This story was inspired by the book The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg.
Once upon a time there was a lady named Carry Johnston. Villagers always told her weird stuff happened in that village, but Carry never believed them because she didn't believe in ghosts. The villagers told Carry not to go out in the dark at midnight because ghosts could appear. Carry still didn't believe them so Carry told them she would prove to them that there were no such things as ghosts.
At midnight she went out into the dark. She wasn't scared at all and stayed there for 30 minutes. The next day she went to tell the villagers what she had done. The villagers did not believe her, the invited her for dinner. Carry decided to go.
When the villagers and her sat to eat they told her the story of the pumpkin that got brighter and brighter every time someone tried to cook it or cut it into pieces. Carry still didn't believe them she thought that they were trying to scare her.
The next week she decided to buy a pumpkin for desert, so she did. Carry sat down at the table and grabbed a knife. Carry remembered what the villagers had told her. Suddenly she saw a light coming from the pumpkin!. When she lowered the knife it grew even brighter. Then she realized the villagers were right.
The next day she went to apologize the the villagers. From that day on she never bought a pumpkin again.
Story by Cendy G