A Spooky Magical Monday

Posted on October 31st, 2011 in Magical Monday

Happy Halloween from the Pond!


It was a terrible fate to be the only pumpkin left in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night.


All the other pumpkins had been plucked by shrieking children’s gleeful hands or boxed up by mothers needing PTA decorations.  Some had even been taken home to be turned into pies or bread by old fashioned country ladies who couldn’t stand using a  can.


But only one pumpkin was left in the patch that night.


The curtain of dusk had been whisked back, revealing the cold black night.  Alone in the empty field, the pumpkin sat on a lone wooden box, a pathetic excuse for a haystack beside him.  There was no whisper in the wind, no twinkling among the stars.


Although the pumpkin couldn’t be sure, he was pretty sure this was the first Halloween ever.


His only Halloween, in fact.


At least, so he thought.


As the pumpkin sat there feeling quite sorry for himself, a pair of green hands grabbed his fleshy orange sides.  ”Yes, yes.”  A voice hissed, his stem trembling.  ”You shall do. You shall do, pumpkin.”


Tucked under an arm, his captor loped one leg over a broomstick, her long black skirts dragged over the haystack as she floated in to the air.  Balancing precariously on the broomstick, the pumpkin grimaced at the terrifying face in front of him.


“That’s right, pumpkin!” the witch crowed, swooping through the air.  ”You and me are going to give the kiddies a fright!”


The pumpkin had definitely not anticipated spending his Halloween like this.


Sweeping towards the ground, the witch’s shrieks filled the air.  ”Come, little children!” she cackled.  ”Follow me to your doom!”  Hoisting the pumpkin over her head, she began to chant words he had never heard before.  His face burned, lines slashing through his orange front.  Two triangle chunks tumbled to the ground, the sharp pain lasering across his lower half.  Golden light spilled from his new face, glowing across the vacant eyes of the children stumbling toward them, awakened from a nightmare they didn’t quite understand yet.


“That’s right, little pretties!”  The witch cackled, her black nails digging into the pumpkin’s side.  ”Just a little bit closer, a little closer!  Then I’ll swoop you up and make you into mince meat pies!”


The pumpkin looked at the children’s terrified faces, their feet marching forward without them.  As the witches broom glided over the sidewalk, her lips spewed a dark spell. The pumpkin waited until she floated over a puddle then flipped downward, his lid nearly spilling to the ground.  His eyes and mouth beamed against the shiny surface, blasting upward and into the witches’ face.


“Ack!” the witch screamed, tilting forward and slamming in to the water.  The pumpkin rolled to the ground as the witch melted into the puddle, fading into the blackness of the sidewalk.  Blinking in the bright light streaming from his face, two children rubbed their eyes, seeing them for a first time.


“Oh, hello pumpkin.”  A tiny little girl smiled, wrapping her arms around him. “Would you like to guide me home tonight?  I had a bad dream.”


“I’ll help.”  Her older brother bent down, picking him up and cradling him in his arms.  Yawning, the children stumbled home, the pumpkin guiding the way.

This was the Halloween the pumpkin had imagined.


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37 Responses to “A Spooky Magical Monday”

  1. Anjie Says:

    What a cute story! Happy Halloween!

  2. Jamie S Says:

    How fun

  3. Betty Manousos Says:

    awesome story, i especially liked the first line. how cute!!

    betty xx

  4. KizzyDoll Says:

    So sweet! Happy Halloween doll! xx

  5. Amy ~ Eat. Live. Laugh. Shop. Says:

    What a darling story!!

  6. Heavenly Housewife Says:

    Happy Halloween daaaahling, another beautiful story :D
    *kisses* HH

  7. Lady Fi Says:

    I loved this! Have a spooktacular day!

  8. Joanne Says:

    Aww very cute! How sad to be the lone pumpkin in the patch (kind of like being the last picked for dodgeball) but I’m so glad it had a happy ending!

  9. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    I love it, I love it, I love it! Happy, Happy Halloween Duckie! :)

  10. Sarah - Dodeline Design Says:

    Such a cute story, love it!

  11. Linda Says:

    Happy Halloween Duckie…….have a good one!

  12. blueviolet Says:

    Happy Halloween to you too!

  13. Ramona Says:

    When I 1st saw that picture, I thought ya’ll were wearing pumpkin shoes!

    Happy halloween.

  14. Krysten Says:

    What a great story. Happy Halloween!!

  15. Pam Says:

    Love this one – will read it to my kids when they get home from school.

  16. amy b.s. Says:

    sadly, our pumpkins are going in the garbage today. they just didn’t make it to halloween. very sad.

  17. Pietro Says:

    Nice! Happy Halloween!!
    The left column has appeared at once, the post column after 5 minutes! I think it’s Halloween’s fault….. ;-)

  18. Melissa Says:

    Happy Halloween! Great story!

  19. mary jo Says:

    I truly loved this Halloween story! So magical! Happy Halloween to you–hope it’s spook-tacular :)

    xo Mary Jo

  20. Maureen Says:

    Sweet story. Happy Halloween!

  21. Scraps Says:

    Happy Halloween!!!

  22. Faith Says:

    Happy Halloween, Duckie!

  23. savvy gal Says:

    Happy Halloween.

  24. By Word of Mouth Musings Says:

    how fun is this!
    happy halloween to you and
    a big BOO to you ;)

  25. heatherlyn Says:

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! I Hope you have a magical, fun, evening!

  26. Juliana Says:

    So cute the story…Happy Halloween :-)

  27. Chewthefat Says:

    That picture is too adorable–actually my dog is a chihuahua, too–just a long-haired, slightly over-sized blonde one! Did you get Halloween costumes for your dogs for today?

    I’ve always felt that Halloween was rather a bad holiday to be a pumpkin, although not quite so bad as Thanksgiving. I hope your hero doesn’t end up in a pie!

  28. Marjie Says:

    Hooray for children adopting pumpkins!

  29. Style, She Wrote Says:

    Very cute story and adorable family photo! Happy Halloween!! xo style, she wrote

  30. My Inner Chick Says:

    —Love the photo above. SO Damn CUTE :) )

  31. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    This was such fun to read! Happy Halloween!

  32. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    I loved this story!!! Happy Halloween!

  33. Natasha Says:

    I’m so happy that the pumpkin had the Halloween he wanted, and your pic is so adorable. What did you do for Halloween?

  34. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    Aww so glad that the lil pumpkin found a home! :D

  35. Charlotte Says:

    I love the picture and the accompanying story. How wonderfully creative this is! XOXO Hope you had a very happy Halloween!!!

  36. Reeni Says:

    I hope you had a great Halloween! A better one than me. Maybe next year you can write about a girl who loves Halloween and waits for it all year long only to have a freak snow storm wipe out power in her neighborhood for 3 days, drop over a foot of snow on the ground so she can’t go to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin, kids can’t go trick or treating, and she can’t even put her costume on because it’s too dark and who would see it anyway with no electric, and on top of that misses the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown movie. That was my Halloween. The worst one ever.

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