This was written for Jenny Matlock’s Saturday Centus. She has generously given us the picture as a prompt to write a story in up to 100 words. For more of these short stories, click here.
I was trying to find the perfect pumpkin, like so many others that came to the pumpkin farm. Most people went for the nice, round ones. Some preferred the taller ones. I too was thinking about my perfect pumpkin, but then I noticed the one that had the funny shape. The back looked like it had been in some freak accident. I didn’t think anybody would want such a pumpkin. It reminded me of Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree, and I knew it would be going home with me as a way to celebrate the diversity in all of God’s beings.