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Bad Jack

There’s nothing all that scary about a jack ‘o lantern. It’s just a hollow pumpkin with customary mouth, nose and eyes carved to form the usual wry face. . . Imagine that same pumpkin on Halloween night - lit up on the porch of some dark and eerie lonely worn out house. And there’s no one there but you! You approach the door but get a strange vibration this is not a house for trick or treating! No one seems to be there, and yet. . . as you turn to go, you are sure that you can see writhing worms and cockroaches come crawling from the flashing eyes and the grinning orifice of that pumpkin face. And you can almost swear, as your skin turns into goose flesh, that you hear that bad Jack snigger, his bright eyes trained on you as you rush off. He’s laughing at the humanness in you.

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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 5:58:00 PM
    I love this poem, Andrea! Very creepy and horrifying, perfect for Halloween! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem! :)

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:37:00 AM
    Great scary transition Andrea! Congrats!

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 3:49:00 PM
    We'll send the grinning orifice of the pumpkin to the dentist! Congrats on a very well written poem and nice win, Andrea. G.

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 1:10:00 PM
    creepy pumpkin for sure...this one comes to life nicely Andrea....enjoyed reading this one...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 10:38:00 AM
    I really like the twists and turns in this. A harmless little pumpkin turned into a frightful experience. Super last line. Congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 6:50:00 AM
    Ooh... Spooky ... Thanx for stopping by at my poem . Congrats on your fine win ....Saanvi

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 12:45:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 6:36:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea,on your lovely win in this Halloween contest..

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:14:00 PM
    Andrea, Congratulations on your awesome Halloween win. Love ~ SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 4:39:00 PM
    very good read. Liked this one alot.

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 4:19:00 PM
    You sure tell a good tall tale Andie! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 11:48:00 PM
    love this Andrea,,, when I was age 8-9 my older sister "5 yrs older" would sneak me out of bed to watch scary movies with her like " The Crawling Hand" she would always make me look/ watch the scary part as she closed her eyes ;}

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:49:00 PM
    Definitely a winner! Congrats, love that last line-what a clincher! :) Tanya

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on your Halloween Night contest win Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 5:31:00 AM
    Oh, this is really good, just wondering, what age were you when this happened...any drinking involved when you saw the worms and cockroaches crawling from the flashing eyes... just wondering?? just kiddin, get poem. Congrats on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 9:09:00 PM
    ANDREA, congratulations in Gail's spectacular and eerie "Halloween Night " contest. Much enjoyed stopping by to read and devote myself to the soup.. :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 9:36:00 AM
    We like to scare ourselves witless... :-) I enjoyed reading your entry in the Halloween Night contest. Congratulations on your win. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 6:05:00 AM
    I loved this Andrea. I can tell you enjoy having fun Halloween. The kids make it fun all dressed up cute happy to get their free goodies. Congrats.

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 5:41:00 AM
    Congrats Andrea on a top win!

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 2:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your smashing scary win Andy, I have never celebrated this one before I and I don't fancy it now I will never look at a pumpkin again in the same light xx

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