Hi, everyone! As promised in my last post, here is my entry to Susanna Hill’s 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest. I can’t begin to tell you how many starts and stops I made. Every time I finished introducing my main character and setting up his problem, I was pushing the 100-word limit–seriously pushing it! This was truly an enjoyable exercise in staying within a low word count. At times, I was frustrated. At other times, I devoured insane quantities of chocolate to keep my creative energy charged. And looking back at the experience I can honestly say I LOVED every minute of it.
The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words costume, dark, and haunt. 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 and is 100 words (you can go under, but not over!