At long last, it’s time for the one and only, sixth-annual (and counting),
Great Halloweensie Contest
(crowds of little people, and little-people lovers, cheer)
to wit, to 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. And if you visit Susanna Hill’s blog, you’ll find more entries like the ones below (and many, many more that are better!).
Wait! “Ones below?”
Yep – I wrote two this year. After I learned on Sunday that *gasp* trick-or-treating is cancelled due to the outbreak of a rather nasty stomach bug in our school community, I was inspired to write the second story. Enjoy!
Another Halloweensie Tale
“Another Halloweensie tale, please?”
“Just one, then bedtime…”
“Little Miss Muffet”
“So last century.”
“Sat on a Tuffet;”
“Eating her curds and whey.”
“No way! Why not a Halloween treat?”
“A Milky Way, Mars Bar or Moon Pie!”
“Along came a spider…”
“Who sat down beside her…”
“SAT? We creep, climb, spin, but NEVER sit.”
“And frightened Miss Muffet a…”
“WAIT! One itsy, bitsy spider scared that curd-chewing, tuffet-sitting Hag?”
“LOOK! That moonbeam shines right through her. She’s pale as a
“Creep! Climb! Spin! Up the Water Spout! Onto the Web!”
Ghost clicked off the light and stacked her sheets. Spider unsnapped his web from the porch and rolled it into a ball. Witch doused the flames under her simmering brew as a cloud of bats blanketed the Moon.
“Another Halloween, and no trick-or-treaters braved our door,” Ghost sighed.
“We had tasty treats ready,” squeaked Spider.
“I guess we’ll have to wait another year,” Witch sniffled.
Moon struggled free from the bat wrappings. She lit a path towards town.
“Follow me!” Ghost exclaimed.
“Trick or treat,” the trio proclaimed. They delivered the tasty treats to costumed kids throughout the town.