Thursday, October 27, 2016

Entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's The 6th Annual Halloweensie contest

Once again Susanna Leonard Hill has started up her Halloweensie writing contest. This year's rules are as follows: Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spiderghost, and moon. My entry is below and comes in at a whopping 98 words. I hope you enjoy it.


The Night of the Ghost Spiders

“And the ghost spiders only come out on Halloween,” Polly continued in a spooky voice as they approached the old mansion. “With a full moon, their numbers double!”

Max scoffed at the story and strode towards the front door.

Max’s arm tickled. He looked and saw it covered in tiny ghost spiders. He screamed, dropped his candy bucket, and ran away.

Polly picked up a spider from the ground and examined it.

“Max come back! These are just the flowers of the mootickle tree.”


Polly shrugged, picked up Max’s bucket, and approached the house to trick or treat.

Check out the other great entries here!

22 comments:

  1. greg,
    Ghost spiders, mootickle tree. Love these made up creatures. Keep writing.

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    1. Thank you Susan. Happy Halloween to you.

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  2. Loved it Greg, very creative, and a little creepy. lol

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    1. Thank you Lois. Looking forward to lunch. =)

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  3. Ooh, good tactic to get some extra goodies. Nice. Good luck!

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    1. That is a good tactic. =) I wasn't thinking of it that way when I wrote it. Thanks Johnell.

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  4. Poor Max. Hope he recovers from his fright!
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  5. I'm sure that mootickle flowers could be mistaken for ghost spiders!

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    1. I guess I'll have to create the tree to see. =) Thanks for stopping by Linda.

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  6. So creative, Greg...mootickle flowers...I love that! Best of luck in Susanna's wonderful contest. ;)

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  7. I love the sound of "mootickle tree." This is a fun Halloweensie entry. Good luck!

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  8. Hahaha! Poor Max! One has to wonder whether there was any intent in Polly's story to produce just such an outcome - big sisters and all :) Love the moontickle tree - so creative! Nice mix of spooky and fun! Thanks so much for joining in the contest, Greg!

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    1. Thank you Susanna. Your contests are always a fun challenge for me. =)

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