It was the first day of October. The Pumpkin Patch was all a buzz with the talk of who was going to be picked as the winner of the Halloween Pumpkin Contest. Every year it was always some big studly pumpkin that was mean to the other pumpkins. He always intimidated the others in the contest to back out so he would be picked to win. But this year an unexpected surprise was about to happen.
Graduation is a bitter sweet time as some prepare to leave for college, but excitement reigns as everyone plans to attend Randy & Altaf’s wedding. (2009 Summer Anthology - Carpe Diem)This is the 20th story in the Naptown Tales series, which can also be found at Awesome Dude and Nifty. Please see the Introduction for important background on the series.
As long as you live, shine; / Let nothing grieve you beyond measure. / For your life is short, / and time will claim its toll (Seikilos) Make the most of current opportunities because life is short and time is fleeting.It's not always easy for George to seize the day.