Welcome for November:
November is time for Turkey Day. And, thanks to an overheard wish that Poppy and I made when we were in the eighth grade, it has become a veggie-focused fun day instead of the meat-centric yum day that it used to be when we were growing up. Now, if you visit Cratersville, you will find turkeys breaking bread as invited guests instead of being stuffed with breadcrumb dressing and served to the guests.
This wasn’t the only change that my sister Poppy and I foisted upon the hapless denizens of Cratersville. Thanks to us, Turkey Day starts off early with the Little Creatures’ Parade. It used to be just a boring, black-and-white televised parade with balloons and marching bands. Now that the little creatures have taken over, it’s broadcast in vivid technicolor. You should check it out!
After dinner, everyone in town participates in an exhilarating game of Poppy Monsters. The origins of this game came from an ill-fated attempt by Poppy to initiate a Dinosaur Appreciation Day on Turkey Day. Let’s just say that things didn’t go quite as planned as the dinosaurs escaped her control.
Blueberry, always on the ready for creature chaos, came up with a nifty device to capture Poppy’s little monsters. The people of Cratersville couldn’t get enough of searching for the runaway beasts before capturing them in the magical devices. There was even a tally to keep track on who caught the most. They insisted on playing the following year and the year after that and the year after that…
Birthday Dispatch for November:
Dispatches from Tessla – Keeper of the Portal: