King of the Pumpkins Mini Journal

Price: $6.00
Availability: In Stock
Model: MJ-44
Average Rating: Not Rated

There was once a very handsome and intelligent orange tabby cat named Pumpkin.  One crisp October evening, Pumpkin was out exploring and he came upon an entire field of pumpkins the same color that he was.  He ran from one to the next, hoping they would address him, but the pumpkins remained silent.  “Well”, thought Pumpkin, they might not be very exciting, but they shall be my subjects and I shall be King.”  Night after night, he visited his kingdom, and his royal status remained unchallenged.  Still, it was a lonely reign, and Pumpkin longed for a more animated kingdom.  One night, as he sat in the field, Pumpkin saw a shooting star, and so he made a wish.  He wished that the very next night, the pumpkins would come to life.
     It so happened that the next night was Halloween.  When Pumpkin arrived at the field, all the pumpkins had disappeared.  Disappointed, Pumpkin made his way home.  But, as he trotted by each farmhouse, he saw a multitude of yellow-orange faces with glowing eyes flickering in the darkness.  And then he realized where all the pumpkins had gone; each had been carved into a singular jack-o-lantern.  and every year thereafter, Pumpkin eagerly waited for his kingdom to spring to life on Halloween.
 
artwork and text by Betsy Karasik 2005