It’s the 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest over at Susanna Hills Blog and lots of wonderful prizes to be won. But best of all great stories to read and writerly friends aplenty. It’s like a bonfire explosion going on!
The rules should you wish to join in are… (quoted from Susanna’s Blog) write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children ( 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. ( I know 100 words is short, but that’s part of the fun and the challenge! Also, you may use the words in any form – e.g. monsters, monstrous, shadowy, shadowed, whathaveyou 🙂 NO ILLUSTRATION NOTES PLEASE! (And yes, you may submit more than one entry if you’re so inclined 🙂 )
Here is my entry at 99 words…
MONSTER IN THE KITCHEN
POP! BANG! POP!
“There is goes again. Did you hear it?” said Mia to her little brother Jake.
He nodded furiously.
They tip toed down the hall.
“It’s coming from the kitchen,” whispered Mia.
As she peeked around the corner there suddenly lurked a huge shadow of a monster.
A scream escaped Mia’s trembling lips.
A blanket dropped to the floor beside the candle-lit pumpkin face.
“Papa, Papa!” yelled Jake. He ran into the kitchen and Papa’s arms.
“What are you doing Papa?” asked Mia gasping.
“Making Halloween Candy-corn for you children.” laughed Papa.
“Yum!” Mia and Jake cheered.
Now if you are interested in entering just post your entry on your blog and link it back to Susanna’s blog. You have until 31st October. Good Luck! Pop over to Susanna’s blog anyway and check out all the neat spooky stories. Great reading for a cool night in front of the fire while munching on Candy-corn. 😉
I like it. Well written! Good luck.
Papa popping candy corn, love it! Good luck in the contest!
Papa’s scary shadow! That was very cute! Good luck!
Yep. Just right the little kids. )
Phew! Glad it all worked out for the kids. Hope they enjoyed their treat.
Oh yes! Thanks for stopping bye.
Very cute! What a wonderful, loving Papa monster! 🙂
Arr yes. Thanks for stopping bye.
Clever! Fun and just right for Halloween! Good luck, Diane 🙂
🙂 Thanks for stopping bye.
Very cute. What a great Papa!
Thank you Maria.
I’d love to try home made candy corn. =) Good luck!
Haha… me too. Thanks Gregory.
A new twist on the Halloween theme.
Glad you like it. Thanks.
Cute! Glad it was daddy and not a monster.
Yes, luckily. Thanks Christine.
Ya had me going there…nice job!
best of luck
Good. Thanks Willow.
Good, Thanks Willow.
I like a sweet story like this mixed into the scarier ones AND the fact that Dad’s the cook. Good luck.
Thank you, glad you like it, Kath.
Thank you Alissa.
Mmm… all of Papa’s popping has me craving some kettle corn! Good stuff. 🙂
Yeah I’m craving pop-corn too.
Haha! I think only Papas could pop candy corn! Cute!
Glad you like the story Rhonda.
Ha, ha! Nice ending with a nice dad.
Isn’t he a nice Dad. 🙂
Nice job building tension, Diane, and so clever to use popcorn! I love how everyone’s mind goes a different direction! Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!
You’re welcome Susanna. I love joining in when I can. This was fun.