Happy autumn and have a spooky Halloween!


Image from WikiMedia by Toby Ord.


Rounded and ribbed and just a bit bumpy

orange as autumn leaves

cool to the touch

Cut it open to make a grinning lantern

inside it’s slimy and full of seeds

to scoop out

and hollow for your canvas

carve out some eyes and maybe a nose

above a gap-toothed grin

light a candle to put in the gourd

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

2 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Ooooh! PUMPKINS! My very favorite thing about fall! So round (or not), so big (or not), so scary (or not), and so, so ORANGE. Or not. 😀

    Nice one, Cailtin!

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