Dear Mrs. Vilas,
I hope you don’t pick me to carve as a jack o’ lantern! Do you know me? My name is Juliana, The Pumpkin. I have been living in your Pumpkin Patch for almost 10 years! I am a small, brown, chubby,slimy, and muddy pumpkin. I am also covered with bruises, and if you toast me, my seeds would be the color brown instead of peach.
After you carve me into a jack o’ lantern, I wouldn’t smell delicious. I would smell like a dead rat, a rotten pumpkin, a smelly shoe, and garbage! The smell would be so bad that no one would even want to trick or treat from your house anymore. If you brought me to a party, the guests would try to run away!If you tried to sell me in a store, no one would want to buy me! If you gave me to one of your friends,they’d just try to throw me away!
Don’t you dare touch or taste me! I feel rough, solid, firm, and spiky. Be careful of what you are touching! My stem is very thin and small. It is also covered with thorns. Would you really want to bake me into a pumpkin pie afterwards? Are you absolutely sure? I would have an unsweet flavor, I would be bitter, and I would taste like the worst thing ever: rotten eggs! Ew!
Now, do you still want to buy me? I know a marvelous pumpkin that is orange and round. She’s smooth and soft. I am unsweet and bitter, and she is sweet and yummy. You can use her leftovers to bake yourself a pie. She would definitely smell delicious. I wouldn’t!
Are you absolutely sure about your unwise decision of picking me or do you want to buy that marvelous pumpkin? Think about when you’re about to carve me. You couldn’t even wear gloves because the spikes will go right through them. Also, imagine how bad I would smell and taste after you baked me. I would taste as bad as octopus ink and smell as bad as a skunk! So after hearing all these horrible, terrible, horrifying things about me, do you still think buying me is a good idea?
Juliana The Pumpkin