Tonight the boys carved their pumpkins. Don’t tell Oma. He doesn’t like pumpkins. Actually, I don’t think it is that he doesn’t like pumpkins, I think it’s more that he doesn’t like how pumpkins put their ‘stuff’ in everything like a nosy next door neighbor.
A nightmare for Oma plays out like a scene from the movie Forrest Gump. Oma is the last to board a full bus. Walking down the aisle looking for a seat, Oma watches as passengers glare at him and say, “This seat is taken.” Suddenly, he sees him – like a beacon in the night. The kind face scoots over and invites Oma to sit down. Oma smiles, and extends his hand, offering a handshake of friendship. As Oma sits, his new-found friend shows him a picture and asks, “Have you ever been to a pumpkin patch before? You can make a lot of things with pumpkins. Pumpkin cake, pumpkin ale, pumpkin latte, pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin …” Oma’s eyes widen in fear, and his face transforms into the subject of the famous Scream painting. The camera zooms in towards Oma’s mouth, as he screams an endless scream.
22 thoughts on “Project 366: Day 290 Don’t Tell Oma”
Tell the boys they did a great job on their pumpkins! I love them! Scary and Nice ~ love them!
Thank you, Carol. I’ve passed on your words. They just smiled.
Bringing out the big…knives with this one, Lenore. I’m sure you’ve given Oma a weeks’ worth of nightmares with this post. Well played.
Big SHARP knives, BD. Never a ‘dull’ moment. 🙂 Glad you liked it.
Looks like someone knows their way around a pumpkin! I wouldn’t know where to start.
Me either, Patti. Thank goodness Rob was the director.
Pumpkins with a story, great twist, Lenore. Your boys did good job carving out the characters.
Blessings ~ Maxi
“Carving out” the characters. I see what you did there, Maxi. 🙂 Glad you liked it. Blessings to you!
What big teeth he has! Scary!
I was impressed with how scary Joe’s ended up looking, Georgette. Of course, Rob had a hand in the teeth.
I’d like to see Oma’s take on your pumpkin carvings with pineapples. Should be positively gruesome!
Oooooh… wouldn’t that be something, Jackie? I wonder if he’ll bite.
Great pumpkin carving skills! Poor Oma.
Thank you, Linda. And, Oma is recovering nicely.
Hilarious! Pumpkin shrimp, pumpkin scones, pumpkin brûlée – the list is endless! Bwahahahahahahaha!
It seemed like such an obvious scene to use, SDS. Like you said, the list is endless. If that doesn’t leave a person with nightmares, I’m not sure what will. Glad you liked it!
I missed this yesterday, but I felt a chill. Now I know why. The horror!!!
The boys do good work…that’s a pumpkin’s job!
I was proud of the boys, Oma. I’m sorry about the chill, but I’m not surprised. I was scared, too.
You have some very talented carvers there, Ms. D!
Kind of makes me want to see if I can find those tiny pumpkin-saw thingers we have stashed away somewhere!
Surely you plan on carving a pumpkin, Robert. I can only imagine the creations you could carve.
I do love me some pumpkins. I’m not ashamed.