HAPPY HALLOWEEN READERS!
Below is my story for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 7th HALLOWEENSIE contest. I tried my hand at rhyme using what I learned from a webinar by Renée LaTulippe. Here are the rules:
The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words), using the words candy corn, monster, and shadow. (Candy corn will be counted as 1 word.) 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 under, but not over!) Get it? Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people .
TRICK NO TREAT (99 words)
by Traci Bold
Today was Halloween.
Shadow planned the perfect greeting.
She was mostly into tricking,
Not so much the treating.
This year would be different,
her friends gathered by her house.
She snuck out back to scare them
quiet as a mouse.
None of her friends saw her
when she hollered out, “A KID!”
She laughed and howled and hooted
as she watched what each friend did.
“Wait a minute!”
The moon appeared.
Shadow was seen.
She shared candy corn,
No longer being mean.
Readers, please visit Susanna’s site to read more of the HALLOWEENSIE contest stories. Great stories for Halloween night with your kiddos!
Stay safe everyone!