Once Upon a Time in a Timeless State of Mind…    Jack, the Pumpkin Headed Son of Earth, weaves and creates a dream catcher, to add to his collection of 3.

Jack: How many more dream catchers must I weave? How many more adventures must I miss? My quantity is fine for now, and the quality is just right. Perhaps I will trade, just one, for something fresh in my life.

Mr. Bean, a bean trader, walks nigh.

Mr.Bean: Well! Those are those catchy things, are they not? Those catchy things that net the dreams? What do you call those nets? Those things?

Jack: A dream catcher.

Mr.Bean: A DREAM CATCHER! Ah, I must have one. The one that you just finished will do, as it is the closest one to the nearest intentions inside of your heart.

Jack: And what is my prize in this transaction?

Mr. Bean reveals 3 orange beans.

Mr.Bean: They are Magick Beans, Jack.

Jack: Magic with the “C” or Magick with the “K”, Mr.Bean?

Mr.Bean: Both.

Jack weaves the final string through the dream catcher; knots it; bites the thread, and trades it to Mr. Bean for the 3 Magick Beans.

Jack: Let the dreams weave in.

Mr. Bean: Let the adventure begin.

JACK & THE BEANSTALK

Jack drops the seeds and then digs them into the soil with a stiff foot. The ground quakes, and then it breaks, and then a stalk wakes and blossoms up to the sky’s scape.

Jack: Pumpkins? It is a pumpkin stalk? In order to order a stalk of pumpkins to grow up, orderly, these beans must be of a certain kind of Magick in Nature. And look at this here wooden sign that has grown up with the stalk attached by an umbilical cord to the cord of a pumpkin:

Sign Reads:  UP, UP AND AWAY…

Jack: (looks up) Let the adventure begin.

Jack, the Pumpkin Headed Son of Earth, climbs the pumpkin stalk. He climbs high, and long, and laboriously until he reaches the very top where a wooden trap door is hinged to the sky. He opens it.

Jack: Woah.

Hearken Hither to the Realm: The conquered stalk that was once right side up is now upside down with its tentacle-roots blowing in the air above. It sprouts from a purple field with flowerbeds of bright stars, and a golden yellow sky. A Hare named Time arrives.

Time: Do you have the time, Jack?

Jack: I harvest no plans, so why wear a watch for time?

Time: Then you do have the time. Perfect. Follow I into the eye of the mind.

Jack: How does one follow Time into the eye of the mind?

A rainbow sprouts.

Time: This way, Jack. It is deeply paramount to not waste precious Time.

Time walks through the arc of the rainbow, and a gust of wind gives Jack a push through. The rainbow eats itself and disperses.

Jack: Look at us soar! Look at us go! Such a necessity, this revival of freedom in life.

On the back of a dragonfly named Dragon, Jack & Time fly.

Jack: You are a large fellow, my fellow flyer.

Dragon: Large? Am I large, or is it you who is small?

Jack: That is a fair question, Dragon.

Dragon: Besides, even if I am the large one here, I must not be too large, Jack.

Jack: Why is that?

Dragon: There is a grand giant over yonder that dwarfs me in multiple dimensions. Do you see him there? He is impossible to miss.

Hearken to the Image that I Paint: Over yonder, in the distance, is Euphrosyne Castle, with a grand giant named Void, who bear-hugs the entire monument. There are 6 routs of departure within this Castle: 2 of them are blocked by Voids 2 feet; another 2, his 2 hands; and a 5th– his 1 tail. The 6thwindow is the steeple of the High Tower, where the Greek Goddess, Euphrosyne, stands shocked & frozen in Time.

Jack: Is that where we are heading?

Time: Where is your head heading?

Jack: Along with my heart, my head is heading there.

Time: You are heading there, I am heading this way.

Time leaps off Dragon and parachutes afar.

Time: (fading) …It is deeply paramount to not waste precious Time!…

Jack: Drop me through the window, Dragon.

Dragon: Aye, aye, Captain Jack. But just remember that if you ever do seek me out, be sure to repeat this phrase X3 – “Dragon My Dragon”.

Jack: Aye, aye, Dragon!

Dragon bucks Jack through the window of the High Tower – he forward rolls into Euphrosyne who becomes unfrozen.

 

Euphrosyne: My hero!

Jack: Not yet, Euphrosyne. It is deeply paramount to not waste precious Time.

The bear-hugging Grand Giant named Void bends his neck and holds his eye to the open window.

