With Halloween a few days away, it’s time for Susanna Hill’s 6th Annual, Halloweensie Contest. The story entries are short—to be specific, Halloweensie stories are teensy. The rules are simple: Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spider, ghost, and moon.
After days of brewing my ideas and allowing them to haunt my thoughts, I’ve spun my Halloweensie story. But first, good luck to all who enter! I’m anxious to read your stories.
The Spider’s Treat
Leslie Leibhardt Goodman
Samuel scanned the starry night.
He spied the silver moon,
lighting bright the ghostly night.
Halloween comes soon!
With all his spider heart he wished
to stop the trick-or-treaters
from tramping up his quiet street.
Those noisy candy eaters!
On Halloween, one giddy witch
swung wild her candy bucket.
Sweet treats flew straight for Samuel’s web.
Three pieces neatly struck it!
While tidying up his tangled web,
one foot touched chocolate candy.
With one sweet lick, the spider said,
“This holiday tastes dandy!”
Wishing you a Happy Halloween and a colorful autumn.