September is always the most beautiful month to be in England–Indian summer days, bright sunshine, spectacular sunsets–but when October rolls around all of that seems to disappear with a POOF!
(It’s been raining for two straight days here. I’m going to need a rowboat soon…)
Luckily however, I love everything that comes with autumn. Pumpkins, crisp apples, and HALLOWEEN!
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So without further ado, I give you…
SKULLY AND BONES
“Dear Skully,” said Bones on one Halloween night, “deep down in my toes I feel something’s not right!
"The pumpkins sit grinning, the black cats are meeting, while fairies and ghosts flit about trick-or-treating. "Yet something inside of me’s feeling quite airy instead of hair-raising, spine-chilling, and scary.
"My hip bones and knee bones and fingers and spine are right where they should be and doing just fine. "But where is the rest of my innards and skin? If I’m nothing but bones, THEN WHAT’S HOLDING ME IN?"
“Oh Bones,” replied Skully “there’s no need to worry. Whoever has made us was just in a hurry. "These kids seem like whizzes at costumes and crafts, Let’s ask them to patch up two bungled rough drafts.
“Try stuffing our nothing with candy and treats, or please let us borrow you ghostly white sheets!” But all of the children who saw them just w a i l e d. “It seems our request, my dear Skully, has failed.”
So Skully and Bones were both left without parts. No noses to sniff with, no quick-beating hearts. And crept through the town on that dull Halloween, two lanky no-bodies with air in between!
There you have it…a 200 word story about skeletons who are missing their insides. Maybe if I turn this into a proper picture book I’ll give them a happier ending!
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