Monday, October 24, 2005
Poor, poor Seamus. He's scared of his own shadow (heck, he's scared of every shadow), which is difficult for an O'Lantern because as an O'Lantern, Seamus is in the obligatory employ of the family business, Rent O'Lantern, which means he must sit on a festively (or frightfully) decorated porch on all Hallow's Eve. In the dark. All night long.
Each year Seamus attempts to call in sick on the morning of Halloween. And each Halloween morn Seamus' mother, Siobhan O'Lantern, drags the lad by his stem from beneath his coverlet and rolls him out the front door to join his father and brothers as they ready themselves for the evening's work. Seamus' unsuccessful calls are a direct result of the fact that he still resides at home with his parents and hollering at the top of his seeds that he is feeling a bit under the weather never seems to fool his old orange-hued Mum.
However, this year Seamus was feeling a little better about the whole idea of his employment at the family-run Rent O' Lantern, as his Da told him that he wouldn't be sitting on a porch at all this Halloween. In the dark. All night long. No, his Da explained to Seamus that he received a call from a wonderfully witty lass, LadyLinoleum, who wanted a Rent O'Lantern to sit happily on her coffee table during the Halloween celebration. Well, Seamus was ecstatic at the prospect of being inside. A well-lit home. All night long. For the first time in his rental lantern career, maybe he could be the happy Halloween pumpkin companion his family (and customers) hoped he'd be.
As is customary the week preceding Halloween, the O'Lanterns go on a series of job walks to better prepare themselves for their night o' work at their various contracted locations. On his job walk, Seamus was calm and collected as he took in the surroundings at Chez Linoleum until he spotted this...
Poor, poor Seamus O'Lantern. If he's not to be terrorized by sitting on a porch, in the dark, all night long this All Hallow's Eve, then his seeds are surely to be shaking in their orange skin at the prospect of having to spend his least favorite night of the year on a coffee table. Next to the horrifying Turkeyzilla. By the glow of the television set. All night long.
Seamus' Crochet Stats
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Sacre bleu!)
Color: Carrot, Brown, Black
Eyeball Thread: DMC Perle Cotton Size 8
Eyeball Hook: US B1
Pattern Design: LadyLinoleum
Copyright 2005 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.
Posted by Regina Rioux at 11:15 PM