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 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!”