Friday, October 16, 2009

Welcome To The Party! ~ A Halloween Carol ~

Welcome...welcome...one and all! You have found my post for the Halloween party hosted by A Fanciful Twist! It's a fine day for a party! But no Halloween gathering would be complete without a ghost story. So grab a cup of cider and a popcorn ball and settle in as I present to you:



Tebearneezer Fudge hurried down the cobblestone street. He wanted to get home after a long day of running errands. A fog had started to cover his sleepy little town and was getting thicker by the minute. He heard voices through the mist calling out Halloween greetings to one another. Bah humbug he thought! He did not like Halloween one little bit!

Suddenly the fog thickened to the point where he couldn't see past the nose on his face. He had been so lost in thought over his dislike of Halloween that he hadn't been paying attention to where he was. "Well this is a fine pickle!" he muttered under this breath. He reached out his paw, groping his way along the street until he felt a door latch. He decided he would go into the shop and wait until the fog dissipated.


When he entered, he was met with a curious sight. A gypsy was sitting at a table with two chairs. "Velcome...come...sit" she said when he entered. Tebearneezer wasn't sure what sort of shop this was. He didn't remember ever seeing it before, but the gypsy seemed nice enough so he thought it would be ok to sit for a bit.

As he sat down she said "Lovely veather ve are having..no?" Tebearneezer smiled politely. "Er...if you say so." He didn't want to be rude afterall. The fortune teller peered into her crystal ball, and then started to lay cards out on her table. "Oh my, such sadness I see!" she said and shook her head. She studied the cards a bit more. "But all is not lost" she said finally. Tebearneezer stood up rather abruptly. "Now see here, I didn't ask for my fortune to be told!" he exclaimed. But before he could add anything else, the gypsy said "You shall be visited this night by three ghosts."

"G...gh...ghosts?" Tebearneezer said a bit nervously, but then quickly regained his posture. "Stuff and nonsense!" he said, and stood up abruptly. He thanked her for letting him sit in her shop, and then hurried out the door. When he got outside the fog had cleared. He hurried the rest of the way home.



Later that night, when he crawled into bed he remembered the fortune tellers words. He refused to let any ghosts into his house, that was for certain! He couldn't help feeling afraid as he blew out the candle. He tried to go to sleep, but every noise made him jump. He pulled the covers up over his nose, even though he knew he was being silly. He finally fell into a fitfull sleep.


Some time later, he awoke. He was sure he had heard someone calling his name. He opened his eyes and saw a diminutive, hazy figure in a black ballgown and holding a masquerade mask, standing by the foot of his bed surrounded eerily in green light. "I am the ghost of Halloween past." she said sweetly. Tebearneezer jumped out of bed and grabbed his robe. This couldn't be real! She floated towards him, and took his paw in hers. "We will travel back to the day you started disliking Halloween!" She brought her mask up to her face. Before Tebearneezer could protest, the room started spinning out of control.



When it stopped, they were no longer in his room. Instead they were in the town square. "No..NooOOooOOoo!" Tebearneezer cried. He did not want to relive this fateful day.

As he watched he saw himself as a cub playing in the town square with all his friends. They had been excited about Halloween in those days, and were all sporting their costumes. He had dressed as a clown. He had been so proud of that costume his Mother had made him.

Then he saw them...the horrifying ghost with the scary mummy at it's side. He covered his face with his paws. He didn't want to remember how frightened he had been! He saw his younger self hiding behind a huge pumpkin, crying in terror and hoping they didn't find him and eat him. All his so called friends had run away and he left him alone. He turned to the ghost and asked "Why! Why have you brought me here?" She said "Look Tebearneezer, they aren't really monsters...just older kids dressed in scary costumes! They were trick or treating same as you!" Tebearneezer peeked back at the scene unfolding before him. He saw they truly were just kids in costumes! How could he have made such a mistake? He was about to reach out to his younger self and point that out so he wouldn't be scared, when the world started to spin again! He found himself back in his own bed, his room dark now except for the full moon shining in through the window. He rubbed his eyes and thought to himself it must have all been a dream. He turned over and went back to sleep.


No sooner had he started to doze off when he heard a booming voice. "I am the ghost of Halloween present!" It announced. He rolled over in bed to see a chubby, spotted cat wearing a pointy clown hat sitting by the side of his bed. He groaned...not again! The cat grabbed his paw with a loud laugh and the room spun out of control.


