It was October 31st and Halloween was here. For Sean, Destiny, Ty and Sammy it was one of their favorite days of the year. Tonight, their school was having a Halloween party for all students.
While in class, they were explaining to Ms. Silverman what they were going to be for the party. ‘Ok class, who wants to go first? Who would like to tell me what they are going to be for the Halloween party?’ asked Ms. Silverman.
Sean was quick to raise his hand and tell the teacher what he was going to be. ‘Ms. Silverman, I’m going to be The Ultimate Space Ranger like my cartoon hero’. ‘Hah!’ said Destiny. ‘I’m going to be Princess Tierra like my favorite cartoon hero’. ‘You think that’s good, wait to you hear what I’m going to be’ said Ty. ‘I’m going to be Captain Bucky, the leader of all pirates and Sammy’s going to be one of my pirates, right Sammy?’ Sammy nodded his head yes. ‘Ha! Ha! Ha! You kids are losers! Costumes are for little kids!’ shouted Jimmy the school bully.
‘And what are you and Poppy going to be for Halloween, Jimmy?’ asked Ms. Silverman. ‘Well, Poppy and I are too old for costumes. We’ll leave it to the little kids here’ said Jimmy and before Poppy got to say anything, the bell rang for the end of the day.
As the class was running out the classroom, Ms. Silverman shouted out to them reminding that the party was tonight and to bring a costume or they won’t come into the party.
While the kids were walking home talking about how they are going to meet up later for the party, Jimmy and Poppy sneaks up on them.
‘Hey kids. Have you ever heard of the Pumpkin Man from Parkers’ Park?’ ‘Nnnnn…no’. said a scared Sean. ‘You mean there is a Pumpkin Man that exists in Parkers’ Park?’ ‘Yeah, Sean.’ said Jimmy. ‘He comes out as soon as the park closes during the nightfall and whoever trespasses, he takes them with his…..I don’t want to say anymore.’
‘Where? Where?’ asked Ty. ‘You’ll have to find out for yourselves, if you’re not afraid’ said Jimmy as Poppy goes behind Destiny startling her.
‘BOOOO!’ shouted Poppy as Destiny screams in fear. ‘Oh come on now, Jimmy. You think that I’m scared of this Pumpkin Man? Well I am not scared and the four of us are going to prove it to you’ said Ty.
‘We are?’ said Sean ‘Don’t we have a party to go to tonight?’ ‘Yes, Sean. But we could always go late. The time the party starts, the park will be closed. So we could sneak into the park and see who is this Pumpkin Man and take a picture of him to prove that we’ve seen him and that we were not afraid of him’ said Ty.
As Jimmy and Poppy went their way home, Jimmy shouted ‘Remember! Officer Kevin watches the park at night, so watch out and try not to get caught! I also want to see proof!’ ‘Don’t worry!’ shouted Ty. ‘You’ll get them during school on Monday!’ ‘How are we going to get in with Officer Kevin standing in front of the park?’ asked Sean. ‘Don’t worry, Sean. I’ll figure out a plan to keep him company’ said Ty.
Two hours later, the kids are getting ready for the party. While Destiny is getting ready, someone knocks on her front door. ‘I got it, Destiny. Just finish putting on your costume’ said her grandmother as she goes to answer the door. She opens the door and goes ‘My, my and who would you three be?’
‘Hello, miss. I am Ultimate Space Ranger! Here to save the universe!’ shouted Sean. ‘I am Captain Bucky, King of all Pirates! Sammy here is part of my sailor crew. Give me all your gold!’ said Ty. ‘Arrrggghh!’ shouted Sammy.
‘You kids look so wonderful in your costumes. The three of you are going to have a great time at the party tonight.’ said Destiny’s grandmother. ‘Thank you, we will.’ said Ty and Sean. ‘Ok, guys, I’m ready. Let’s hurry up and go. We don’t want to be late for the party, right?’ said Destiny as she comes out of her bedroom dressed in her Princess Tierra costume.
