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Halloweensie Contest 2017: TRICKS & TREATS

Halloweensie Contest 2017: TRICKS & TREATS

It’s Halloweensie time! Every October author Susanna Hill hosts a writing contest. The rules: write a 100 word Halloween story for kids 12 and under using the words candy corn (counted as one word), monster, and shadow.

Tricks & Treats 


The Candy Corn Quartet arrived early to the annual Halloween auditions.

They turned the lights on bright just as the Caramel Candy Quintet

stepped up to perform.


Rather than stick to their notes, the candy stuck to one another.


Backstage, the Chocolate Bars practiced their harmony.


“Nice white costumes,” laughed the quartet.


The Bars sweat through their performance and onto the floor. “Cone

heads!” they yelled.


Up next, the quartet sang in perfect pitch. They got the gig!


The quartet rang the doorbell. A large shadow loomed.


“Treats are here,” yelled a monster. “Yum, my favorite!”


And he gobbled them up.


Read the other fun submissions at Susanna Hill’s blog.


Happy Halloween!

Spider’s Trick or Treat

Spider’s Trick or Treat

Happy Halloweensie! Every year author Susanna Hill sponsors a Halloween writing contest. Submissions must include a story with no more than 100 words using specific words. This year the words are moon, ghost, and spider. Head over to her blog to see all the Halloweensie 2016 entries including my 99 word story, Spiders Trick or Treat. And there are always great prizes too!


Spider’s Trick or Treat


     On the night before Halloween, the classroom filled with light from a full moon. Ants scurried. Flies buzzed. Ghost appeared.

     “Ghost, will you pack some sacks for me?” asked Spider. “I have to get more treats.”

     “What do I need to do?” asked Ghost.

    “Watch,” said Spider. “Pull! Lift! Tuck!”

     “I’ll try,” he gagged.

     Spider returned with more dead bugs.

     Ghost plucked, raised, and dragged the treats, “This is going to take all night.”

      “But the kids will be so surprised!” said Spider.

They filled the last sack when the door creaked opened. “Goodie bags!” the children – screamed.


5th Annual Halloweensie Contest – BOO-YAH!

5th Annual Halloweensie Contest – BOO-YAH!

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.

anigh02                                 BOO-YAH!

“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!