It’s that time of year for a teeny, tiny Halloween tale called Halloweensie.
Author Susanna Leonard Hill began this contest and dares us (well, maybe encourages is a better word) to write a 100-word Halloween story for children. In addition to the 100-word limit, this year’s entry must contain the words Black Cat, Spooky, and Cackle.
Here’s my effort:
A Scary Halloween
By Stacy S. Jensen
Oscar thought Halloween was extra spooky this year.
Black cats barked.
His mom howled at the moon.
Fruits and vegetables filled his trick-or-treat pumpkin.
“I think there’s a problem!” he said.
Oscar ran home and searched the pantry.
One small candy bar remained. He ate it.
The room spun around.
His mom tapped him on the shoulder, “It’s time to trick-or-treat.”
Halloween returned to normal.
Black cats meowed.
All was normal, except, Oscar saw a yellow banana in his pumpkin.
“Ahhhhhh!,” Oscar yelled. “Let’s go!”
Wow. I have chills thinking about potatoes and carrots in a Halloween Pumpkin!
Entries can be posted on your own blog or in the comments on Susanna’s Halloweensie story until 11:59 p.m. EDT Halloween night (Oct. 31). You’ll find links spooky, scary, and funny entries on Susanna’s blog.
And one more thing …
I also have a post this week over at the Pikes Peak Writers Blog Writing from the Peak.
I wrote about my preparation for Picture Book Idea Month. I’m almost finished with the task I outlined for myself before November. I also share my goal for PiBoIdMo this year.
Have fun skipping around the Internet this week!