The 3rd Annual HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST by Susanna Leonard Hill

The 3rd Annual HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST by Susanna Leonard Hill

Susanna’s contest rules:

The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spooky, black cat, and cackle. Your story can be scary, funny or anything in between, poetry or prose, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those 3 words (you can count black cat as one word) 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 🙂 [Note: of you choose to use cackle as a verb, any form is acceptable – cackles, cackled, cackling…]

Here’s my submission…hope you enjoy!! Let me know what you think.

The House on Spooky Lane

There was one house on a hill at the end of Spooky Lane. The windows were cracked, the door crooked and the paint chipped.

“A witch lives in that house.” announced Josh. “Her loud cackles heard every Halloween.”

“Let’s go back!” begged Emma.

“Let’s go to that house.” urged Josh. “You wanted to come and Mama said to stay with us.”

Suddenly Emma’s dog broke off leash to chase a black cat, the kids followed.

When they got to the house, they found the dog. The house was vacant.

“I want to come back next year!” exclaimed Emma.

Josh sighed.

37 Responses »

  1. Fun story. It is hard to fill in all the details in 100. Your story is not finished until you say it is. I know you wrote it for the contest but keep playing with it and see where it goes. I was always afraid as a child so I can really relate to Emma. Just so you know, the story I posted, I rewrote 10 times. Other stories I’ve finished years after completing the first draft. Consider this a start, not an end.

  2. Kids, dogs, black cats and haunted houses make for a fun and spooky Halloween tale. 🙂 Emma and Josh seem like fun characters. I’d like to learn what happens if they do come back. Cute ending! Nice job, Keila!

  3. Leave it to the little sister to muddy up the outing 🙂 Poor Josh when there was no witch after all, and how relieved Emma seems 🙂 It’s lovely to meet you, Keila, and I’m so glad you entered the contest! Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie shenanigans! 🙂

    • Nice to meet you too Susanna. Happy to give it a go. Brothers! Always trying to scare little sisters and certainly do not like them hanging around, especially on Halloween. 🙂

  4. I liked your story. I know what happen and it is just right for Halloween.

    You said, “I need a class in character development using only 100 words. :)”

    The truth is you are not alone with wanting a class in character development using only 100 words. If you find one, shoot me an email. I will sign up as well. I need to learn how to do it as well.

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