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Susanna Hill’s 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest - Entry #2

I have so enjoyed reading all the 100-word stories that our community has created. What an amazingly, talented group of writers and poets.

I just couldn't resist putting in another entry. I had been working on this one first. But it refused to shape up. And it refused to leave me alone. So, here is a second entry:


Leaf drifted and danced on the wind.

The last to change colors.

The last to fall.

As shadows speckled the lawn,

metal fingers pulled and stacked.

Monsters and superheroes dove into piles,

shrieking and whooping.

When twilight announced trick-or-treat time,

a small sailor found Leaf alone on a post.

“How cool! It looks just like a candy corn -

See, it’s got a white bottom, orange middle, and a yellow top.”

Tenderly carried house to house,

Leaf was lovingly pressed and hung in the hall,

a Halloween treasure.

Thanks for stopping by and reading this second entry.

There is still time to join the fun. The contest ends Today October 31st at 11:59 PM EDT. Even if you can't participate, be sure to stop by and enjoy reading all the entries.

The rules are simple: Write a 100-word Halloween story for children using the words monster, candy-corn, and shadow. For more details, visit Susanna Hill’s website here.

Maria Marshall

 Photograph © A. Marshall

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