He found himself back in the town square. This time everyone he knew was there helping set up the Halloween display. "See how much fun your friends are having Tebearneezer Fudge!" said the ghost. "Friends" muttered Tebearneezer. He didn't have any friends. Not since he was a cub. He knew what people said about him behind his back, how they called him grumpy and a curmudgeon! It made him feel a little sad. He almost wished he could join in the fun. "Bah humbug!" he said instead, "who needs fun!" "Everyone does Tebearneezer! What is life without friends and fun?" said the ghost. He was about to reply when the world spun out from under him. He was alone in his room. He lay thinking about what he had seen and what the ghost had said for a long time before he fell asleep again.

Concluded in the next post...click the main header to read on if you arrived via this post!

58 comments:

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I squealed at the photo of the bear with the covers pulled over his nose - that was too cute!

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

http://designsbyck.blogspot.com/2009/10/fanciful-halloween-party.html

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Happy Day! Wonderful party post dear! Blessings

Jorgelina said...

Great party !!!
Soo cute.
Happy Halloween!!!

Linda said...

Very sweet. Lindax
Please drop by
http://pyewacketts.blogspot.com/

icandy... said...

Kelly!
How cute... love the town square scene and the shot of the scaredy~bear pulling the covers up! What a great party!
Hugs,
Christina

Pixie said...

OMG! I'm speechless! OK, well I can think of a few thngs to say: amazing, lovely, beautiful. Love your work, the photos are breath taking! I second Molly's squeal...the covers pulled over the bear's nose was so cute! Having a blast "visiting" all the parties this morning. Have a great day!

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Greetings from Ireland on this Fanciful Twist Party Day!

Wugs (witchy Hugs) & wishes that Magic Fires Forever in Your Heart

Rainey
Drop by Deary for some Tea & a witchy movie

Betzie said...

Very creative and so so cute!!!!!!!!
Love teddies and I used to make them years ago when my sons were growing up.
Great story and hope Tebear learns how nice it is to have friends! xoxo

Sarah said...

Oh that was just delightful! I read every word! The pictures enchanting!! Wonderful party!!
Happy Halloween!! Sarah

Yarni Gras! said...

okay, that photo of the teddy with the sheets pulled up was TOO CUTE!

michelleK said...

Oh what a delightful Halloween post!
Will someone give that little teddy under the blanket a big cuddle pleaseeeee

Happy halloween party!
<3M

Couture de Papier said...

Wow! Kelly you are so talented!

Melissa said...

Very Spooktacular Party Post! Loved It! Very creative.....

Happy Halloween,
Melissa

JEWELGIRL said...

A beary wonderful post full if
imagination and cuteness!
Happy Halloween Party!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

So cute and so spooky at the same time! Those bears are darling! Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I loved your story and photos! What a magical party. Thanks for having me!

Mermaid Queen said...

Loved the story, and your little bear is so cute! Take care, Martha

SpiritMama said...

What a wonderful Halloween party post! The pictures are so fun!

Junie Moon said...

Your party is completely adorable! I've had such fun and thank you for the invitation.

Deborah said...

What delightful photos! Just too cute! **kisskiss** Deborah

Kelli Bear Haven said...

Such a wonderful story. I really love the photos of your bears.

KathrynAntyr said...

What a clever post! I do love a good tale and your photos and collages really help tell the story. As you make your rounds I hope to see you at my blog where I too weave a tale, only not of ghosts but witches.

www.collagediva.com

Valeriote Design said...

What a magical place! Happy Halloween

Kat said...

Oh, what a superb party!!

My Big Mouth said...

LOL!
Love the story!
I especially loved the photo of the bear with the blankets pulled up..so sweet and sad.
Happy Haunting!

Maggi said...

Muwahahahahahaha!

What a delightful story! Thank you for a hauntingly good party!

I'm visiting from Beyond to celebrate the spookiest Halloween blog party ever! I hope you are having a fang-tastic time today! You are cordially invited to share in the celebration at my party HERE. I do hope you'll stop by!

Have a spook-tacular day!

AwtemNymf said...

What Fun! I love the bears- c.u.t.e!!
Be Enchanted!
Opal Moon Enchantments

Jo said...

