On October 25, 2012, just days before Halloween, STM’s cafeteria was invaded by pumpkins from other planets, times, and species – foreign to the usual realm of STM. As I entered the cafeteria during first period, I was greeted by pandemonium. Students were hiding under tables, fleeing for their lives and too many were running in panic from the dastardly guests.
Panic struck as the death star pumpkin aimed to destroy Einstein and Newton balancing their portly orange heads on a fulcrum. As I continued down the endless row of terrorizing sights, my stomach began to churn. In front of me sat a sly cat feasting on an innocent mouse – blood dripping from the sinister smile of the cat. When it seemed like there was no hope left for the students of STM, under attack by these wretched pumpkin villains, the Avengers flew in. The Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man pumpkins seemed to be a force to be reckoned with, but that was quickly challenged. Count Bohr, a mutant creation of Mrs. Silvestri’s chemistry class, lurked out from the shadows. It was clear he was rather unstable in the head and an obvious reaction soon ensued. Foam erupted from his pumpkin head, draining from his mouth, eyes and every other facial opening available. It was an unsettling sight for all – Minnie and Mickey looked clearly unnerved in the corner, while the Luigi pumpkin searched high and low for his go-kart to escape. The “cast-away” pumpkin was the only one to seem at ease – he was obviously used to these sorts of hopeless situations. One pumpkin was so disgusted by this that he regurgitated his pumpkin guts everywhere, leaving a pool of slime and seeds all over the cafeteria. Students began to retreat as things became unbearable. Just as the final few were making the last strides to the door, the death star turned to the rabid head of Count Bohr and fired its super laser directly into the core of his pumpkin mind. The result: an explosion unlike any other….
Despite this tragedy, there were survivors. Now without a tail, but still gripping its mousey dinner in it’s jaw, the “Kitty Cat” pumpkin placed third. Count Bohr, almost blown to bits above the brow-line, still had vague remnants of his face and took second place. In first was the death star – unscratched and in pristine condition.