Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloweensie Contest 2018 Edition

It's the time of year when the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air and Susuanna Leonard Hill unleashes her Halloweensie contest to the world. The rules for this year's contest are as follows: story is limited to 100 words and must include the words shivercauldron, and howl. My entry comes in at exactly 100 words. I hope you enjoy it.


Full Moon Stew
(100 words)

Spencer shivered in the cauldron’s cold water surrounded by vegetables shaped like toys.

The witch drooled and lit the fire.

Finally, a nice warm bath. It had been awhile since Spencer had one.

He played with a potato shaped like a boat.

“Oh no! Not now!” he shouted as a full moon revealed itself through the window.

Hair sprouted all over his body. His nails grew long and a muzzle formed on his face.

“Awoooo!” he howled.

“You’ve ruined my meal and broke my cauldron,” the witch screamed.

Spencer looked at the mess and asked, “Want to get some porridge?”

Check out the other great Halloweensie entries here.

Happy Halloween everyone!

42 comments:

  1. Cute and original. I like it. Nice surprise at the end too!

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  2. Fun story with friendship at the end. Godd luck.

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  3. Ha! Way to foil the witches. Fun. Good luck!

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  4. A fun reminder to beware of strange ingredients when cooking during a full moon! Happy Halloweensie!

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    1. Or any other time for that matter. =) Thanks Patricia.

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  5. Very cute Greg, I was imagining the whole scenario with your excellent descriptions. Good luck in the contest.

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  6. That witch sure got a surprise! Good luck.

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  7. OH no. She'll know better next time. Don't cook your supper when there's a full moon - or it's hard to tell what will happen!

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    1. I guess we'll find out next year if she learned that lesson. =)

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  8. No thanks to the porridge! Nice work.

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  9. Well, that little wolf lucked out, didn't he? I love where he plays with a potato boat. Hilarious! Good luck!

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  10. Greg, looks like the witch was in for a trick instead of her treat! Great job on your entry, wishing you the best of luck.

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    1. It was the old Halloween 180. =) Thank you, Kari.

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  11. Very nice, Gregory, I like it! Good luck! And thanks for commenting on all six of my entries! Sarah

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  12. Love your opening line. Good luck.

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  13. Such a cute story!

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  14. Hansel and Gretel would approve! Delightful story.

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  15. Love the image of vegetables shaped like toys and the werewolf surprise!

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    1. I think I'll have to make those for my son from now on. Thank you, Amanda.

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  16. Love the (seeming?) naivety of the MC as he plays with the veggies! Can see it as a picture book with kid readers figuring out the problem and yelling at him to jump out--and of course the happy ending to help them calm down a bit!

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    1. I'll see what I can come up with. Thank you, Rebekah.

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  17. I love surprise endings, even werewolf-y ones! Cute story.

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  18. Ha! What a twist. I loved the beginning as Spencer played with the veggies. Hilarious that he turned into a werewolf and spoiled the witch's soup. Good luck!

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  19. Such a fun story. Love the idea of going out for dinner.

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  20. Fun entry, Greg! Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie high jinx!

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