Halloweensie contest

It’s time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 4th Annual HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST!!!!!
The Contest:  write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words pumpkinbroomstick, and creak.


In a haunted old house, a small mouse that went squeak

scurried about on a floor that went creak.

That creak woke the cat, all scraggly and black,

who wanted that mouse for his Halloween snack.

He chased that small mouse, while his claws sliced and slashed,

leaving the pumpkins all gutted and gashed.

That small harmless mouse, now ravenous too,

escaped up a broomstick and into some brew.

After a fizzle, a sizzle and BOOM,

out popped a mouse-monster as big as the room.

That beastly-like creature, eyeballing the cat,

swiped and then kitty just vanished…

like that.





38 thoughts on “Halloweensie contest

  1. Great story, Dawn! Love the rhyme and how the cat gets his come-uppance! My son, the cat lover, would probably disagree. But my blogger friend, Mike Allegra, HeyLookaWriterFellow, is a rodent lover. I’m going to send your link to him for a fun read. Cheers!

  2. What a fun story, Dawn! I love how the tables got turned on the cat 🙂 (Although I did feel a little sort for him!) Wonderful rhyme and rhythm to your story, and nice word choice with “gutted and gashed”! Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie fun! 🙂

  3. Another great one Dawn! I can’t wait until you make it big!!! Your work is always such a joy to read. One picture book reading at critique group still rings in my head every time. I think of it whenever I am in my closet.

    • Thank you Savannah! That means a lot to me. I’m so glad Holly stuck with you 🙂 Excited to see you at the conference next weekend!

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