Thursday, October 26, 2017

The 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest

It's that time of year again... time for pumpkin lattes! But the thing I look forward to the most this time of year is Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie contest. This is the 7th year for the contest and my 3rd time entering.  

The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words), using the words candy cornmonster, and shadow. (Candy corn will be counted as 1 word.)  

I got out my thinking cap, added dust and cobwebs, and came up with the following story. I hope you enjoy it. 




Killer Candy Corn Costume
80 words
(78 with candy corn as 1 word) 

King sized pillow case? Check! 
Flash Light? Check! 
Monster costume? Check! 
I’m all set to trick or treat! 
First block done. I’m a little hungry. I’d better eat some candy. 
My whole pillow case is filled with candy corns. My favorite! I could eat them all day long. 
What’s this large shadow looming over me? 
Oh a candy corn costume. 
“Nice costume kid. That’s my favorite candy.” 
Oh cool! The mouth opens really wide. 
YOMP! 
“Humans, my favorite candy. BURP!”

Check out the other great entries into the contest here


Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Halloween!

60 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I guess it's only fair. So good.

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  2. Totally rad - you flipped the story paradigm. Nice job. Now i know why Candy corn scares me. LOL

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    1. I hope you never run into a giant candy corn Kathy. =) Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Monsters can be that way, watch yourself! love it Greg!

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  4. Well, now that was a surprise. Well done!

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  5. Love the surprise ending. All's fair in the hunger game! Good luck :)

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    1. I guess that is a twist n the hunger games. Thanks Charlotte.

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  6. Ha! Love the surprise ending. Good luck!

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  7. Fabulous ending! Now I'm going to look at every giant Whopper with suspicion...
    (And I see from your sidebar that you're pubb'ed by MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing--so cool!--I just signed with them last month!)

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    1. Thank you Candice. And congratulations on signing. =)

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  8. Hey Greg,

    Great story! Didn't expect that ending. Good luck in the contest!

    Ken

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  9. Hahaha...Tit for Tat, Gregory! Well done. I had a premonition this was going to happen. Aren't Susanna's contests the best?

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    1. Thank you Vivian. I hope to be reading your entry shortly. =) All contests are fun. Your 50 Precious Words contest is very challenging.

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  10. The ending made me literally laugh out loud! Good luck in the contest :)

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    1. Glad it made you laugh. =) Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Loved the ending! Fun story. All the best

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  12. Nicely done with the twist at the end! And words to spare, no less.

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    1. I don't know how I did this in under 100 words. Usually I'm around 600 and have to make crazy cuts. =) Thanks for stopping by Sandy.

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  13. big mouth human eating monsters!
    big smile! :)
    enjoyed this biggly...in fact, I ate it up...oh, my...they just keep coming back up...oops!
    Good luck

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  14. Hahaha! Revenge of the candy corn. Very funny, and nice surprise ending!

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    1. I think I may change the title to that. Thanks for the idea. =)

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  15. Gregory, R.L. Stine and Stephen King would approve! Loved it!

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    1. Thank you Traci. I hope they see your comment and read my story. =)

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  16. All fair in love and war...and apply trick or treating! Funny!

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  17. Great story! Fun use of subversive humor!

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  18. YOMP! I love it, Greg! The perfect sound effect for a chomping monster! Love the great kid voice at the beginning with the list checking, and the fun twist at the end! Nice job :) Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie shenanigans!

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    1. Thank you, Susanna. And thanks for the fun contest. =)

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  19. Ha ha. Didn't see that coming. Great ending.

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  20. Nice job, Greg! I love the giant child-eating candy corn. Good luck!

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