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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloweensie Contest for Children’s Writer’s

It’s that time of year, children’s author Susanna Leonard Hill’s 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest.

The Contest:  Write a 100 word Halloween story for children, using the words candy corn, monster and shadow.

Hope you enjoy my story (96 words).

Elly’s Trunk or Treat

Elly Phant scooped  gobs of candy corn with her trunk. Something was following her.

“Woooo,” Owl hooted.

“Roooar,” Lion screamed.

“Ooot ooot ooot,” Monkey screeched.

Elly Phant tip-toed past animal cages.

The zoo was creepy on Halloween night. Animals roamed free.

Every shadow looked monsterly.

“Kikiki kuk kuk kuh,” Eagle squawked.

Elly sprayed candy corn in the air.

“Thump, thump, whomp,” Beaver pounded.

Elly sprayed candy corn.

“Squeak,” Mouse stood on hind legs.

Elly stood on hind legs, “Har-ooo.”

A shower of candy corn filled the air. Treats for all zoo animals, from Elly’s trunk.

Elly danced with her shadow.


  1. Love Elly and the fun at the zoo :) Good luck!

  2. Nice to see that even the zoo animals celebrates Halloween. And an elephant's trunk as delivery vehicle? Inspired. Good luck in the contest!

  3. I love the premise that animals wander the zoo at night. Ellie is so endearing. Good luck.

  4. Ellie is such a wonderful and caring character! I love the images you conjure up of a zoo-rific Halloween night.

    1. Thanks Patricia for wandering the zoo with Elly.

  5. Loved that Elly Phant shared - too cute!

  6. I love all the animal sounds in here. Such fun to read aloud. :) Good luck Angela!

  7. candy corn and elephant buggers...a very special Halloween treat the animals are sure to love. great sounds
    Celebrating at the zoo, too. Woohoo!
    Cute story with a lovely theme.
    best of luck

  8. I wouldn't mind a candy corn shower. =) Good luck!

    1. Thanks Gregory, wishing you a candy corn shower kind of day.

  9. Halloween at the zoo! What a fun and original idea, Angela. I love it.

  10. I enjoyed the visual of Mouse and Elly each on their hind legs, and the animal sounds were fun. Nice work!

  11. Thanks Carol and Delfina for stopping by and checking out Elly's story.

  12. Love the animal noises and the spooky zoo and especially sweet Elly, making sure everyone has a candy-corn-filled Halloween! Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun, Angela!