Showing posts from October, 2021

Glowing Ghost...A Halloweensie Story

WHOOOOOOOOO .... There are witches in the air and ghosts in the trees! It's time for the annual Halloweensie contest from Susanna Hill.   This year's contest needs to be 100 words or less, about Halloween, and include: GOODIES, GOOSEBUMPS and GLOW-IN-THE-DARK.  Join in the Halloween fun! You have until Halloween night to enter.  My entry:   Glowing Ghost   (99 words) By Lauri C. Meyers   Jayden grabbed his ghostly sheet And texted: Friends said:                  His GOOSEBUMPS pricked.  It’s dark that late.   An idea struck, bring glowsticks to share! He wrapped the bracelets everywhere.   He stepped outside; still too dim. A bright solution came to him.   Headlamp on, ten flashlights to haul, Blinking lights, and a disco ball!   “But my friends might know I’m full of fright… Wait! This costume hides my lights!”   “GOODIE time!” he called. “Let’s go!” “You GLOW-IN-THE-DARK!” (Wayhomestudio via freepik) Oh no. They know.               “

Sorry, Pumpkin. Fall Frenzy Contest

Kaitlyn Sanchez ("Math is Everywhere" Blog) and Lydia Lukidis (NO BEARS ALLOWED) are hosting the annual Fall Writing Frenzy .  Fall Frenzy stories are inspired by a selection of fall images that range from from funny to spooky and must be 200 words or under, written for children (BB to YA,) posted by October 3 before midnight, and by non-agented writers only.  I hope you enjoy my cringe-worthy entry inspired by a pumpkin and my awkward adulthood. I mean adolescence. (Who am I kidding? STILL AWKWARD!)  Halloween- Credit: Samantha Hurley / Burst Sorry, Pumpkin By Lauri C. Meyers 200 words I tugged the pumpkin top, but orange fleshy strings clung to the sides, desperately trying to keep itself together. I felt like the pumpkin, as I struggled to fit in with the cool girls at Hannah Hamilton’s party. Gemma and Ari were already scooping out globs of seeds. I had to keep up. Sorry, pumpkin. I yanked the lid free, then heard a squeal. Three wet seeds stuck to Hannah’s cheeks and