Our authors’ favorite things about fall: Four great holidays, candy, and football

Susan Abel Sullivan author of the collection Cursed: Wickedly Fun Stories and the forthcoming novel The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama, describes her favorite things about fall:

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. First, you have three great holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas — boom, boom, boom — one after the other from October to December. Yes, one could argue that Christmas is not technically part of fall since the Winter Solstice announces the change of seasons, but according to the school calendar, winter does not arrive until January. And with that rationale, we can throw Labor Day into the mix.

So, make that four great holidays. And the candy that goes with them.

Next you have football season. Football is primo in the South. And with football comes the heady aroma of freshly mown grass, the roar of the crowd after a touchdown, the shrill referee’s whistle, and best of all, the Half-time Show. I was a baton twirler when I was young and performed at half-time on the football field from middle school to college. First for youth sports games, then as a majorette in the high school marching band, and finally as a member of the Auburn University Marching Band. I rarely felt so alive as when I was out on that football field with the band playing, silver baton spinning, the sequins on my costume twinkling from the bright sodium lights overhead. Truly, it was magical.

And last of all, those perfect autumn days when the air is cool and crisp and the sky bright and clear. Those are the kind of days where I want to drop everything and just sit outside and read. All too often we suffer through muggy gray days down in Alabama. So any New England-like weather is treasured.

Fall: it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Susan Abel Sullivan lives in a Victorian house in northeastern Alabama with two dogs, way too many cats, and a couple of snakes. When not writing she likes to get her groove on by teaching Zumba Fitness classes. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop for speculative fiction. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous online and print publications, including Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, ASIM Best of Horror: Vol II, Beyond Centauri, New Myths, AlienSkin, and Writers’ Journal. She is the author of Cursed: Wickedly Fun Stories and Fried Zombie Dee-light! Ghoulish, Ghostly Tales and the Cleo Tidwell Paranormal Mystery Series.

Top photo credit: “orange and blue” by Rhett Maxwell via Flickr.

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