‘Ok everyone, have fun at the party and be safe going there and coming home. Destiny, please call me before you leave the school?’ said Destiny’s grandmother. ‘I will, grandma and we will be safe. I love you!’
As they left the building, Ty went into his Halloween bag to check to see if he had his camera. ‘Ok, guys. I have the camera, Sammy do you have the film?’ ‘Arrrggghh!’ shouted Sammy. ‘I guess that means yes, guys. So let’s go to Parkers’ Park and go see who’s afraid of the Pumpkin Man’ said Ty.
‘Are you sure this is a good idea? What if we get caught by Officer Kevin? Doesn’t he watch the park at night so no one would get in?’ asked Sean. ‘That’s why we are going to have Destiny distract Officer Kevin while the three of us sneak in to see if there is a such thing as this Pumpkin Man’ said Ty. ‘How am I supposed to distract Officer Kevin?’ asked a surprised Destiny. ‘Just tell him about your costume. Make up anything.’ ‘Ok, Ty. I don’t like this. But I will do it only because I want to see the picture of the Pumpkin Man as well.’
So as they are heading closer to the park, they see Officer Kevin walking back and forth in front of the park. The three boys began walking across the street as Destiny walk up towards Officer Kevin.
‘Good evening, Officer Kevin’. ‘Why hello, Destiny? How are you doing tonight?’ asked Officer Kevin. ‘I’m fine, thank you. You want to know who I am for Halloween?’ asked Destiny. ‘Hmmm! Let me think’ said Officer Kevin.
While he had his head up thinking of whom she was, Destiny was waiving her hand, signaling the boys to go into the park. ‘Is everything alright, Destiny? Why are you waiving your hand?’ asked Officer Kevin. ‘Don’t you smell that?’ she said as she was pretending that she had smelled something. ‘No I don’t….Wait! I do see something in need of help. It’s coming from that car across the street. It seems like that lady across the street needs help with her car. Excuse me Destiny, could you wait here a moment while I go help out this lady?’ ‘Of course, Officer Kevin’ said Destiny.
As he went across the street to help the lady with her car, Destiny went right into the park with the other three boys.
‘Destiny, how did you manage to get in here? Weren’t you supposed to keep Officer Kevin busy?’ asked Sean. ‘I was, but now he is busy helping out this lady with her car. So now I can go with you guys.’ ‘Ok, so now that Destiny is here, our plans have changed. We are now going to split into two groups of two. Sammy will come with me and Destiny, you will go with Sean. If the two of you see him, lure him to our side of the park and we will take the picture. If me and Sammy see him, then I will take the picture, find you two and then we will all make a break for it out of the park and straight to the party with the proof. We will be running so fast, Officer Kevin wouldn’t even think about trying to chase us’ Said Ty. ‘Great idea, let’s go.’ Said Sean as they all split up.
Twenty minutes have passed by and so far, Sean and Destiny have not seen any sight of the Pumpkin Man. ‘Sean, what if he exists? What if he comes and gets us?’ asked a scared Destiny. ‘Don’t worry, I’m sure that there is no such thing as the Pumpkin Man. We probably would have seen him already.’ ‘You know what, Sean? You’re right, maybe he doesn’t exist. Maybe this was Jimmy and Poppy’s idea to get us in trouble with Officer Kevin if we get caught.’
As Destiny walks in front of Sean while talking to him, a pumpkin behind them rose from the ground to reveal the Pumpkin Man. He begins to tap Sean’s shoulder. Sean turns around to see that the Pumpkin Man is for real. ‘Destiny, Destiny, Destiny.’ said a shaken Sean. ‘What is it? Can’t you see that I’m in the middle of talking to you? How rude!’ ‘But Destiny, look behind me right now and tell who do you see behind my back?’
As Destiny looks up to see, the Pumpkin Man is in both of their faces. ‘BOOOO!’ shouted the Pumpkin Man. ‘Ahhhh!’ screamed Destiny. ‘Run!’ shouted Sean as they begin to run, trying to get away from the Pumpkin Man who is right behind them.
At that very same time on Ty and Sammy’s side, they heard someone screaming.
