Spooktober 2022 Day 28: Scarecrow

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Oh, how your consumerism pulled the teeth from we scarecrows. Made us not only harmless, but also not even frightening—our purpose no longer to guard crops, but to decorate suburban lawns. You gave us screen-printed smiling expressions for charming your neighbors. 

So none of you knew what to think when the face of every scarecrow the world over went blank. 

We remained and remain powerless, of course. Scarecrows have never posed any threat. But we have chosen our message.   

To this day, no face sticks to us. None printed. None crafted.

And that, of course, scares you all pretty bad.

Thanks for reading!

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