I just love entering writing contests. It's challenging to write to a prompt with a specific set of rules, and it's inspiring to read all the other entries. For the second year in a row, I'm entering Susanna Leonard Hill's 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest. As the name implies, it's a "teensy" Halloween contest . . . the word count is 100 words or less. The theme is Halloween, and this year writers must incorporate the following three words (or any form of the words): monster, shadow, and candy corn (which counts as one word). The story must appeal to children ages 12 and under, and must have a full story arc with a beginning, middle and end. Not so easy to accomplish! Here's a link to the contest rules . . . you still have time to join in the ghoulish fun, and also please stop by to read the terrific entries already posted.
I hope you enjoy my story!
Gook luck to all and Happy Halloween!
By Melissa Stoller
Halloween boos every year
Lurking shadows, fright, and fear
Goblins loom, witches broom
Ghosts spreading doom
I’m Little Monster – watch me smile
Whirl, twirl, and beguile
Tutu spins, sequins glitter
Dance, prance, leap, and flitter
I will never dare or scare
Tricks and fright – I don’t care
Let me simply glimmer, shimmer
Eating treats as light glows dimmer
Candy corn, lollipops
Caramel apples, chocolate drops
That is Halloween to me
No tricks just treats, could it be
Yes indeed – I’ll have my day
As myself, my own way
Dancing in costume, house to house
Collecting sweets as a ballerina mouse!