The Story Of The Titanic, A Corn Maze

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On Sunday, I got lost in a corn maze at the Creek Bed Country Farmacy. The miles of plowed rows were shaped into the form of the RMS Titanic. I was floored by the ingenuity of some people. Rather than tell you about this, I’d rather show you some pictures. If you want to see a larger image, you can click on it, and it’ll take to you a ginormous photo.

That giant square pumpkin is a character named Spookley The Square Pumpkin. The owners had an outside theatre set up where you could watch videos. Yeah, I popped in for a bit. How could I not? Outdoor theatre? Turns out it’s okay to be square. Yay!

In front of the maze, were two large haystacks and a life preserver.

This is the entrance and exit to the maze. You can see that there’s a starboard and a port path. To get a sense of how huge this maze is, here’s a link to the map.

Once inside, you could play a trivia game to get all ten stations punched.

The right answer will lead you on the correct path. The wrong one will send you into a dead end.

One of the things that I really enjoyed about the maze, was that there were a ton of really cool signs and set-ups like this one. So, it wasn’t just that you were meandering about sections of the ship. There were these teeny, tiny stories almost everywhere you looked.

Afterward, we went on a hayride. You can see the stretch of corn maze from my viewpoint.

And we saw BABY PUMPKINS! Sure, I mean I knew that baby pumpkins grew in a patch. . . But I’d never seen one of these before.

When we sat down to have a snack, I encountered rows and rows of teeth. Pumpkin teeth. That glow-in-the-dark and can suck your blooooood. Then, I saw these oddly-shaped squash that reminded me of gnarled dragon talons.

Of course, no corn maze would be complete without pets of varying size. A miniature donkey appropriately named “Eeyore.”

And a giant Flemish rabbit named “Daisy” that, upon close inspection, could probably take on my black cat Rimmon — and win.

Well, that was the end of my corny day at a farm. For ten bucks, I thought this was a lot of fun, and apparently it’s even spookier the closer you get to sunset. Imagine rushing through a corn maze with just a flashlight. . . In the dead of night. . . Many of the stalks were several feet higher than me. There’s a lot of ways to get lost and circle around in there. Good thing they had an emergency back up — a rescue if need be.

Thankfully, I made it out all right and didn’t need a rescue. I suppose the promise of caramel apples DID help. 😀

    Mood: WAKKA WAKKA
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Enough that I’m hovering off my chair.
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: I bent and twisted.
    In My Ears: Take A Bow by Muse
    Game Last Played: Tetris
    Movie Last Viewed: Harry Potter collection
    Latest Artistic Project: Miniatures
    Latest Release: “Fangs and Formaldehyde” from the New Hero anthology through Stone Skin Press



Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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