Saturday, October 31, 2020

The 10th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest


Welcome to the 10th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest 

The Contest: write 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 skeleton, creep, and mask.  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!)  Get it?  Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people 

 Here is my 97 word entry.



One Halloween night at the old, haunted house

Lived ten SCARY skeletons and one timid mouse.

Creepy-carved pumpkins flickered their light

greeting ghostly goblins that roamed the dark night.

“It’s gonna be a SPOOKTACULAR night!

We’ll offer them treats and watch with delight

As they shriek and scream and flee with fright.

It’s gonna be a SPOOKTACULAR night!”

Under the moonlight ten scary skeletons wait

When they see masked goblins float through the gate.

“Eeeek!” Screamed ten SCARED skeletons and one timid mouse

As they raced back into the old, haunted house!  

It was a SPOOKTACULAR night!

I hope you enjoyed my entry. I had a spooktacular time writing it.

To read other entries click here to visit Susanna Leonard Hill's Blog.

Happy Halloweensie everyone!


  1. spooktacular story! Love the one timid mouse.

  2. Very cute. I like the repetition and the one timid mouse. Good luck!

  3. What a fun bouncy rhyme, particularly like the one timid mouse.

  4. Cute story and it would be fun to illustrate! Best of luck in the contest!

  5. This is a wonderful prop to write about Halloween.
    I am enjoying your book very much about hummingbirds. It's a beautifully illustrated book with really wonderful poems. Great job!
    I hope you will have a very good Thanksgiving.

    1. Hi Brenda. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you're enjoying my book. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.


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