Wednesday, October 1, 2008

An Owl-O-Ween Tale

Winona Screech is very excited about trick-or-treating this year, now that her mommy is putting the finishing touches on her pineapple costume. It’s a little itchy and the green things on top are a bit pokey, but it’s sure to keep her warm on Halloween night. She’s hoping to get a box of Milk Bugs and lots of Three Mouseketeers Bars. After trick-or-treating, she’ll meet her friends in the barn for a hoo-down. She hopes Jemima Snow won’t get her beak all bent out of shape this year if she doesn’t win Prettiest Costume. Last year she made such a flap about it she caused Winona to knock her princess crown right into the squirrel dip. There’s sure to be some bobbing for minnows, and telling scary stories about children who eat way too much sugar.

11 comments:

Carrie Harris said...

A pineapple? That's just PERFECT! Loved this story.

Suzie said...

Too funny! I love the costume. Please post a pic.

Anonymous said...

I love your story! What a great idea, an owl with a pineapple costume. Sometimes the greatest stories are based on an idea that doesn't mix at first glance (teenage mutant ninja turtles). Just like Suzie I would like to see an illustration of that!
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Kelly said...

Owl have to agree, Winona is one beautiful bird! Looking forward to seeing her in her costume!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Great story--that's a real owl, right?

LW said...

Great Picture....
great story...

Louise

adrienne said...

Hmm...with my silly story I think I inadvertantly suggested I'd actually be dressing (or painting) an owl in a pineapple costume... What a great idea! I see a portfolio piece there!

The owl is a permanent resident at the outdoor school where my son will be attending 6th grade camp. She doesn't have a name(but I think she looks like a Winona).

Brenda said...

Great story! I love the names...Winona Screech and Jemima Snow...and the crown in the squirrel dip...grin...

Rena said...

I have to show this to my eight-year-old son. He loves birds. I mean, he's really, really, really obsessed with birds. He's the type of kid that can throw off someone from the Audubon Society. He will love this!

Kim Kasch said...

I love the creativity. Love the jump into October with Owloween!!!

adrienne said...

Rena - It amazes me how much information some kids can store! That's so cool that your son loves birds.

Kim - I always think of owls this time of year. It's a treat to hear one outside once in a while.