Nope, this isn’t a review and there is no pie either. Booo, hisssssss. Not so quick! Halloweensie is an annual writing contest hosted by children’s author Susanna Leonard Hill, and I couldn’t pass up writing a little Halloween ditty for the kiddos. The contest rules are:
1) The story must be appropriate for kids and no longer than 100 words. Keep it brief, people.
2) It must be a story — beginning, middle, end. Make it arc, people.
3 ) The story must include the words ghost, spider, and moon. Let’s do this, people. ENJOY!
“I don’t like Halloween,” Dot said.
“Me neither,” York agreed.
“Here they come!” Junior shouted. “HIDE!”
“Where? There’s no place to go,” Reese said. “Stay still.”
A ghost and spider hovered over them and stared for what seemed like hours. The ghost reached out and grabbed Junior and Dot.
“AAAAH!” they screamed.
The spider wrapped one of its legs around York and Reese.
“NOOOO!” they yelled.
“Kids? Say ‘Trick or Treat.’ Say ‘thank you.’”
“Trick or Treat! Thank you!” The ghost and spider dropped the candy in their bags, ran to their parents, and disappeared down the moonlit street.