Excerpt from Jellybean's Notebook: Pumpkin Wizard
I don't know what I was thinking when I created the Pumpkin Wizard. Then again this is how things usuallly go for me. A good idea turns into chaos with a stroke of the pen. How was I to know that I was entering the danger zone? After all I wasn't even creating a creature just a simple costume.
The costume was for Week-Week (my pet weekle) to wear for Halloween. This is nothing unusual. I've been creating costumes for Week-Week since I got him for my sixth birthday. This particular year however, being a bit more pressed for time than usual, I decided to create his costume using the creation magic of my notebook instead of just rummaging through my mom's fabric scraps.
This was probably my first mistake. Anything that passes through the techno-magical core of my notebook never turns out quite the way I anticipate. Part of the reason for this is because my notebook is spiked with creation magic. The other part is because I'm merely an apprentice to a Creator and not a full-fledged Creator myself. Thus my control of the creation magic isn't exactly what it should be. Of course, being an apprentice, I'm all too eager to try out new things. Which is probably why I'm writing this to you now.
Anyway, like I said my first mistake was deciding to create the Pumpkin Wizard costume using my Notebook. I admit I let my imagination run wild describing, in no little detail, what powers the great Pumpkin Wizard should possess. I should have known that my notebook would use these notes to make my every wish its command—or should I say the Pumpkin Wizard's command.
Of course, the Pumpkin Wizard's abilities were limited to small objects like key chains and messenger bees at first. And since the objects changed back within minutes of being transformed I didn't think there was anything to worry about.
Not only was Pumpkin Wizard's power growing with each transformation, but his taste for mischief was growing as well. By the time I was alerted to what was going on, half the town looked like it belonged in a pumpkin patch. At this point the Pumpkin Wizard was unstoppable. Even my Wand proved impotent to counteracting his charms.
Fortunately, time came to the rescue.
When midnight struck, Pumpkin Wizard's powers were finally vanquished, but not before one of my teacher's had gone missing.
Anyway, it took several weeks for everything to get back to normal, though my teacher, Mr. Boring, had a decidedly orange tinge to his skin for several weeks after that.
I would like to say that I've learned my lesson from the whole fiasco. Perhaps I did. But that won't stop me from bringing back the Pumpkin Wizard next Halloween. I'm an apprentice after all, and how am I supposed to get all the bugs out if I don't? ☺
—Jellybean Reds, age 17