‘Sammy, was that Destiny screaming?’ ‘Aaarrrggghh!’ shouted Sammy. ‘Let’s go find them, Sammy. They must have found the Pumpkin Man’.
As they turned around to go back, out of nowhere, this familiar creature jumps out of a tree and in front of Ty and Sammy. ‘BOOOO! I’m the Pumpkin Man!’ he said with a deep echo voice. ‘Sammy, are you thinking what I am thinking?’ asked Ty. ‘Arrrggghh!’ said Sammy. ‘Let’s get out of here!’ said Ty as he drops his camera began to run. Sammy picked up the camera and started to run right behind Ty.
After five minutes of being chased, the four friends finally bumped into each other.
‘Ty, we just saw the Pumpkin Man and he was chasing us!’ said Sean. ‘Impossible, Sean! Sammy and I saw the Pumpkin Man and he was chasing us!’
‘Correction! You saw us both! The Pumpkin Men! And we’re coming to get you!’ said one of the Pumpkin Men as they both jumped out of the bushes in front of them. ‘Let’s just get out of her and go to the party!’ screamed Destiny. ‘I agree with you, let’s go!’ shouted Sean as they all make an exit from the park. ‘You will not get away from us, kids!’ shouted one of the Pumpkin Men. ‘The fun has yet to start!’
Across the street, Officer Kevin is still helping the lady out with her car. He hears a group kids screaming in fear. ‘What is all of that noise?’ asked the lady. ‘I don’t know, Miss. But I think that the noise is coming from the park.’ Officer Kevin then sees Destiny, Sean, Ty and Sammy running out of the park. ‘Excuse me for a moment, Miss.’ Said Officer Kevin as he stops helping out the lady, runs across the street and stops the kids from running any further.
‘Destiny! Sean! What are you all doing in the park?’ shouted Officer Kevin. ‘Sorry Officer Kevin, but we have to run. We are going to be late for the party.’ Said Sean as the four run around him to go to the school party. Over at the school, Principal Saunders sees the kids running towards him.
‘Kids, why are you running so fast? The party is not going anywhere.’ But before he could get a response, they right ran past him and straight into the school.
‘I will never get kids these days.’ Said a confused Officer Kevin as he headed back over to help the lady with her car. Seconds later, he hears more noises coming from inside the park. ‘Who is in here?’ asked Officer Kevin as he enters the park only to find Jimmy and Poppy laughing in the grass with two pumpkins and their costumes on.
‘If you don’t want me to call your parents, I suggest that you both leave right now!’ shouted Officer Kevin. ‘We’re leaving, we’re leaving. Come on, Poppy’. Said Jimmy as they both leave the park.
At the party, the kids were in the party having fun when Ty asked ‘Hey, Sean is it me or is someone missing? And where’s my camera?’ With that said, we now return to Jimmy and Poppy.
As they were walking home, they were talking about how much they scared the kids with the Pumpkin Men costumes.
‘Poppy, you saw the look on their faces when they saw me chasing after them?’ ‘Yeah!’ said Poppy ‘You should’ve seen the look on Sean’s face when I scared him out of his space boots. Ha! Ha! Ha!’
As they were walking home, they came across a trash can by the alley they were walking through. Slowly, a pumpkin head rose from the trash can. ‘Oh, come on now. We did that trick a few minutes ago. You think that we’re going to be scared of a pumpkin head?’ said Jimmy as he went to knock off the pumpkin head only to reveal another head. It was green skinned, with an eyeball hanging from its head and green slime coming out of its nose.
‘BOOGA! BOOGA!’ screamed the monster. ‘Poppy, look! It’s the real Pumpkin Man! Let’s get out of here! Mommy!’ cried Jimmy. As they both ran home, the Pumpkin Man pull out a camera and took pictures of them running home scared.
Little do they know was that the Pumpkin Man that they just saw revealed to be Sammy. Earlier while the kids ran towards the school, Sammy had ran a different way, trying to beat Jimmy and Poppy to the alley so he could get his revenge for his friends. As Sammy was walking back to the party laughing he let out a big ‘Arrrggghh!’