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The Pumpkin Witch: A Halloween Short Story

IN THE October 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andTerrific Tales

by Ron Van Sweringen

She sat hunched-back on a large pumpkin, her face cast in shadow under a large black hat. The field was full of pumpkins, but none as fine as the one she chose; prodding and poking with her bony fingers, for the perfect orange texture and moment of ripeness.


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