Friday, October 30, 2009

A Halloween Tale

A True Love Story

Long ago, back in the Land of Sunflowers and Giant Grain Silos, lived Little Polly Parrot. Poor Polly Parrot. She was stuck in a job she hated, dreaming of the day when she could spread her feathers and fly the coop. As luck would have it, that day came sooner, rather than later. 

One autumn day, a wolf, in sheep's clothing, came down to visit the company Polly Parrot worked for. He was curious as to how this company earned it's golden accreditation. You see, he wanted a golden accreditation all for himself! He decided that the only way to receive this rare treasure was to lure Polly Parrot away from her humble nest. She was wined, dined and flown to the Land of Buckeyes and Lake Effect Snow. Polly Parrot  feared that if she didn't seize the moment she might forever dread opportunities missed. "Yes!" she shouted.,"I will see that you obtain the golden accreditation that you seek and so greatly yearn!" For Polly Parrot knew just what those sly regulators, who hoarded those golden accreditations, were looking for. So Polly Parrot got her wish and, with a mixture of both fear and excitement, flew far away from the wheat fields and prairie grass and found herself a new nest in a magical land north of the Bengal's den.

Meanwhile, a bit earlier that fall, a silly but handsome young wizard left his home in the Land of Longhorns and Yellow Roses for his magic was no longer needed there. He returned to his beloved home state. He, too, found a new dwelling in the Land of Buckeyes, where he began his new wizarding contract.

Three days after Sweet Polly Parrot arrived to this enchanted land came All Hallow's Eve and the annual Spook's Ball! How exciting! Polly Parrot decided to attend this festivity with her new friend, Jennifer of Sales. Oh what fun they would have.  Maybe, just maybe, she could make a new friend or two.

Across the village, the handsome young wizard and a few of his wild apprentices were looking for a way to spend a Saturday evening. Ah, the Spook's Ball! That should be fun. They decided to make an appearance. Maybe they'll meet someone special on whom they can practice their magic and their charm,  weaving enticing spells.

Polly Parrot, dressed in her finest feathered frock, timidly arrived at the ball. Oh what clever and friendly characters she met there. The Cattle of Dairy were quite silly and the Ski Bunnies a bit revealing. What an assortment of ghosts, ghouls and goblins to behold! There was also a lost and lonely Mr. Sombrero Man lurking about. Sad, sorry Sombrero Man. Unbeknownst to Polly, Mr. Sombrero Man was enamored and had his eye on her. 

Alas, someone else had their eye on Pretty Polly Parrot. It was that handsome young wizard. Yes, he was indeed intrigued by her glamor, her beauty, her stature (or lack thereof) and...well, her beak. As if under a powerful enchantment he had never encountered before, he couldn't help himself...he strode across the room with a mighty swagger and (dare I say it?) tweaked her beak! Magic and fireworks filled the air! It was love at 1st sight! The spell was cast. This wonderful wizard and the lovely parrot were inseparable! They danced the night away and stole kisses in the cold, crisp autumn air.

What about Mr. Sombrero Man?  Apparently he got caught up in the magic of night, too. For he spent the next few hours lingering near Polly's side, hoping to catch her eye. Unfortunately for him, she only had eyes for the handsome and silly young wizard, the man who would eventually become Mr. Sister.

The end.


BashfulToast said...

Aww! That's cute. And extremely well written! Awesome job.=]

Tammy Howard said...

I do love me a good love story! You met at a Halloween party - how awesome! What a great memory!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

What a great story!! And they lived happily ever after making lots of parakeets!

Julie Schuler said...

What man could resist a shapely beak?

kys said...

Awwww. That is great! Your husband has no excuse to forget when you met!

5thsister said...

Epilogue: The handsome young wizard and the sweet little parrot became engaged a short 8 weeks later. This was 20 years ago.

The wolf in sheep's clothing laid Polly off from her position as Quality Assurance Manager once he received his coveted Golden Accreditation.

Jennifer of Sales is now married, living in Toledo and selling Mary Kay cosmetics.

The handsome wizard lost touch with the wizarding apprentices long ago. We are certain that they are making mayhem where ever they may be!

And Mr. Sombrero Man? No one knows or dares to guess his whereabouts.

Jephy's Mom said...

I really enjoyed your story. Thanks for the epilogue, I was wondering.

Willoughby said...

What a fabulous story! My husband and I met at work. He would say "Goodnight" every evening as I passed him on my way to the parking lot. I thought, "What's up with that? He doesn't even know me." It never occured to me he was just looking for an ice breaker! Was I a little dense back then???

Raoulysgirl said...

Great story! It is obvious that the magic is still there!!

Kelly said...

Aww that is an adorable story! And you are a great writer.

Anonymous said...

What a great story!!! Very cute.

Lissaloo said...

What a very sweet story, this must be a very special time of year for you two <3 <3

L.B. said...

Great story. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

Your story is awesome!!
I love your writing style:)
I'm your brand new follower:)
Thanks for passing by.
Please come back soon!!!!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said... I guess this is "Happy Anniversary," then...and the epilogue WAS a nice touch :)

Thanks for your encouraging comment yesterday :) Sorry I was slow to get here to read your anticipated tale...I am sick :(

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

What a great story!!

Heather of the EO said...

So well-written and fun, lady!

glenna said...

You & your writing skills will go far in the Land of Blog.

Joy said...

Write on!

Stopping over from SITS Halloween Parade :o)

Weezer said...

Stopping by from SITS. What a wonderful story, so beautifully written You should add author or writer to your profile. Wonderful blog!

Corrie Howe said...

I'm finally getting around to reading things I wanted to speed time reading and not skimming.

This is a lovely story of how a man became "Mr. Sister." (I love it.)


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