Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloweensie Post

I've entered Susanna Leonard Hill's 4th Annual HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST!

Everyone participating writes a 100 word or less Halloween story that includes the words pumpkin, broomstick and creak.

Here is my entry which is exactly 100 words, not counting the title:




WITCHES' STINKY BREW


Witches shout trick or treat
and sing a scary tune,
then they swoop and fly about
beneath the yellow moon.

Zooming on their broomsticks,
they fly to the pumpkin patch,
but crash into some ivy
and start to itch and scratch.

They hear frightful creaks
and turn around to meet
a sickly Mr. Frog
crooning trick or treat.

Grabbing ten fat pumpkins
they scoop out all the goo
and toss it in their pot
and stir their stinky brew.

They share with Mr. Frog
to cure his throat’s high pitch,
but keep the rest to spread
upon their itchy itch!



Well, that's it. 
Wish me luck. 
She has great prizes to give away to the winners. Go here and check out the other entries.

Happy Halloweensie everyone!



62 comments:

  1. Fantastic, Janet, I love the way you used creaks. It made me giggle. Love that itchy itch ending.

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    1. Hi Robyn. Thanks, I enjoyed your story, too.

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  2. Such fun! Growing up, a neighbor spent a good part of summer sitting in our pool because of just such an itch, in just the right spot!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I hate those itchy, itches, too!

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  3. Great entry, Janet! I love the way you made those witches brew their stew. Great imagery. :)

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  4. Thanks, Clar! Witch's brew is a cure all if you stir it up just right.

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  5. Haha, you have me scratching all over!

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  6. This is darling. I think you've won us all over with your itchy itch ending. So fun.

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  7. This is a lot of fun. And as a poison ivy sufferer, I'd line up to buy some of that stinky brew if it worked!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. Me, too. I hate poison ivy, but get it every year. I'll have to look up those witches.

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  8. Cute! Your witches know how to cure the itches!

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  9. This is terrific. I think you will do well in the contest. Good luck!

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  10. I need some of that goo. Fun story. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks, Johnell. I'd like to have some of that goo, too.

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  11. Love how they feel in the poison ivy and had to concoct a potion to calm the itch. Great story and rhyme, Janet. :)

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    1. Thanks, Vivian. I had fun writing it.

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  12. Great story in a stinky package, Janet! I have a 'brew' entry too! ;0)

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  13. Ha! Well done. I think I'll be bringing some similar brew to our neighborhood do if I'm not careful.

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  14. Hahaha, Janet! You made me laugh :) I love the idea of the witches smearing pumpkin goo on their itchy spots :) Who knows? It might be a very effective treatment for poison ivy :) Thanks so much for a clever, fun entry! So glad you joined the Halloweensie high jinx!

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    1. Hi Susanna. It was fun. Thanks for the contest to get our creative juices flowing.

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  15. I'm always looking for a good poison ivy treatment - now where do I find witches brew?

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    1. Hmmm. Guess we'll have to go searching.. . or make some ourselves.

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  16. Fun to read an di might jus thane to try that poison ivy treatment. I admire all rhymers, too. Good luck.

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  17. I could use some of that pumpkin goo! Fun story! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I'd like to have some, too.

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  18. Cute ending :) itchy itch has such a nice ring to it . My son would love the pumpkin goo!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Rupali! I liked your story, too.

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  19. Itchy itchy goo seems like a great name for a poison ivy ointment! Fun Halloweensie!

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    1. Thanks, Maybe the witches should bottle it and put it on the market.

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  20. Love your froggy's creaks--fun story!

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    1. Thanks Carrie. Be nice if there was some goo to cure it.

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  22. I like that a mean old witches wants to help a frog. :) Way to go, and good luck.

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  23. Fun poem, I love the poison ivy idea!

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    1. Hi. Thanks, Donna. I used to get poison ivy all the time as a kid - and I still do.

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  24. Oh how fun! A Halloween poem with poison ivy. Too, too creative. Glad I stopped by.

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    1. Hi Pam. Thanks! Glad you stopped by, too.

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  25. Lots of fun, Janet! I thought I read this one already and commented...I guess it was on Susanna's comment thread. :) So you get double Whoo-hoo's!

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  26. Janet, you have such a gift for rhyming!! Love this:)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I feel like I've got a long way to go though.

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