Halloweensie Contest

Susanna Leonard Hill’s 5th Annual HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST is here! The contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children, using the words costumedark, and haunt.  


by Dawn Young (97 words)


On Halloween night as their party drew near,

the minnows, preparing for tail tingling fear,

got dressed up in costumes; one fattened his fin,

flashed needle-knife teeth and a big hungry grin.

The party was rockin’ the old sunken ship,

still haunted by souls from an ill-fated trip.

Emerging at midnight, those piratey-ghosts,

spooked scale after scale off the guests and the hosts,

all desperately darting out into the dark,

until that wise minnow disguised as a shark,

circled the ghosts, ‘til the ghosts fled in fright,

leaving the minnows to party all night!




14 thoughts on “Halloweensie Contest

  1. Great story/rhyme, Dawn! I think I just saw a group of partying minnows flit by.

    You know, whenever I think of you, I hear—and see—you singing that song, “All About That Rhyme. It left quite an impression.

    On another note, I just saw the movie, The Martian, tonight. Strong, smart female characters. Diverse cast. Great promo for STEM, although the science is a bit far-stretched. My son loved it.


    • Thanks Julianne. I hope you followed those minnows – they know how to have a good time 😉 I’ll have to check out that movie.

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