Saturday, October 27, 2018

Halloweensie Post


Halloweensie Post

I've entered Susanna Leonard Hill's 8th Annual  HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST!
Everyone participating writes  a 100 word or less Halloween Story that includes the words shiver, cauldron and howl!

 Below are my two entries: The first one is exactly 100 words and the second one is 88 words.

The Halloween Night Talent Show

 “Let the Halloween talent show begin!” howled Walter Werewolf.

Barney Bat swung on the trapeze.

Marvin Mummy moonwalked.

Shivery Skeleton played Monster Mash on his ribs.

“Piff! Poof!” Wendola Witch created candy in her cauldron.

 “How can I win?” said Gabby Ghost. “All I do is juggle.”

He grabbed his six tiny pumpkins and floated toward center stage.

Wendola Witch stuck out her skinny shoe.

Gabby tripped.

Gabby flipped.

Gabby spun all about and landed in the candy-filled cauldron.

Sweet Goodies flew into everyone’s bags.

“Happy Halloween!” shouted Gabby.

His six tiny pumpkins fell and stacked on Wendola’s pointy hat. 


Happy Howl-oween!

Scary ghosts, wicked werewolfs,
vampires and creatures
Burst forth onto the sidewalks
wearing bright sneakers.

Little monsters rush about
Chanting, “Trick or treat!”
Mothers give from a cauldron,
Candies, sour and sweet.

Goblins gather, monsters march
On this spooky night.
Mummies shiver, cold winds howl,
Wild witches take flight.

Furry bats fly, spooks collide
Through the haunted house.
“Sit a spell and sip some brew,”
Squeaks the tiny mouse.

“Happy Howl-oween!” spooks shout,
as the moon shines bright.
“We’ll be back again next year
On this frightful night.”

Well, there they are. 
Wish me luck. 
She has great prizes to give away to the winners. Go here and check out the other entries.

Happy Halloweensie everyone!


  1. You have two fun entries! I really like when the witch sticks out her toe and begins a series of events, with the pumpkins landing on top of her in the end.

    Good luck with the contest!

  2. Wow. Two entries. I'm impressed. I want to be at that party. :)

    1. Hi, Johnell. Thanks. Yes I think it would be a fun place to be.

  3. Happy Howl-loween! Sich a cute and festive poem!

  4. Two great entries for double the Howl-oween fun! Good luck!

  5. Fun entries. Serves the witch right, glad Gabby was okay. Best of luck.

  6. Yay, Gabby for the win! Really cute stories and great job at writing TWO of them! Good luck and Happy Halloween!

    1. Hi Angela. Thank you and Happy Halloween to you, too.

  7. Nice work on both stories. Good luck!

  8. Two fun entries, but I think I like the one that ends with pumpkins on a poky hat the best. So much talent in that Halloween room, LOL. Good luck!

  9. Great job on both entries and I love your website! Good luck and Happy Halloween!

    1. Hi! Thanks so much and Happy Halloween to you, too.

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    1. Hi Angela. Thanks and good luck to you, too.

  11. Wendola was lucky karma didn't hit her harder. :) Gabby was such a good sport to turn a mishap into a happening event. Good story. Enjoyed the poem too!

  12. I think Gabby ended up being the star of the show :) And I like the spookiness of your second entry - just right for kids :) Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie fun, Janet!

    1. Hi, Susanna. Thanks for sponsoring Halloweensie!

  13. What a fun story! Great use of the words too. Hope you did well in the contest. Sounds fun! :)

    1. Thanks, Jess. But we haven't heard the results yet.


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