Euphrosyne: Beast!

Jack takes Euphrosyne by the hand and heads into the corridor – that is full of wolves. Void’s 2 beastly hands block the 2 exits.

Euphrosyne: Wolves!

Jack: What do you have as a possession, Euphrosyne?

Euphrosyne: I possess a red ruby that bounces, Jack, but I am not too certain of how useful this possession may be.

Jack: If a mind is in good use, anything is always useful.

King Wolf steps forward.

King Wolf: Well, look it here, Pack. A pretty princess and a pumpkin pie.

The pack prowls; Jack takes the red ruby and holds it up high.

Wolf Pack: Woah…

Jack: (dribbles ruby) You want the shiny red ball?

King Wolf: The ball is mine.

Prince Wolf: Not so fast King, the ball is mine.

Princess Wolf: You two dogs are both out, I will possess that ball.

The wolves leap!

Euphrosyne: Jack!

Jack chucks the red ruby – and look at it go! Like a pinball, it bounces off of all the angles, and like dogs – they chase. The red ruby gets stuck onto Void’s right hand, and the Wolves attack and devour it to shreds.

Jack: Dart!

Jack takes Euphrosyne by the hand, exits, and shuts the door behind him.

Euphrosyne: My hero!

Jack: Not yet, Euphrosyne. It is deeply paramount to not waste precious time.

 They approach the top of a staircase that a large serpent has conquered as his home; his tail is at the top; his head, at the bottom. Voids hairy tail plugs the space of a window in the lower room.

Euphrosyne: Snake!

Jack: What do you have as a possession, Euphrosyne?

Euphrosyne: I possess a black pearl that glides, Jack, but I am not too certain of how useful this possession may be.

Jack: If a mind is in good use, anything is always useful.

Serpent: Sss…a pretty princess and a pumpkin pie…Sss.

The serpent begins to shift and slither.

Euphrosyne: Jack!

Jack takes the black pearl and glides it down the serpent’s spine. It launches off of the serpent’s head, glides across the room, hits and cracks a vase, and zips back from whence it came and crams itself into the serpent’s mouth – to lock-in his jaw.

Jack: Slide!

Jack takes Euphrosyne by the hand; they slide down the serpent’s spine, launch off of the serpent’s head, grab onto Void’s tail – Void roars, and Jack & Euphrosyne swing out of the room. Jack shuts the door behind him.

Euphrosyne: My hero!

Jack: Not yet, Euphrosyne. It is deeply paramount to not waste precious time.

They approach the ground floor – a room full of bats. Void’s 2 feet block the 2 exiting doors.

Euphrosyne: Bats!

The bats swoop and Jack & Euphrosyne drop to their guts.

Jack: What do you have as a possession, Euphrosyne?

Euphrosyne: I possess a typical diamond, Jack, but I am not too certain of how useful this typicality may be.

Jack: If a mind is in good use, even a typicality may be uniquely used to save the day.

Jack takes the diamond, holds it beneath a ray of light, and refracts the ray of light into multiple orbs. Like a spin-top, he spins the diamond, and like a baby crib mobile, the bats spin and form a twister.

Euphrosyne: There is no way out, Jack!

The bat-tornado swirls, and Void’s 2 feet are tickled by the flapping batwings. He surrenders his feet from the exiting doors.

Jack: This way!

Jack takes Euphrosyne by the hand, and they exit.

Euphrosyne: My hero!

Jack: Not yet, My Euphrosyne. It is deeply paramount to not waste precious time.

Time: Time? Did somebody say time?

Void steps off of Euphrosyne Castle.

Euphrosyne: Jack!

Time: No time to lose, this way!

The chase is on, and Void swipes with his right hand – forgetting that it remains within the stomachs of the wolves.

Time: Dive!

Time dives into a rabbit hole; Jack & Euphrosyne follow – and it freefalls them into the golden yellow sky.

Euphrosyne: What do you possess, Jack!?

Jack: Words! Dragon my dragon!

Euphrosyne: Dragon my dragon!

Time: Dragon my dragon!

Dragon steers and swoops and catches Time, Jack & Euphrosyne on his back.

Time: What do you possess, Jack?

Jack: Time.

Dragon: Time is paramount.

Euphrosyne: If Time is in good use, anything is possible, Jack.

Jack takes Euphrosyne by the hand.

Jack: Such a necessity, this revival of freedom in life.

Mr.Bean: Magick.

Abracadabra.JACK O’LANTERN

 

 

 

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