Friday, October 23, 2020


Wow! 10 years of great and short Halloween stories thanks to Susanna Leonard Hill. This years rules are as follows: 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words), using the words skeleton, creep, and mask.  I couldn't think of a good name. So it's just, The Kid in the Homemade Costume, which comes in at 99 words, it was around 300 word until I got out a hammer and chisel, chainsaw, weed eater, etc. and whittled it down. Hopefully I kept the feel of the original story. I hope you enjoy it.

The Kid in the Homemade Costume
(99 words)

Sheila wondered who the kid was that followed her. The kid’s homemade skeleton costume creeped her out.

She came up with a plan to scare the kid off.

She quickly turned the next corner.

“Boo!” she yelled.

The kid didn’t flinch.

“Alright kid, stop following me while I trick or treat!” She demanded.

The kid didn’t react.

“I’m going to take off your mask and see who you are” she stated.

She lifted the mask and saw a skeleton kid. She screamed, dropped her candy, and ran home.

The skeleton kid picked up the candy and yelled, “Happy Halloween!”