It’s the end of October and writers know what that means. Halloween-sie time! At this time of the year author Susanna Hill hosts a writing contest. Participates submit a short story using 100 words or less in poetry or prose that must use specific vocabulary, for a chance to win prizes. This year the words are haunt, dark, and costume. Read my entry below, then click here to check out Susanna’s page for some delightful stories created by some amazing kidlit writers and writer-illustrators.
“What are you working on Boo?” asked Spooky.
“Tweaking this Fright-O-Meter I created after the haunt contest last year.” she said. “It measures scare responses.”
“Such a dark day losing to those deadbeat zombies.” said Spooky. “Let’s go to the mall to test it.”
Boo set the instrument to super scary. They used chain clangs, shrill shrieks, and windy woos to frighten shoppers. The machine flashed. Her invention worked.
“We’ll lose again over my dead body!” said Spooky.
Boo could see his spirit lift.
On Halloween night, they scared the pants off every human in costume winning 1st place. BOO-YAH!