Unless you’ve been hiding under an apple barrel, I think you know what time of year it is. That’s right: leaves are falling, creatures are crawling, so it must be Halloweensie week!
THE 9TH ANNUAL HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST!!!
~ FOR CHILDREN’S WRITERS ~
Writers near and far are sharpening their pencils and exercising their typing fingers and minds to create, in the words of the extraordinary contest creator, Susanna Hill, “a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words), using the words potion, cobweb, and trick. Your story can be scary, funny, sweet, 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!).”
Please stop by Susanna’s blog to read more awesome entries!
Without further ado, my 96-word entry, the idea for which, true confession, occurred to me when I saw an advertisement for a magic, internet-connected mirror (now that is one scary mirror, in my humble opinion):
“Mirror, mirror on the wall! Make me ghastly and gruesome for the Hallow’s Eve Ball.”
“Try this potent lotion, your shadow will glow green. Then sip this toad’s blood potion to grow warts never seen.”
“If you add a cobweb necklace and braid eels through your hair, you can be the death of the party — a real howling scare.”
“Mirror, mirror on the wall! If this isn’t a trick, I’ll be the ghost of the Ball.”
“A trick not a treat? That would be such a foul feat! But you’re a ghost, so we’ll see…