The wonderful Susanna Leonard Hill is currently running her 4th annual ‘Halloweensie’ writing contest: http://susannahill.blogspot.co.uk/
The rules are to write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words pumpkin, broomstick, and creak.
Head on over to see the entries already posted (or enter yourself, if you’re a writerly type!) but in the meantime here’s my entry:
Webs are strewn as decorations,
Scary pumpkins line the walls,
Jellied eyeballs on the tables,
Ready for the worst of balls.
First one in is Frankie’s monster,
Clomping round in heavy boots,
He’s soon joined by Caspar’s ghost
Who flies about with shrieks and hoots.
In zooms Winnie on a broomstick,
Her cackles causing quite a din,
She’s closely tailed by Zac the zombie,
Creaking and groaning as he shuffles in.
All night long the un-dead dance,
Bobbing for apples and drinking red pop,
Then tired and happy they sink in slumber,
To dream of next year’s Halloween Hop.