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.