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Contest Entry--Halloweensie Story :)

Just posting a fun little Halloween piece I wrote for a contest entry put on by the lovely Susanna Leonard Hill--the prizes are critiques, courses, resources, etc., which are always essential to the aspiring author! Besides, I always find these things fun--the challenge was to create a story using 100 words or fewer and including the words TRICK, POTION, and COBWEB.

Of course, this piece is based on my own little Halloween-obsessed guy, who was asking "TODAY?" with 48 days to go...I figured a 48-day countdown book would be a bit much though...so I went with 10.

Enjoy! :)

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The leaves are falling!

It’s jacket time!

Is it today?

No, not today.




Let’s count down! Mark off the days!

10 days ‘til spooky spaces!

9 days ‘til costume capes!

8 days ‘til potion punch!

7 days ‘til wizard wands!

6 days ‘til monster music!

5 days ‘til glowing grins!

4 days ‘til cobweb cookies!

3 days ‘til shiver shimmies!

2 days ‘til ghostly games!

1 day ‘til trick-or-treat!

The candy is falling!

It’s costume time!


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And just for kicks and giggles, here's a pic of my two trick-or-treaters, happy with their haul from our church's Trunk-or-Treat.

Happy Halloween!


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