Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all have a great Halloween weekend – our days are filled with trick or treating, and a costume birthday party for a certain boy turning 9 years old (yikes!).
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 costume, dark and, haunt.
Every year I find the 100-word limit VERY challenging, and some years I feel particularly uninspired (like this year), but here goes:
SPARKLE AND SHINE
Winnie knew her costume was a mistake. Inside, her sparkles had shined in all the right places. But outside in the dark night, everything was gray.
A haunted ghost passed her. She should have dressed scary.
Her sister Jean walked up dressed in a fluffy tutu. “I know what you’re missing,” Jean said.
She pointed her flashlight at Winnie. Colored reflections circled everywhere.
“Now lead the way,” Jean said.
Winnie raised her chin and proudly led them through the neighborhood. She returned home with a grin on her face, candy in her tummy, and big plans for next year’s costume.
Head over to Susanna’s site and check out all the great entries!
On a side note, for the next few months I will be posting to the blog less frequently. Please stick around – hopefully you’ll find the quality more valuable than the quantity.