It’s time for tricks, treats and tiny tales called Halloweensies! This happy holiday hoo-haa is brought to you by the lovely and talented Susanna Leonard Hill, and you are invited to join the fun! All you have to do is follow these simple rules from Susanna’s website:
Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words pumpkin, broomstick, and creak. 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!) Get it? Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people :) (And yes, I know 100 words is short but that’s part of the fun and the challenge! We got nearly 80 fantastic entries last year so I know you can do it!) Also, you may use the words in any form – e.g. creak, creaky, creaks, creaking, creaked. No illustration notes please!
All the details are HERE on Susanna’s website where you will also find links to all the fabulous Halloweensie stories.
My entry comes in at 100 words, exactamundo.
No Brew For You
Sweet and hot!
Come and get it from my pot!
Bent and black,
Stands beside a crooked shack.
Fizzes, bubbles, crackles too.
Smells like dirt,
Stirred with creaky worn broomstick.
“Take a sip,
Won’t you please?”
“Sorry, no. My allergies!
As tempting as it looks to me.”
Grabbed a cup.
Glub! Glub! Glub! She drank it up.
PIFF PIFF ! POOF!
There’s smoke, and then
She turns into my Mom again.
“Wait and see,
This I bet:
I’ll trick you to eat veggies yet!”
Wishing you all a spooktacular Halloween! May your costumes be colorful and your trick-or treat bags filled with chocolate. I’m happy to take any surplus Reese’s Peanut Butter cups off your hands…