Halloween Stories - Terry Border and the Dangerous Hombre

 I love and have always loved Halloween. This year, I thought it might be fun to collect some Halloween stories from some of the coolest artists and craftspeople on the web. I'm happy to report that there was no shortage of enthusiasm behind the idea and in the days leading up to All Hallows Eve, I'll be posting one or two stories per week. Feel free to post your own in the comments section!

Continuing on, I'm thrilled to welcome Terry Border, author of the recently published Bent Objects and King of the Bent Objects blog. Here is his story:
"Way back when, long before the turn of the century, my brother and I formed a misfit tag-team every Halloween. Our outfits shown here were as close as we ever got to matching each other in theme.

I think we had some relatives go on vacation somewhere who brought back my Native American clothing, which I am wearing long underwear underneath, just like real Native Americans did back in the day.  Looking at my face, it may appear as if I'm wearing a facial, but no, it's supposed to be warpaint. My great, great grandmother was full blooded Cherokee, and since I knew I was a whole 1/16th (!) Native American, this was not the first (or last) time that I donned an outfit like this one.

My brother is sporting a "bandito" costume, and not a Lone Ranger outfit as you may at first have concluded. If you look closely, you can see his curly mustache, and that along with his floppy red hat, is the tip-off that he is one dangerous hombre."

Thanks Terry! I love the look on your little brother's face. He seems to be looking for his missing horse rather than itchin' for a gunfight. Priceless.


  1. Thanks AJC, and as an extra bit of trivia- if you look behind us you can see a strange sofa covering. You see, we were a family of strange fishermen, and after coming in from the bay, we would dry our nets by putting them over our furniture.