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Two Orange Pups & the Spooky Stew

Thrilled to be throwing my (witch’s) hat into the ring for
(direct from the awesome & amazing Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog,
courtesy google images

The Contest:  write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spookyblack 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 Stew

Two 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!