Sweater Weather is Here!

The fireplace has been crackling in the chilly mornings, because my husband is resistant to turning on the heat. Dressing requires a t-shirt plus flannel plus sweater to start the day which are removed when the sun glows bright and found again when the evening cools. My footsteps crack on acorns and shuffle in leaves.

 Ahhhh.... FALL. 

Plus there are always lovely writing prompt contests to keep my fingers warm. Here's one...

Seven Spooky Sentences hosted by Lynne Marie and Heather Macht runs 9/25-9/30. 

"What is 7 Spooky Sentences? A just-for-fun writing contest with NO judging. This is simply to get your creative juices flowing. Your entry automatically makes you eligible for some pretty spook-tacular prizes."

I really love their suggested 7-sentence plot, because it is a gateway to writing a picture book! It tricks you into thinking in just seven sentences, but voila you have the skeleton of a plot. 

Sentence One: Introduce your setting

Sentence Two: Introduce your character

Sentence Three: A story problem / goal

Sentence Four: An obstacle

Sentence Five: An active attempt to solve the story problem or achieve the story goal

Sentence Six: Introduce a failure Sentence Seven: Solve the story problem or achieve the story goal!
Here is my little story, because I love a scarecrow. *And* special thanks to my 13-year-old who has become a very helpful editor.