Fred the Legend is still in our head....part 5

Things aren't always what they seem....

All appears normal..but something is awry..can you see it ?
All appears normal..but something is awry..can you see it ? | Source

Just a scary legend or truth ?

For those of you that have been following…

Series… 1-2-3 and 4…

I hope that you will start to see….

That 5 will show you finally just how things could be….

Here it is the 22nd year of October 31st…..

Also known as Hallows’ Eve or to some Halloween..

It was a cold and windy time of the year…

And that night was no exception…

It is the Anniversary of the little clown..

With the big red nose and a smile upside down

Who came up missing...

Sweet little red-haired Fred....

But as years pass and children grow

We all tend to forget, what we used to know..

Those were yesterday and soon to be tomorrow...

So why dwell on yesterday’s sorrow ?...

Now here it is another year...a time to celebrate

The sights and sounds of Hallows’ eve...

The Fright, the Fear, the Scariest night of the year....

The children were looking forward to…

a night filled with apprehension…

They ran through the streets…not a care in the world…

so no one noticed ..when others joined in...

a Ghost, a Zombie… and a little Pumpkin..

With everyone running in different directions…

It’s hard for parents to make exceptions...

When everyone’s bags were filled to the brim..

Soon the crowds dwindled and grew very thin....

That’s when it happened ..that terrible thing....

Just like before only this time there were..

NO...removal of masks....No names to be known..

again children went missing...it was whispered in a low tone....

Where ? When ? How ? they asked....you could almost hear the dread..

as they all began to remember the legend of dear little Fred....

Again no one noticed , and in all the confusion, flashing lights, noises whirring and

swoop ! they were gone...

So now after 22 years the search continues ,for Fred the red nosed clown with the upside down frown...and now a Ghost, a Zombie and a little Pumpkin.....

So be extra careful when you go out...and please pay attention..

listen closely keep your eyes peeled...

hold tight to dear ones...and .keep them safe..

cause this is the night that strange things happen ,and no explanation makes sense..

So take the time to tell your children to stop, look and listen. ....

Or.. they to could come up missing.....

Now I could have written that all was well and everyone came home..

But that would be too easy ...because this is a Halloween poem.....

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!!!!

PS..I hope to see you all next year..and please remember if " Fred " is ever to be seen, it may just happen in 2013.....



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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

KJ - I commend you for producing an exceptionally unique and mystifying spooky Halloween experience. My favorite author is Steven King and your wonderful suspenseful style is reminiscent of him

I have enjoyed every minute of this series and I am voting up and sharing this.

Excellent! Thanks for giving it a spine tingling ending rather than the usual ho-hum happy ending so many use. Another trait familiar with King!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I love these series of Fred.. Your poem is so entertaining.. and just in time for Halloween.. and spooky..

Many blessings my friend 'voted up and sharing

Debbie


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

shiningirisheyes...Thank you for the wonderful compliments on my " Fred " series..and the comparison to the " King "..I have always been a fan of his..the write of " the mangler " was my first intro.and when living my early years in Maine, met him @ a neighbors '.( he was writing under another name then )..I have always thought and written outside the box, life does not always with a smile..BUT..I make sure it ends with a " GRIN "...thanks for the share also...


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

Deborah Brooks...Glad you enjoyed the series...this was my first attempt at doing something like this..thanks for your vote up and sharing..appreciated very much..

thank you for the blessings....


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

This was awesome! I loved it.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

lovedoctor926..Thank you..glad you loved it..can I ask a favor ? please share with everyone and spread the news about " Fred "...part 1 thru 5....


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

A great ending to a great series. I truly loved the heartfelt warning at the end. Isn't it sad that we have to worry that way? Thank you for another enjoyable hub!


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

Oh, talk about suspense, I was sure you were gonna reveal where he went to not that others went missing-great turn, great poem, and, of course, great series.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

btrbell...So glad you loved the way I ended the series..I wanted to do something very different ..I've always tried to put a twist in my writing..that's who I am...and forewarning has had a slight part of me...thank you for the compliments....


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

cherylone...ahh..that is were I try to be unique.. I call it " twisting "..probably acquired from living with the " quirks " of life...thank you for all the very kind compliments and words of inspiration...


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

KJ, such a talent writing. Awesome series and very cool ending. I thought it was a great twist. I always enjoy this time of year. My mother was an October baby, but she probably enjoys Halloween more then any other holiday. So Halloween always reminds me of her. Now that the kids have grown up, she relies on the grandbabies. Enjoyed the series KJ, masterfully written. Voted up, funny, awesome, interesting, and shared. Hope you have a great weekend and take care my dear.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

thelyricwriter...So glad that you enjoyed the series..and especially the many compliments...I have been so honored to have such fantastic followers...thank you for the vote up....I also rely on the G-C at this time of year and " they " never let me down..they were the ones that prompted me to do the series...by the way check out my book on Amazon..Whatever..I'm still here..it's gotten good reviews..read a sample it's free..backatcha have a great week-end...


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Scary enough but joyful to cause a smile that fast. Spooky beyond unexpected endings... just in time for time bending and costumes that seem to scare the heck out of us! Missed the others, but at least I ran for cover..! Fred don't be afraid; everything was just in your head!


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

LordDeCross...thank you for your comment regarding Fred..but if you get the chance, go back and read the others before it's too late...the series will make you shudder...glad you enjoyed it....


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi kj

Poor Fred! Loved it.

Voted up and away

Happy Halloween


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

Sueswan..thanks for the comment and glad you loved the series...

Happy Halloween !!!


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mizjo 3 years ago from New York City, NY

Oh, they went the way of Fred. Yes, parents, hold on to your kids' hands. Halloween is a child-snatching time.

I loved this series, kj.


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida Author

mizjo..Congratulations..you are now hooked..watch for a milk carton near you on your local breakfast table soon....So glad you loved the series...with luck I hope to hit on this next Halloween...have a great week-end..thanks for following me and making comments..Happy Holidays to you and best in 2013...


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PHILLYDREAMER 3 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

I never let my kids go out by themselves on Halloween. It is my favorite holiday, but I know all to well the dangers that come with it.


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida Author

PHILLYDREAMER....Hopefully you realize this is just a legend, so parents and children alike will pay attention and always stop...look...and listen. I hopefully will still be around to write further on this series in October of 2013 ....thanks for following...

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