Halloweensie Writing Contest

Susanna Leonard Hill’s 7th annual Halloweensie Writing Contest has arrived! The rules are as follows: Write a 100-word Halloween story appropriate for children 12 and under, using the words candy corn, monster, and shadow. (Candy corn is counted as one word).  So here goes:

 

POOR TERRENCE (100 words)   

 

Terrence was terrible,

as everyone knew.

He stomped on toys,

he kicked with his shoe.

 

“You’re such a monster!”

His classmates would shout,

“You ruin all our playthings,

you should be thrown out!”

 

When Halloween came,

Terrence snatched their candy.

He hid in the shadows,

he scared Sue and Randy!

 

“You’re always so mean,”

the children cried.

“You ate all our candy corn!”

“Be nice!” Teacher sighed.

 

The day after Halloween,

Terrence tried to do better.

He stopped kicking and stomping,

wrote an apology letter:

 

“I’m sorry for being

a candy corn robber!

Let’s be friends,

or I’ll give you a clobber!”

 

© 2017 Cathey Graham Nickell