I'm so excited to participate in Susanna Leonard Hill's 11th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest this year! The basics: write a story for children in 100 words or less, using the words glow-in-the-dark, goosebumps, and goodies.
Around here, Halloween is synonomous with trick-or-treating, and I was thinking about how we can often make things fun for those we love, even when their reality doesn't meet their expectations...
I definitely had a lot of fun with this challenge. Let me know what you think in the comments!
MY HALLOWEEN CREW
by Alana DeVito
Word Count: 99
Glow-in-the-dark necklace? Check.
Pillowcase for goodies? Check.
Friends? Nowhere in sight.
My family’s in costume, but they aren’t superheroes like me…
“Where’re my friends?” I ask Mom.
“Not sure...” she says, “but we’ll have our own fun.”
Would Batman really have fun with a witch, a farmer, and... a pirate?
I trudge down the street, kicking leaves. Suddenly --
“I need BATMAN!” the farmer screeches. “That witch stole my—“
“Seeds,” cackles the witch, “for my Halloween brew!”
“Walk da plank!” the tiny pirate shouts.
We speed after the seed theif.
With goosebumps, shreiks, and smiles, my Halloween crew heads out.