The 6th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest
The Contest: Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spider, ghost, and moon. Your story can be scary, funny or anything in between, poetry or prose, 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!) Get it? Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people. Post your story on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog between 12:00 AM EDT Thursday October 27th and Monday October 31st by 11:59 PM EDT.
My entry is 97 words.
All Hallows Eve
By Patricia Tilton
A spider crawled across my forehead. I didn’t dare arch my brow.
SWAT! I got it!
A toad hopped onto my foot.
Stomp! I grabbed it!
A bat flew through my window and whirred past my ears.
Whoosh! I snatched it!
Outside the full moon revealed a black kettle. Fires licked its hungry sides.
I dropped my bounty into the bubbling green and orange brew.
“Hee, hee, hee,” I giggled.
“Matilda, you’ve brewed your first all Hallows stew,” cackled Mama.
Ghosts, goblins and witches hovered around the kettle.
“Let’s party,” I screeched. We all danced a jig.