with a friend or family member poems “about them” from so many talented writers. Enjoy!