MERCI: Have you ever heard the Halloween story of the bleeding pumpkin?
MARCUS: No, Is it a good one?
CYNDI: Oh, you better believe it's good.
RUSTY: You know that Jan doesn't do Halloween decorating. Have you ever wondered why?
MARCUS: Yes, I have. But I figured we can't afford to decorate.
SAM: Actually, before your time, Jan got a big pumpkin to carve for Halloween. She figured if other people can carve one, she could too.
MICAH: So we all sat down to watch a spooky Halloween show on the TV while Jan sat at the desk with a large knife and carved a face on the pumpkin.
BUDDY: Just before the last commercial, there was a frightening scream behind us. We all turned and there was the pumpkin with wide eyes and big teeth. Blood was gushing out it's mouth and dripping from its eyes.
PERCY: I ran over and Jan's hand with the knife was inside the pumpkin/ Blood was spurting out of her wrist and through the pumpkin's eyes and mouth.
MARCUS: Jan cut herself with the knife?
CYNDI: That's what we thought too, but Jan was screaming that the pumpkin bit her.
MARCUS: Bit her? But pumpkins don't bite. Er ... do they?
MERCI: That one must. I dialed 9-1-1 with my nose for an ambulance. An E.M.T. said he could see what appeared to be large tooth marks in her wrist.
RUSTY: Jan was taken away to the Emergency Room to stop the bleeding. After a while, two police officers came and read the pumpkin its rights.
SAM: They carried it outside, put it in the back seat of a squad car, and drove away. We never saw it again.
MARCUS: What about Jan?
MICAH: Oh, yes, we saw Jan again.
BUDDY: It was a traumatic night. After that I never turned my back on another pumpkin. And we have never decorated for Halloween again.
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