October 30, 2009

A Jack-O-Lantern Interview



During our October Beanery Writers Group meeting a Halloween prompt was given out: You are the star reporter for Halloween Headline, and you’ve just landed an interview with Casper the Friendly Ghost. Write out 20 questions to ask during the interview. Responses from members of the group are posted at:

I decided to change the character being interviewed from Casper the Friendly Ghost to a Jack-O-Lantern. Below is my list of interview questions.

Now I need to locate a Jack-O-Lantern who is willing to be interviewed. If you are a willing Jack-O-Lantern, please contact me with your information in the comment box at the end of this post.

Where were you planted and harvested? Was it in a cabbage patch?

What is your best memory of your life in the pumpkin patch?

What is your worst experience while living in the pumpkin patch?

Did you get enough food and drink while you were developing and growing?

Do you like being orange? Or would you prefer to be white like your Lunar relative? (link)

Why are you called a Jack-O-Lantern? Who gave you that name?If you could choose your own name, what would it be?

How did it feel to be cut up? (to view photo, click on:

Did the perpetrators who carved you save your seeds? If so, did they intenD to eat them or plant them in the spring?

Are you happy with the design the pumpkin carvers gave you? If not, how would you have had them carve you?

Are the candles that are lit inside your carved body burn you?

Do you fear being tossed into the road like the pumpkin on the next porch was?

Would you rather have been cooked and seasoned into a pumpkin pie?

Describe your path from seed to Jack-O-Lantern.

What do you see your future being?

What are your thoughts on death?

If you are reincarnated, what would you like to come back to life as?

Do you feel comfortable being a part of the pagan celebration of Halloween?

If any readers would like to list additional questions, please do so in the comment box below.

If any Jack-O-Lanterns reading this post would like to answer any or all of the above questions, please feel free to do so in the comment box below.


Halloween Night

True Love




Ghostly white pumpkins of the Lunar variety

Interviewing Casper the Friendly Ghost




  1. I’m using Carolyn’s computer, that’s why her picture is there.

    Would you like to sit on the head of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow?


    Comment by Carolyn C. Holland — October 31, 2009 @ 12:51 am | Reply

  2. How does it feel to be carved, cut, up? Ask Lizzy Borden’s parents.

    Jacob Jack-O-Lantern

    Comment by Carolyn C. Holland — October 31, 2009 @ 1:43 am | Reply

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