The Contest: Here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth. Susanna Leonard Hill that is. “Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spooky, black cat, and cackle. 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 (you can count black cat as one word) and is 100 words (you can go under, but not over!) Get it? Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people :)”
That is how Susanna Leonard Hill starts off this contest. And I have a winner at 99 words. Here is my entry.
Olivia the Pig or Rather Not?
“Have You or Your Kids Ever Dressed Up Like Book Characters For Halloween?” This question on the library window made Sara plead with her mom to let her dress up like Olivia.— Sara’s favorite character since, ever. Mom made an Olivia Pig costume with striped pants and pointed hat. BUT, Sara doesn’t want to be a pig!
“I didn’t think Olivia was a Pig.”
“That would be taken already”
Then Sara took the character of “One Witch” to try on.
“Can I have a Black Cat and Cackle? I want to be spooky, too.”
Oh, Ok. Don’t like the title. A no no? Make up one for me will you? And leave it in the comments? Thanks so much!
You probably already know that this means no PPBF this Friday, right? But look for other cuter short stories of Halloween at Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and enjoy. And I have a great one for the following Friday and also a good post for this coming Tuesday. To give you a hint it will include a giveaway and have to do with my stats. So vote for me on Susanna’s blog and come back to see me on Tuesday and the following Friday. After that I will be traveling to Texas to see my sister to do one talk on November 11th at the Rockwall Retired Teachers Association and two talks at the Rockwall Library on November 13th. I’m looking forward to those. On my return home I’ll be autographing books at the Carver Senior Center on November 15 and 16, If you’re nearby, come see me ok?
- Halloweensie Challenge (juliana56lee.wordpress.com)
- Halloween Dance Party Countdown – The Halloweensie Contest (viviankirkfield.com)
- A Halloweensie Story (With Apologies to Mr. Poe) (c-c-hall.com)
- Camouflage Spell (catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com)
- Spooky Piggy (mikeallegra.com)
- TREAT OR TRICK? – A #Poem for Halloween (donnalsadd.wordpress.com)