Little Ghost — Halloweensie Contest

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Courtesy of Google Art

It’s Susanna Leonard Hill 4th Annual Halloweensie Contest!

All you have to do is follow the simple rules I copied from Susanna’s website.  Make sure you check out all the entries.

Write a 100-word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words pumpkin, broomstick, and creak (or a variation of creak, creaked, or creaking.)  Your story can be poetry or prose, scary, funny or anything in between, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those 3 words and is 100 words (you can go under, but not over!)

My entry is 98 words. Happy Halloween!

Little Ghost

Little Ghost shuttered and shook. It was his first Halloween.

He hovered over a pumpkin and watched as other ghosts darted after trick-or-treaters and bellowed their names. “Nan—ceeee.” “Bob—beeee.” “Jos—seeee!” Kids scattered with fright.

Little Ghost hid near a creaky porch and ambushed a little witch with his loudest “BOOoooooo!” She slammed him with her sack of candy.

“You’re not a convincing ghost” yelled the gutsy witch. She summoned her broomstick.

“Yes, I am,” he moaned. “I don’t like scaring children.”

“Neither do I,” cackled the little witch. “Candy?”

Little Ghost puffed up his chest. “Sure!”

About Patricia Tiltonhttps://childrensbooksheal.wordpress.comI want "Children's Books Heal" to be a resource for parents, grandparents, teachers and school counselors. My goal is to share books on a wide range of topics that have a healing impact on children who are facing challenges in their lives. If you are looking for good books on grief, autism, visual and hearing impairments, special needs, diversity, bullying, military families and social justice issues, you've come to the right place. I also share books that encourage art, imagination and creativity. I am always searching for those special gems to share with you. If you have a suggestion, please let me know.

54 thoughts on “Little Ghost — Halloweensie Contest

  1. Hahaha! I love this, Pat! How funny that Little Ghost would pick on the one trick-or-treater who was gutsy enough to bash him with her candy! 🙂 But I’m glad she shared and he made a friend! Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun! 🙂

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  2. Patricia – I enjoyed your “Little Ghost” very much. Good visuals created with your language! I am having fun at my first “Halloweensie” experience. After I finish reading all the entries, I plan to come back and find out more about your site and what you do. Your Margaret Mead quote at the top caught my attention. I have a book I am sharing through school visits that falls right in line with your focus. We need to connect. For now, enjoy the Halloweensie fun!

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