One of the most enjoyable parts of this writing community comes in the form of contests & challenges. This is my first year participating in Susanna Hill’s Halloweensie contest, but surely not my last. I’ve included a snippet from her blog, explaining the rules below. (Oh, I also borrowed the jack-o-lantern from her blog! I wanted to keep with the theme, you know?)
The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (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 🙂 (And yes, I know 100 words is short, but that’s part of the fun and the challenge! We got nearly 150 fantastic entries last year, so I know you can do it!) 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 🙂 ) https://susannahill.com/2017/10/16/bic-folks-announcing-the-7th-annual-halloweensie-writing-contest-guidelines/
And without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to…. (drumroll)
Candie’s Monster Shadows
Candie Corn was excited; it was her favorite night of the year!
She loved everything from costumes to yummy treats.
Her problem was the scary shadows.
This year will be different, she thought, putting on her costume. I’ll pretend they’re something else.
Later, when trick-or-treating was over, she headed home.
One shadow looked like a spider. “You’re just a hand,” she said, giving a wave.
The next resembled a bat, “but I’ll make you a butterfly!”
“And you’re not a monster you’re a monkey!” she giggled.
She tricked away every shadow until she was Home Treat Home.
I hope you’re all having fabulous fall weather! Best of luck to all the other Halloweensie participants. I can’t wait to read your fabulous posts!
Thanks for reading, come back anytime!