The Halloweensie Story

Jack o'lantern by sleddogpirate/flickr

Jack O'lantern

Here is a tiny Halloweensie story for the contest as thought up by Susanna Leonard Hill. 

The Carnival

Liam and Megan raced through the carnival, laughing and giggling, out of breath. Gasping for air in the shadow of a roller coaster, they jumped as it raced past. Coming to a tent, the dark opening made Liam pause. He pulled on Megan’s arm to bring her inside and saw a Jack o’lantren on the table. Suddenly Liam turned and said “boo”, making her jump three feet in the air. “Stop it” Megan said, taking his hand, and saw the old woman with a tub of candied apples. Both said “Yum, Yum”. The end

The Contest:  write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children, using the words boo!candied apple, and jack o’lantern (these words were randomly selected from the words you submitted here and on Face Book!)  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 (you can go a little under, but not over!)  Now do you get it?  Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people 🙂

Happy Halloween!

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About ClaraBowmanJahn

Journal writer. Author of "Annie's Special Day" And coauthor of Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story." Proud mother and grandmother of wonderful kids. Wife of brilliant husband. Servant of two cats. Member of Pennwriters and SCBWI.
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14 Responses to The Halloweensie Story

  1. Such a fun entry. The contest is on hold, so maybe I’ll get something written. Have been busy! – Pat

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Yes, Life gets in the way of blogging at times. I just got over food poisoning and am extremely tired just now recovering. If I hadn’t written this story earlier it wouldn’t have made it up by Oct 31st.

      Can’t wait to read your entry. 🙂

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      • I wrote mine, but waited too ate to enter it. Oh well. Was working on an author/illustrator interview that consumed me for a few days. That will teach me! 🙂

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        • clarbojahn says:

          Don’t be hard on yourself. Author interviews and book reviews are what your blog is about anyway isn’t it? Not joining contests, right?

          Anyway I think Susanna is still snowed under and without electricity so the contest was a not as good as it could have been. No linky list.

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        • Patricia – the contest was delayed because I had no power, so you still have time to enter! Please join in the fun!

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  2. I love it. I remember those school carnivals we had around Halloween. Fun and scary. Every time I see the “candied apple” makes my teeth hurt. Probably some weird child hood experience.

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  3. Tracy Bermeo says:

    This was great. I want to read more! What happened after the old woman with the candied apples? Looking forward to Susanna getting power and internet soon. I miss her posts.

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  4. Great story,Clar!You packed a lot of action into 100 words and made those words count. Now I have to take this example and apply it to my memoir writing. Thanks for the prompt.:-)

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  5. Loved your story, Clar! Very engaging 🙂

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