Once again, Cadre One Publishing put up a tent in downtown Salem, Mass. The weather was kind, and the forecasted rain did not come (we credit our Meteorologist friend, Rick, with possessing superpowers). In twenty two hours, we encountered many things.
-One man with long dread locks in a business suit (He wore it well)
-One certified psychic
-Eight witch persecutions
-One dead ringer for Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
-Innumerable Witch Hats/Brooms
-Two conspiracy theories (One alien, one ghostly)
-Fifteen of the most handsome dogs
-One Parade of Zombies
Of the shuffling zombie horde, one was particularly memorable: She wore a bloodstained dress and was towing a doll baby behind her, attached with an elastic red cord beneath the dress.
The best Zombie EVER.
Inspired, the author sketched himself as he might have appeared in the parade. Those who know him quickly pointed out it is no costume, merely his pre-coffee morning face.
Most beloved are the folks who moseyed up to the tent and bought our book, Angry Ghosts.
Besos Grande to Witch Debbie, Ruth, Alec, Heather, Laurie, Kinny, Autumn, Mike L., Samantha, Jade, Doug, Erica, Alyssa, Paul & Gloria, Suzanne, Alexis, Sharon, Tammy, Tabitha, Valerie, Cheryl, Elizabeth, Kristen, Aurora, Drew, Sonya, Daryl, Corrine, Kim, Felicity, Jovan, Barb & Dan, Alyce, Ann, Bob, Angelina, Jim, Kimmie, the Krauzyk Family, Steve & Jess, #$@ & Emma, Linda, Austin & Sal & Chris & Kyle, Heidi, and Adys.
We’re missing one person here, and we are ever so sorry! We’re grateful to you, too!
We can’t leave out our excellent neighbors at the event:
Body & Soul Massage and Wellness center. Bo, Kasey, and many more of the Body & Soul crew set up relaxation stations for the folks ambling by. They did their best to cover CVS’s sign behind their tent which read, “Expect something EXTRA”.
Jerry’s Army/Navy Store. A family run enterprise which combines huge variety with awesome deals. Great folks, too.
It’s a shame it had to end, but there will always be more. Cheers!