Thank you to kidlit author Susanna Hill for hosting and organizing the 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest! When I heard about it via the PB community, I felt full to the cauldron brim with ideas. Halloween is my favorite holiday and this contest is a wicked way to celebrate with fellow writers.
The rules: Write a 100-word Halloween story appropriate for children using the words costume, haunt, and dark. Here’s my teeny, tiny, spooktacular entry below!
House shivered in October. The other houses dressed so spookily.
Ghosts haunted their trees. BOO!
Spiderwebs clung to their windows. EEK!
Jack-o-lanterns scowled on their doorsteps. AAH!
Worst of all, House’s human dressed House spookily, too.
Ghosts haunted her trees. BOO!
Spiderwebs clung to her windows. EEK!
Jack-o-lanterns scowled on her doorstep. AAH!
Worst of all, monsters roamed the dark street.
Creeeep, creeeep. DING, DONG!
They’ll gobble me up! thought House.
“TRICK OR TREAT!”
“Spooky costumes, kids,” said House’s human.
They’re kids only pretending to be spooky, thought House. Like me!
“AHHHH!” The monsters ran.
TRICK OR TREAT!