Friday, October 7, 2011

The Barfy Jack-o-Lantern

Maddie and I decided to Spin a Yarn and this is what we came up with.  If you have never spun a yarn you must try it!  We did it with just the two of us, but it's even more fun with more people. One person simply starts the story and others add to it.  We hope you enjoy our little Halloween yarn, The Barfy Jack-O-Lantern!  **warning** You might not want to be eating while you read this story! 

(Mommy) There once was a lonely old woman, who lived in a house deep in the dark dark woods.  She lived alone, except for her black cat, named Sparky.  

(Maddie) One day she was out walking into the forest.  She had left her cat at home and she was all alone.  Each step she went closer and closer into the forest.  Then suddenly...something caught her eye.  

(Mommy)  Flying through the dark trees towards her was a spooky glowing orange Jack-O-Lantern!  It had a very scary face, with jagged teeth and angry eyes.  The old woman froze in her tracks as the jack-o-lantern soared right up to her face!

(Maddie)  BOO!!!!  said the jack-o-lantern.  AHHHHHHH!!! shrieked the old woman.  So she ran and ran and ran all the way to her house.  But then her door was locked and she was cornered by the jack-o-lantern.  

(Mommy)  The old woman shrank against her door, shaking and shivering, whimpering and wailing!  The jack-o-lantern bobbed in the air in front of her.  And then it began to speak in a low scary voice....

(Maddie)  "Give meee bacccck myyyy seeeeddsss!"  moaned the jack-o-lantern.  "I-I don't k-know what you're t-talking about!" cried the old lady.  "Whhhyyy won't you givvvee meeee backkkk myyy seeddddsss?"  

(Mommy)  The old woman didn't know what to say or do, she was scared out of her wits.  Then she remembered, how just the day before she had gone out to her garden and picked the biggest, orangest, ripest pumpkin off the vine.  And she had taken that pumpkin into her little quaint kitchen and using a big, sharp carving knife, she had cut a hole in the top of that pumpkin, scooped out the seeds and pumpkin guts.  Then she had cleaned off the seeds, and thrown out the guts.  Using her big sharp knife, she had then carved a spooky scary face into her pumpkin, the same scary face that now floated in front of her.

(Maddie)  Then she took the seeds and spread them on a baking sheet, salted them and put them in the oven.  After they cooked she gobbled them all up!  Every last one.  Then she told the pumpkin, "I - I ate them!" 

(Mommy)  The jack-o-lantern howled at the top of his pumpkin lungs sending icy cold shivers up and down the old woman's spine!  "Thennnnn youuuuu willlll have tooooo barfffff myyyyy seeddddsss alllll uppppp!"  cried the jack-o-lantern.

(Maddie)  "O-okay," said the old lady.  Then she stuck her finger down her throat with a loud gagging and hacking she threw up every last seed.  "Bleck, ick, stomach acid tastes gross!"  said the old lady.  The scary jack-o-lantern looked at them and said....

(Mommy)  "Thanks ma'am!  Happy Halloween!!!"  Then he grabbed his barfed up seeds, tossed them into his empty shell and floated happily away.

The end!

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