Pumpkin’s Wish

It’s Halloweensie contest time again over at Susanna Hill’s blog 🎃🎃🎃

100 words- no more
And stories must include the words candy corn, monster, shadows

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Pumpkin’s Wish

 

Pumpkin sat upon the porch
Illuminated by a torch.
He didn’t care for Halloween –
Shadowy ghosts, monster screams.
He’d rather sit inside and read
About brave nights on noble steeds.
But he must do his very best
To sit and grin beside the rest
Of Jack-O-lanterns in a row.
Greet trick-or-treaters with a glow.
As children dressed like unicorns
Each fill their bags with candy-corn,
Chocolate and other treats –
Then skip away along the street.
He mustn’t grimace, groan or moan.
Sit quietly as an orange stone
Until each pirate, princess, queen
Goes home to bed this Halloween.

 

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Hester And Pester Plan A Party

It’s Halloweensie contest time again over at Susanna Hill’s blog 🎃🎃🎃

100 words- no more
And stories must include the words candy corn, monster, shadows

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Hester and Pester Plan a Party

Hester and Pester, the monster twins, were having a Halloween party. They invited their monster school friends and the new monster in their class, Meridith.
Meridith’s face wasn’t green and bumpy, like the other monsters. Some monsters pointed and made fun of her. Some wouldn’t sit with her in the cafeteria.
Hester and Pester knew Meridith was tons of fun. They had a plan. The invitations included a special blue mask for each monster to wear.
At the party the monsters played shadow tag and ate candy-corn together. They found out Meridith was just like them, even without a mask.

 

~ Candace Kubinec

Hide and Go Screech

It’s Halloweensie contest time again over at Susanna  Hill’s blog

100 words- no more
And stories must include the words candy corn, monster, shadows

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Hide and Go Screech

Melba Witch was determined to win the trophy at the Halloween olympics.
She had already out run monsters, flown higher than shadowy ghosts.
She could win every contest – except Hide and Go Screech. Melba was good at hiding, not so good at being quiet.
She tried holding her breath. She got hiccups. Then she got the giggles.
She tried lying under her broom. The straw made her sneeze.
Melba was so tired she curled up behind a cauldron filled with candy-corn and fell asleep. Cheering woke her. She’d won!
Melba is good at being quiet – when she’s sleeping

Fresh Produce

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photo credit: Sara Joy

I told him to leave a note on the door so I would know where he’d gone. I’d forgotten how specific you had to be when giving Jimmy instructions, so here I stand looking the fading yellow post-it note on the back door.
“Pick up your socks.”
“But honey, I did.”
“Why are they still on the floor?”
“That’s where they landed when I let go of them.”
It’s been three weeks since I sent him to buy avocados.
“Make sure they’re fresh.” I said as I shut the car door and left for work.
Maybe he went to Mexico.

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