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.