In the dark gray room
Lay a tattered costume
A dim glow-stick
And a bent witch broom
And the smell of
Fresh chocolate’s sugar perfume
And there were three little ghosts
Haunting a house
And a pair of black cats
With a little toy mouse
And a sad saggy pumpkin, flame guttered out
Goodnight sweets I can’t consume
Goodnight house and witch’s hat
Goodnight pumpkin-love you most
Goodnight socks and tired feet
Goodnight trick or treat
Come join the fun at Susanna Leonard Hill’s Fifth Annual Halloweensie event!
Write a spook-tacular story for little ones no more than 100 words long, using the words costume, dark and haunt. Share your post on Susanna’s blog, then follow the links to read and enjoy dozens of fabulously creative Halloweensie tales.
Thanks for reading my 91 word ode to Margaret Wise Brown’s beloved Goodnight Moon (link will take you to a very sweet animation narrated by Susan Sarandon). For a sillier, spookier tribute, try Michael Rex’s Goodnight Goon parody.