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(Word Count: 196)
Ghost Sadie Grace searched for the perfect pumpkin in her patch, until . . .
she spied Scarecrow.
“Poor thing. Would you like a face?”
Sadie Grace carved eyes, poked a nose, and scooped a mouth.
She held up a mirror.
“Humph!” mumbled Scarecrow.
Scarecrow pointed to his mouth.
“Oh!” said Sadie Grace. “A larger mouth?”
She gashed and gouged a cavernous crater.
“Spookier eyes!” said Scarecrow.
Sadie Grace sliced and slit eerie eyes.
“Is this scary enough?” she asked.
“I want freaky!” grumped Scarecrow.
Sadie Grace chiseled super-sized fangs.
“Is this freaky enough?” she asked.
“BONE-CHILLING!” cackled Scarecrow.
“You’re SPOOK-TACULAR,” said Sadie Grace.
“Oh! Thank you,” tee-heed Scarecrow. “Happy Horrific Halloween.”
Sadie Grace faded away.
Scarecrow sneered under a red moon until . . .
a murder of crows perched on his head.
CAW! CAW! CAW!
And CRUNCHED until . . .
“Those pumpkin seeds were CA-CAWESOME!” clamored the crows.
Later, Sadie Grace returned to the pumpkin patch but . . .
her ectoplasm shook like jelly.
“Scarecrow!” screeched Sadie Grace. “Why is your head hollow?”
“Can’t remember. My brain itches,” said Scarecrow. “It feels like its stuffed with