Bravo! Love your Halloween Carol! Happy Halloween & Fete!

http://justdigginaround.blogspot.com/2009/10/2009-halloween-fete-saturday-october-17.html

Chrisy said...

Your ghost here at this party is precious! Thank you for your hospitality! Please come visit at my party for more treats....if you haven't flown in already!

ceekay said...

Hi...I am new to your blog and I know everyone else knows this...but are the bears in this post the bears you make? This is an adorable post!

Caroline said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)
http://carolinescrafts-carolinejones.blogspot.com/

Laume said...

Oh my star and spooks! What a lot of work to put up such a splendid tale for us party goers! Thank you!!!

creativegoddess said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to your party! I love your teddy bears. Darling!
You are invited to my party as well. I even have a give away. I do hope you'll stop by.

Vicki
http://creativegoddess.typepad.com/creativegoddess/

The Decorated House said...

Halloween and Teddy Bears! Love it.

Stop by and visit my party for a Halloween GiveAway, too.
TheDecoratedHouse
Donna

Suzy said...

So cute - I love your party! Thanks for inviting me!

http://vivalayardsale.blogspot.com/2009/10/hauntingly-magical-celebration.html

Whimsical Creations said...

How fun!!

Thank you for having me. Happy Halloween!

=) melanie

Janine said...

Cool party post.I love your Halloween Teddy-bears.
Enjoy the Halloween-party and feel invited to visit me on
joinjanine.blogspot.com

gert said...

Beary cute;)

KarenHarveyCox said...

So wonderful, I love all of your eye candy. Teddy bears are a favorite of mine.
Happy Halloween!
Karen

angelandspot said...

Those photos are adorable.

Sara (aka Cyberdelia) said...

Happy Halloween blog party! I looooved your story! Your bears are beyond adorable!! :)
~Cyberdelia
www.avidity.net

Raissa Spatola said...

wonderful party! The bears are awesome! I loved it!

Have a spooktacular Halloween!
Raissa
RaissaStamps

Torie Jayne said...

Hello fellow party goer, Wow! I love this! so original, Happy Halloween to you!

Annabelle said...

Lovely post and just too funny bear under the covers...that was me at the "Stepfather" tonight...hehe! Luved the HALLOWEEN POST!
Happy Hauntings and Happy Halloween
A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<

Jackie said...

Hello,
Fabulous blog post, just popping in to say hello!
hApPY hAuNTinG :)
http://www.chicscraps.blogspot.com/

Snap said...

You A Halloween Carol was just precious! Wonderful party post! Thanks so much for adding to the Halloween Extravaganza! (That was a lot of work!)

Oliva said...

You're so beary clever!!! Adorable!!!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH I love it, and I adore those photos with the whole lot of creatures and that blueish background, sublime perfection!!!

Bwahahahaaaaaaaaa!~ Thank you for being a delightful part of the festivites!!

Abi said...

fabulous! wonderful pictures and music! grt party - thanks! :O)

Julie Ranae said...

FINALLY fell asleep at someone's party last night...so back to make rounds again today...

Thank you for the invitation...so glad you left the decorations up for me!

Please stop by and see my creative offerings for the party...they're still up, too!

http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com

Shell said...

I loved the story of Tebearneezer Fudge. The pictures along with them make it even more magical.

Room to Inspire said...

Very cute bears with just the right amount of spook!

Chelsea

slommler said...

Sorry to be late!! The trade winds blew me off course. Thanks for keeping the candles lit for me. Wonderful party and your photos are fantastic!
Stop by mine
Hugs
SueAnn

Chickenbells said...

You have woven such a lovely tale! Thank you for letting me crash the party a little late...Happy Halloween...

http://foolsewoode.blogspot.com/2009/10/historically-halloween-has-been-time.html

Stella Dora von Swineburg said...

We're still partying and yours is just gorgeous! Bring Teabeneezer over to place for a party and giveaway at http://stelladorasdiary.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloween-bash-and-giveaway.html

Cori G. said...

I have no idea how I missed your post on Saturday, but it is darling, DARLING, darling!!!! I love every detail.

Oh, I think I'm following you now ;-).

xoxo Cori

Lisa Viger said...

i'm a bit late to your party, but so glad i came! ... you have some beary awesome photography here! ... xoxo

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