Happy Halloween everyone!
A Halloweensie is a not-very-long (100 words or less) story for children.
I’ve been getting plenty of practice writing short stories in response to the flash fiction challenges set by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch; and, as my stories often feature children, I thought I’d give Susanna’s challenge a go.
Rules of the contest are:
Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words, children here defined as 12 and under), using the words spider, ghost, and moon. 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!)
Stories must be submitted before Monday October 31st by 11:59 PM EDT.
There are some very generous prizes for contest winners.
For more information, check out Susanna’s post.
I am submitting mine a little earlier in case some of you don’t know about the contest and would like to join in. There’s still time. There’s also plenty of great Halloweensies to read on Susanna’s post if you have time for some fun reading!
No moon was out,
So ghosts were about,
Looking for people to scare.
Little Ghost was unsure,
He’d not joined in before,
Anxious, hesitating to dare.
“You’ll be all right.
Simply give them a fright.
It’s easy, just give it a try.”
Dad sounded brave,
With advice that he gave:
Nothing would scare him for sure.
“I’ll give it a go.”
Little Ghost followed slow,
As Dad floated up to the door,
Then let out a scream
As, down from a beam,
A spider descended nearby.
Little Ghost laughed
At his Dad taking fright:
A spider like that wouldn’t bite!
If you are looking for a fun game to play on Halloween, check out the Trick or Treat board game.
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