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