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Christian Hands Out Anti-Halloween Jesus Comics During Halloween

Mr. Deadman shares a Halloween story and offers commentary on the three stories published this week: Nicetopia, Hold Me Tight, and The Blackout

Podcast available on iTunes and Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/8056632/christian-hands-out-anti-halloween-jesus

My son was not wearing a Captain America costume, he was THE Captain America, and he was fueled up with a belly full of pizza for trick or treat. I walk with him down the sidewalk, dressed as Jason after a killing spree, and watch him as he knocks on a door. His little arms extend an empty bucket just eager for its first piece of candy. The door opened and my son smiled, saying the famous line, and received… not candy, but a bag of Doritos and a colorful Christian comic about Halloween.

The illustrations were worse than the bottom of the barrel of Sunday morning rejects, and was so haphazardly taped to the bag, that it fell off. The effort of securing her message was symbolic to the content it self, that I was already sure of.

But my thought was what is this comic supposed to do? Is the anti-Halloween message supposed to open my eyes to the horrors of Halloween? Was I supposed to all of a sudden become aware that I am engaging in Satanic rituals? Well, I wasn’t and the reason why is because my son and I were on the same page: we want some damn candy.

This episode of the Deadman’s Tome podcast is a bit different and it is, oh gosh, pre-recorded. I did attempt to record a video version of the podcast for YouTube, but that failed. You don’t get to see my drunken face, so sad. If you have any comments or questions, please let me know.

 

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  1. I’ve just discovered your podcast which discusses my story Nicetopia. The other Twilight Zone episode you were thinking of is Stopover in a Quiet Town.

    In case it’s of any interest, my story was inspired by a combination of things. In a Bill Bryson travel book he talked about eating in a restaurant where the service was so friendly and overly attentive that it became annoying – and creepy IMO. The other thing was that in Wales we once got lost and some of the road signs seemed to take us back to where we’d come from! Those two things gave me the idea of Nicetopia. And there’s a bit of a Stepford Wives element in it too.

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