“Ethan, wake up!” Shawna whispered to the lump of covers.
“Go away,” came his muffled response.
She nudged him. “It’s here! Our favorite holiday!”
He threw the quilt off his head.
Shawna bounced with excitement. “Mom’s making newt stew.” She poked her brother with a broom handle. “I’m gonna be a witch, like mom. See, I get to borrow her spare broom.”
Ethan rolled his eyes. “I’m thirteen. Trick-or-treat is for babies.”
Shawna narrowed her eyes and pointed the broom at his forehead. “I swear; if you don’t go with me, I’ll have mom turn you into a bat.”
So, here’s the deal. Halloween really isn’t my thing…but writing is Nancy at Spirit Lights the Way told me about a writing contest and it looked like so much fun, I had to do it. That’s the story about this 99-word story!
Susanna Hill created the following contest – the winning prize being 5 autographed children’s picture books (how cool is that?) Here’s the challenge:
Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words witch, bat, and “trick-or-treat“. 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
So, Happy Halloween and stuff!!!