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The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spooky, black cat, and cackle. 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 (you can count black cat as one word) 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 🙂 [Note: of you choose to use cackle as a verb, any form is acceptable – cackles, cackled, cackling…].
Without further ado, I present my humble entry, weighing in at a hefty 99 words…
Two Orange Pups and the Spooky StewTwo Orange Pups Tails tipped White; Spy Black Cat- Cackle delight. “Tiger Eye, Snout of Shrew; Kitty we need- Holiday Brew!” “Silly Pups! Won’t catch me,” Nero screeched From Sycamore Tree. “Python Fang, Gristly Goo; Where’s Black Cat For Spooky Stew?” Nero crept, Slender branch; Crackling, crumbling- Kitty no chance. “Red Newt Claw, Horned Owl Poo; Brew is set- Except for YOU!” Paws hit Grass, Arch full height; Hiss at Pups- Tremble! Fright! “Black! Cat! What Troubles YOU? Come! Share! Bubbling brew!” “Share! Brew! With Skinny me?” Nero purred Round Sycamore Tree. Two Orange Pups Tails tipped White; Stuffed Black Cat- Halloween Night!