Halloweensie: Boo!

Happy Halloween!
Author Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting a Halloweensie Story contest this week.

Wilda, Frankie and Barry
By Stacy S. Jensen

A witch, Frankenstein and a bat walked down the street with pumpkin shaped pails.

The trio yelled “Trick-or-Treat” at every door, until they arrived at the Nelson place.

Vines snaked along the dark path to the front door.

“I’m scared,” Frankie said.

“I need a light,” Wilda said.

“I want to go home,” Barry said fluttering his wings.

Before anyone knocked, they saw a flash of red as Santa jumped out. 


“I want my Mummy,” the children screamed all the way home.

Santa scratched his head. “But, the last group of kids got a treat.”


Good grief, I couldn’t figure out how to write this one. The result: Four different versions. They all seemed to have a line similar to a picture book I’ve recently read or wanted to read. 

As time slipped away, I decided on “Boo!” So, for those Owl Babies fans, you’ll note the nod to “I want my mommy.” That’s my digital collage at the top, using images I recently purchased for a use just like this. One day, I hope to create my own characters.

I can’t wait to read the entries this year. Please visit Susanna’s blog for the 100 words or less stories.

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44 thoughts on “Halloweensie: Boo!

  1. Maybe Santa should stick with coming down the chimney instead of jumping out from behind bushes and scaring trick or treaters.

    B~O~O! 😀

    Love your digital collage! Reading all these entries will make for a FUN Halloween . . .

  2. See, this is what happens when Christmas decorations come out before Thanksgiving – the holiday lines become blurred and children scream for their mummies!

    This was a great story!

  3. Lots of fun, Stacy! I love the Halloween trio…and the photo is perfect! Santa jumping out and scaring them was quite a surprise…reminds me of when my oldest son would dress up and scare all the neighborhood kids when they came Trick or Treating. 🙂