Showing posts from October, 2023

Friends with a Werewolf- A Halloweensie Story!

Susanna Leonard Hill's 13th Annual Halloweensie contest is here! This contest challenges you to write a full story in flash form.  Rules: Write a story for kids in 100 words or less with a Halloween theme and including the words: fright, superstition, werewolf. Enter here .  Here's my spooky story about making new friends for 2023. Happy Halloween! Friends with a Werewolf    (100 words) By Lauri C. Meyers   Mom made me invite the new kid trick-or-treating. “Okay. But it’s weird Bobby has a beard.” Bobby’s breath smelled like meatballs, but he sniffed out the best houses. He howled at my jokes. (I’m hilarious.) After weird Mr. Jones handed out beef jerky, Bobby traded me Snickers. Bobby was alright…until the moon appeared. He ran off frightened! “Guess he’s superstitious ?” Suddenly, this dog trotted up wearing Bobby’s pirate hat. “Bobby?” Grrrrrrrr. Meatball breath. The dog pounced… … on Joey the Jerk trying to steal my candy bag! Joey ran scared! “Not

Fall Leaves & Nature's Noise

The kids are back to the crazy days of school, and we are all missing the outdoors. But my pup reminds me that fall is the perfect time for a walk in the woods...  ...which brings me to another contest! 2023’s Fall Writing Frenzy To enter: Look through the images here and write a 200-word or less story/mood piece/poem prompted from the picture. When you're down, fill out the contest form here  by midnight October 3. Follow host Kaitlyn Sanchez at  @kaitlynleann17  for updates.  And check out the prize donors online too:  @Ms_Holliday93 ,  @readbystephanie ,  @ErDiPasquale ,  @IvanTaurisano ,  @ebonylynnmudd ,  @AndreaYWang ,  @AReynosoMorris ,  @amandarhill32 ,  @HovorkaSarah ,  @chanastiefel ,  @ShannonStocker_ ,  @AutumnLeaflet ,  @BrianGehrlein ,  @JStremer ,  @DianaMWrites    I love the opportunity to write a mood piece, and this image evoked a mood for me.  7. Photo by jonas mohamadi on Nature’s Noise  (149 words) By Lauri C. Meyers I race down the hall, Backpac