Hi everyone, it’s that time of year when pumpkins lit smiling toothy grins, hot potions are stirring in black pots over smouldering fires and spiders are dancing across their webs scaring children passing by and ghostly sounds come from dark places best not to venture too close. Oooooooo! It’s that time of year when Susanna’s Halloweensie Contest is here again for Children’s writers.
Here is what you need to do to enter…
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 potion, cobweb, and trick. Your story can be scary, funny, sweet, 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. Also, you may use the words in any form – e.g. potions, cobwebbed, trickery, whathaveyou! NO ILLUSTRATION NOTES PLEASE! (And yes, you may submit more than one entry if you’re so inclined! )
Post: your story on your blog between 12:00 AM EDT Monday October 28th and Thursday October 31st by 11:59 PM EDT and add your post-specific link on Susanna’s blog.
Here is mine at 100 words:
ONE SPECIAL NIGHT
Samara Spider stirred her secret potion
ready for guests on this special night.
Taste testing she felt something was missing
and stepping over her lit pumpkins,
slid down her silky cobweb to shop.
Locating her special ingredient hurried back
to finish cooking and set the table just right.
As the guests filed in one by one and sat down,
Samara took the seat beside handsome Sultan Spider,
and popped the question.
“Is this a trick?” he cried with surprise.
“Why certainly not!” said Samara.
“A girl can ask to go trick or treating with whoever she likes!”
“Sure!” He smiled.
Don’t forget to pop over to Susanna’s blog and enjoy reading all the stories.