Spider's Home - Halloweensie 2016

It's a BOOtifully dark and dreary day to write a Halloween story. Get on over to Susanna Hill's internet house to post yours or get spooked out reading the other entries! This is the sixth year for the contest and my fifth year entering...I'm feeling a bit nostalgic!

From Susanna: 
The Contest:  write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words, children here defined as 12 and under), using the words spiderghost, and moon.   Your story can be scary, funny or anything in between, poetry or prose, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those 3 words and is 100 words (you can go under, but not over!)  Get it?  Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people🙂  (And yes, I know 100 words is short but that’s part of the fun and the challenge!  We got nearly 150 fantastic entries last year so I know you can do it!)  Also, you may use the words in any form – e.g. moon, moons, mooned, spidery, ghostly, whathaveyou🙂  No illustration notes please!
Post your story on your blog between right now this very second and Monday October 31st by 11:59 PM EDT and add your post-specific link to the list on her site.

Here's my 100-word entry. Happy Halloween everyone!

Spider’s Home

By Lauri Meyers

Ghost whooshed to Spider’s basement home.
Spider cried. “The girl saw me. I’m outta here.”

Ghost drooped. “Don’t go. Try the kitchen.”

Ghost poofed to the kitchen.
Spider ate his web in shaky gulps. “That cat licked his lips all day.”
Ghost’s eyes popped out. “Don’t go. Try upstairs.”

Ghost whizzed into the bathroom.
Spider was packed. “It smells dangerous here. Goodbye.”
Ghost rippled with worry. “You’re my best friend.”

Ghost glowed excitedly. “Grab your web. Follow me up these stairs.”
“Plenty of bugs.”
“Few visitors.”
 “A view!”

Spider started spinning in the moonlight.

“And my best friend lives here.”


  1. Love the friendship and the attic window!

  2. Awesome verb choices! He "poofed" is poifect!

  3. Sweet story of Halloweensie friendship!

  4. Love your pics and the sweet story of friendship!

  5. The spider being scared of humans is fun. Good luck!

    1. I mean, we do tend to chase them and squish them.

  6. Oh, I'm glad that Spider found a home!

  7. I wish the spiders in my house were as sensitive! Fun story. :)

  8. Theres's nothing like hanging with your best friend...really cute story.

  9. So glad spider found his happy place.;) Very creative, Lauri. Aren't Susanna's contests the best, Lauri?

  10. Yay for friends! It's not Haloween without a teeny story anymore is it?

  11. Very cute! I like the friendship between the spider and the ghost.

  12. Love how the friends find a way to stay together - and with a view, too. Happy Halloween (a bit belatedly!).

  13. Love that Ghost wanted his friend to stay so much that he helped him find a new home - and what could be more perfect for a spider and a ghost than an attic... with a view! :) Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun for the 5th time, Lauri! :)


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