The Pumpkin Man
by Daryl Baldwin
buggars. Serves em right.
here in the paper that police are looking for a
man in a black suit wearing a pumpkin mask who
chased kids with an axe last night.
werent it. Trick or treaters probably.
Little buggars. They shoulda been in bed or doing
their homework or something.
come here Ray?
Id tell em to piss off anyway.
cant say that Ray.
well can. Little buggars, said Ray lighting
else does it say Ray?
are urging young children not to approach anyone
wearing a black suit and pumpkin mask. They said
he is armed with an axe and considered dangerous.
Any information regarding The Pumpkin
Man should be reported immediately to the
local police or Crimestoppers Hotline. Last night,
at 8.30pm, a man waving an axe, chased three
children, threatening to kill them. Two boys aged
10 and 11, and one girl aged 11 were badly shaken
after the incident. The children told police they
were behaving responsibly and had not provoked
anyone. They stayed away from old peoples homes
and only knocked on doors where there were
visible signs of people celebrating Halloween.
Then the axe man jumped out from a hedge and
chased them around several streets. Witnesses
reported that The Pumpkin Man was
waving an axe threatening to kill the
little buggars if he caught them.
Police are urging children to be extra vigilant
Ray folded the
paper and drank the rest of the beer. Crumpling
the empty can he vacated the room. Just
nipping down the bookies love. See ya later.
Jean picked up
the paper and had another look at the story. She
chuckled to herself as Ray slammed the front door.
The Pumpkin Man. What will they think of
upstairs and burrowed her way to the back of the
wardrobe. Opening the black box she hid in the
shopping bag under her shoes, she pulled out the
black suit and mask. If they come here
tonight Ill kill the little buggars.