Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Fun ~ A Pumpkin's Wish Part 3

A Pumpkin's Wish
By: C.L. Collar

Part 3

           "Good luck with that," said Sadie. "I hope you know what you are doing."
            "Trust me and believe in yourself," the pumpkin's voice faded into the air and sitting there in front of Sadie was the plain old pumpkin with the weird face that she had drawn earlier.
            "Well, here goes nothing," she said to the inanimate squash in front of her. She wiped off the chalk face, picked up the carving knife, and took a deep breath. She closed her eyes and pictured the beautiful carriage that had whisked Cinderella to the ball. As the image formed in her head, her hand began to move slowly carving it into the face of the pumpkin. Swirls here, spirals there, a square for a seat and circles for the tires with swirls and flourishes everywhere. She could see it all in her mind, but what was it looking like on her pumpkin canvas?
            Sadie opened her eyes. She could not believe what she saw. She had carved the pumpkin's face into an exact replica of Cinderella's coach. Wow, how did I ever do that? I am not an artist like my sister. I am plain old Sadie. She looked at the pumpkin again and marveled at the sight.
           
"Wherever you are, Miss. Pumpkin, thank you. I could never have done this without your help."
            "Oh yes you could." The voice came from inside the pumpkin. "I knew you could do it, I just had to convince you to try. Now look at me! I am beautiful and glorious, and I will be the belle of the Jack-o-Lantern contest. Come on, we must hurry or we'll be late."
             Sadie smiled and picked up her masterpiece. "No way are we going to miss this contest," she said. "It's your time to shine." She grabbed a candle off of the shelf and lit it pouring just enough wax into the pumpkin to make the candlestick and set up straight. Blowing out the candle she placed it securely inside, then she carefully picked up her pumpkin and headed out the door and to the park where the Jack-o-Lantern contest was to be held. 
            Sadie's confidence weakened as she neared the park. She could see all of the glorious Jack-o-Lanterns glowing on the steps of the stage. There were pumpkins carved into pictures of werewolves and dragons and witches. There were also evil Jack-o-Lanterns, some even eating smaller Jack-o-Lanterns. But there was one thing that they all had in common. They were all themed around Halloween, the Jack-o-Lantern's holiday.
                   As Sadie eyed her competition and slowly backed away a familiar voice hollered at her from the stage. 

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