Oh my! It’s that time of year again and our lovely writing buddy and friend, Susanna Leonard  Hill never misses an opportunity to run a competition.  In fact this is the 4th year she has run the Halloweensie Contest on her blog.  So if you want some good-ole spooky reading with all the trimmings, then head on over to her blog, here.  We have already celebrated Halloween here last night (being time zoned in the future…hehe).  Although it’s not so widely celebrated here we did have a number of cute Spidermen, even a Spiderwoman, witches, devils, spacemen, fairies and princesses knock on our door.  Of course I had my basket of sweets waiting.  You should have seen the look on a couple of faces when I asked a couple of real cuties what their trick would have been.  Their parents standing at the top of the drive laughed as the little ones full of hopeful smiles, shrugged! haha!

Well it’s getting late posting this but here is my entry (100 words as required with the words; pumpkin, creak, and broomstick) with a twist, guess who?  Enjoy!

                                 Polly’s Walkabout!

Polly heard the creaking floorboard, peering out she sees a cape-like shadow with broomstick move along the walls. Polly waits, and then creeps out of bed, past lighted pumpkin, past sleeping brother and into Mum and Dad’s room.

Polly nudges Mum awake. Mum picks her up and takes her back to bed.

Later Polly hears the creaking floorboard, and sees the cape-like shadow move along the wall again.

Polly nudges Mum awake. Mum picks her up and takes her back to bed.

Later, too tired and without looking Mum moves the covers of her bed. The cape-like shadow slides in.


Thank you for stopping in.  Happy Halloween!

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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30 Responses to HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST!!!!!

  1. Janet Smart says:

    Oh, My! Spooky ending.

  2. Yikes! I might have to sleep with the light on tonight! Nice goosebumpy story, Diane! The high school is putting on The Adams Family tonight, so we are headed there after the majority of trick-or-treaters are done. The signal here is the porch light! But we never get many because we are surrounded by college students. Enjoy your weekend, Diane!

    • OOoh sounds like the school play will be a lot of fun. Hope you enjoyed it. We are now heading towards GuyFawkes which is celebrated on Wednesday the 5th November. Lots of fireworks then. We don’t have many kids here either, but the few who came were delightful. Have a great weekend.

  3. nrhatch says:

    Ooh . . . spooky! Happy Halloween!

  4. Uh-oh! Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of man? Only the Shadow knows…but wait…he IS the Shadow. 🙂 Probably no one will recognize the reference to the Shadow…it was an OLD radio show from back in the 1930’s…and no…I was not alive yet. 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Love your story, Diane…quite a scary ending…now I won’t want to go to bed tonight. 😉

  5. Oh my goodness! Diane! What a creepy ending! Shivers! 🙂 I’m going to be looking over my shoulder for caped shadows this Halloween night! Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun! (And I loved your description of your little trick-or-treaters with their hopeful smiles – so sweet! :))

    • Thank you so much, Susanna. You do so much for the writing community as well as hosting these amazing competitions. I am just so glad I could be a part of it. Hope you enjoyed your Halloween night.

  6. I’m hoping the cape-like shadow is Polly…sleepwalking???? Otherwise…Yikes, is right! Fun entry, Diane!

  7. Lauri Meyers says:

    Diane, And now I am officially too scared to go to bed. Great. Nearly every night we have one or two gremlins climb into bed with us. I hope it’s not a cape shaped shadow tonight. spooky 😦

  8. A spooky walkabout! I love that!

  9. SL Eastler says:

    Diane…ooh, what lurks beneath the cape…a little brother or sister beneath their blanket?

  10. How very clever you are, Sara. Loved your blog and story btw. Lovely to see you here.

  11. Cathy Ballou Mealey says:

    My little goblins always dragged their special blankies along when they asked to crawl into our big bed. I guess this cape blankie was Super special – and spooky!

    • mmm… strangely enough it wasn’t a blankie that climbed into bed…. close but no… lol. I can imagine how cute your goblins were climbing into bed with there blankie.

  12. Rupali says:

    Creepy ! And spooky! And Scary .. lights on tonight even if Halloween is done. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Ooooh, that’s a creepy walkabout!

  14. Stacy S. Jensen says:

    I agree with cathy… that’s a creepy walkabout. Spooky ending! I may have to reconsider the next time I just roll over. 🙂

  15. Fabulous, creepy ending. Love the repitition — very effective.

  16. Oh it’s scary… I think the ending was great for this short story!

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