It’s that time of year again. It’s time for one of my favourite contests, the Halloweensie contest! Here are the rules from Susanna’s website:
“Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words, children here defined as 12 and under), using the words spider, ghost, and moon. Your story can be scary, funny or anything in between, poetry or prose, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those 3 words and is 100 words (you can go under, but not over!)”
Here’s my entry with a word count of 99.
Serena’s Shadowy Hallowe’en
Serena looked up at the Hallowe’en moon, wiping tears from her eight spider eyes. There would be no one to go trick or treating with this year. Her 70 siblings had been splatted or squashed since last Hallowe’en. Hallowe’en had been her favourite time of year. Not now…
She opened her eyes. Silvery shadows hung in the air.
“Hello, Serena,” they said. Serena rubbed her eyes, but seventy silver shadows still shimmered in the air.
“We are ghost spiders, allowed to appear every Hallowe’en,” her siblings said.
Serena smiled. “Hallowe’en still is my favourite time of year,” she thought.
If you haven’t already been creeped out, then here’s a video of the real ghost spiders.
There are plenty of other contest entries to be read to get you even more into the Hallowe’en spirit. Click here to go to Susanna’s website.