Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all had a day (and evening) that was just a touch of spooky, and sprinkle of sweet, and a whole lot of fun.
Over on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog, she’s sponsoring her annual Halloweensie contest. We are challenged to write a 100-word Halloween story for children using the words pumpkin, broomstick, and creak.
Every year I find the 100-word limit VERY challenging, but here goes:
WHERE’S THE TRICK?
Witches, wizards, living down my street
Why do they pick tonight to come and trick or treat?
Skeletons, ninjas, knocking on the door
I give them each a candy but they try to get quite more.
Pieces, handfuls, candy quickly gone
Running up and down my street and traipsing ‘cross the lawn.
One has a pumpkin head and one flies on a broom
One makes a creaking noise and howls up at the moon.
I think I’ll skip this holiday until I’m big and tall
I hope I’ve grown a little bit around this time next fall.
Head over to Susanna’s site and check out all the great entries!