Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween is Coming (Part 4)


I imagine the conversation went something like this...

"Isn't it great?" He said.

She stalled. Reached for a cigarette.

"I asked you for a pumpkin," she said, "and you brought home a jack o lantern the size of a billboard..."

"The kids will LOVE it!"

"It's nine feet tall."

"They weren't going to sell it to me at first," he said, "but I made a deal. I thought nobody else would have something like this."

"Nobody else would want something like this."

He leaned against the RV. Grabbed one of the mini snickers bars out of the open bag on the dash.

"Where's your Halloween spirit?" He said.

She smiled. "I've got Halloween spirit," she said. "I'm scared."

"Scared of what?"

"Scared I married someone who brought home a nine foot plywood jack o lantern!"

He handed her one of the little Milky Way bars. Those were her favorite.

She took it.

"Ah hell," she said. "I guess the kids will love it."

"I knew you'd come around," he said. "Later, they're delivering the electronic zombies."

"The what?"

"Don't worry," he said, "I also rented a generator..."

20 comments:

Judy Williams said...
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Judy Williams said...

"Oh, and check out the puppy in the back seat, hon. I already named him Thriller!!"

I seriously am laughing out loud. Your writing skills just get better and better!! Electronic zombies! HA

What a fun imagination you have.

Mister Earl said...

Looks like a good place to have an impromptu Halloween Hoe Down...

ZOMBIE JAMBOREE

Dixie Jane said...

Looks like they will be generating some Halloween fun.

Mike said...

you are hysterical.

ben wideman said...

Brilliant stuff, Laurie.

What makes it worse is the pumpkin head goes on top of the 60 foot body...

TheChieftess said...

Between Laurie's story and Mr E's Halloween Hoe Down...I'm giggling my morning away!!!

Petrea said...

We should cast that and film it.

Anonymous said...

I love this!

Sally

Margaret said...

Look who is telling stories. It is pitch perfect. You should do so more often.

Birdman said...

Just hahahahahaha! Now, that's a treat!

Anonymous said...

Please write a novel.

Sumi Ko said...

This is a very funny photo, and you were really inspired to write something hilarious. Thanks. I also liked all the comments!

altadenahiker said...

I love it when you do your own captions.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I like Ben's comment

Laurie said...

You guys are great. Thanks for all the kind words -- and that hoe down, honestly E. You are too much! :-)

Gunn said...

Bravo!:)

Anonymous said...

Damn, this is good!

Mike said...

Came back to read this one. Love it.

Laurie said...

Thanks!!!