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The spooktacular Susanna Leonard Hill has done it again.
It's time for the 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest.
1.Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under). The title is not included in the 100 words. You can go under, but not over the word count!
2.You must use the words candy corn, monster, and shadow. Candy corn will be counted as 1 word.
3.Your story can be scary, funny, or anything in between, poetry or prose, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those 3 words and is 100 words.
4.You may use the words in any form – e.g. monsters, monstrous, shadowy, shadowed,
5. NO ILLUSTRATION NOTES PLEASE! You may submit more than one entry.
6.Post your story on your blog between right now this very second and Tuesday October
31st by 11:59 PM EDT and add your post-specific link to this list.
Thank you, Susanna for always inviting us to have some fun and for the treats for the winners! Here is my 94 word story for the contest. Thank you for stopping by. Happy Halloween.
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Parade of Horribles
by Janie Reinart
In wicked woods
a band of bones
rattles and groans
to the beat
of a howl,
The moon so ripe
as banshees' shadows
Past the welcome sign,
the mint bark bridge,
a gumdrop throne,
Licking her mouth
she cackles and shouts,
“Trick, my Treats! There’s no way out!”
Love the lyrical language, voice, and that clever twist ending :) I'm having second thoughts about following that candy trail! Good Luck, Janie!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Charlotte. No candy corn for me 🎃Delete
Oooo, a Hansel & Gretelesque piece!ReplyDelete
Did you like the Welcome sign? 🎃 Thanks for reading.Delete
You've really created a mood, there, Janie. Hauntingly eerie. I started one, but it needs work. So much talent here.ReplyDelete
Ah-ooooooo! Love the language! Nice creepy piece you've got here, Janie! It would be great to read as kids enter a haunted house. They'd think twice about going in, LOL.ReplyDelete
Yikes! I don’t like haunted houses. Thanks, Jilanne for stopping by.ReplyDelete
This is wonderfully haunting, Janie! I love the mood you've created with your fantastic word choices. Well done!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jill :). Do you have a story?Delete
What a mood?! That ending of yours is such a fun twist. So well done. All the best JanieReplyDelete
Watch out for the witchy queen! LOLDelete
Janie, your entry sparkles and shines. I adore it and it is CREEPY. I like your use of typography, too. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kathy. I'm heading over to read your final story.Delete
Fun and spooky! Great job weaving in candy corn, monster, and shadow. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Manju. The candy corn got me to thinking about trails.Delete
The witchy queen scares me. Good luck!ReplyDelete
It's good to be queen! LolDelete
Scary witch! I love the candy land marks. Almost like a spooky "Candyland." Best of luck!ReplyDelete
Lol. Funny idea for spooky "Candyland."ReplyDelete
Didn't see that witch queen coming! Love the mood you've created.ReplyDelete
What a fun twist ending. Love it.ReplyDelete
Love this! So lyrical and eerie, and a great ending!ReplyDelete
Wonderful atmospheric set-up, beautiful use of language, nice spooky story, Janie! And love the ending! Nicely done! Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie fun!ReplyDelete