Unfortunately, most of the earlier comments on EDF seemed to be focusing on the story's literary shortcomings, to such an extent that none of those folk who have commented so far have noticed something quite obvious - that the name of the owner of the pumpkin field, Leon Whale, is an anagram of 'Halloween'.
Alas, later comments took a turn towards couched accusations of racial insensitivity. Both main characters did come across as ignorant and bigoted, but that's the point of fiction - to expose human strengths and shortcomings through a story's characters
Anyhow this experience has taught me a lot; the link to my story is below:
Below are links to my Canterbury Tale published by Coscom Entertainment, my most recent Global Short Story Competition winner, my short-listed story for the National newspaper, Abu Dhabi's, annual short story competition and a story that appeared on the Every Day Fiction site - where you can leave a comment: