It’s past the witching hour on Friday, October 29, and that means it’s time for…
Yes, it’s time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s fabulous Halloweensie contest, in which writers create Halloween-themed stories for kids using 100 words or fewer (not counting the title), and including special words selected by Susanna. This year the words that must be present are goodies, glow-in-the-dark, and goosebumps (or any variation thereof). Without further adooooOOOOoooOOOOoOOOOooo, here’s my story. You can read all the stories (including this one) on Susanna’s blog, at this link. It’s going to be spine-shivering, bone-rattling fun!
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Whose Cat is THAT? by Beth Stilborn (100 words exactly)
“Cassie! Stop petting that cat!”
“It shouldn’t be outside on Halloween.”
Cassie picked it up, along with her witchy broom and treat bag.
The door opened.
“Trick or treat!” yelled Willow.
“Is this your cat?” asked Cassie.
“Here are your goodies, but it’s not my cat.”
Every house, same question, same answer. Cassie’s arms ached. The cat yowled.
One house left. The SCARY, glow-in-the-dark house.
“I have goosebumps,” said Willow.
“I’m knocking anyway,” said Cassie.
The door creaked.
An old lady pounced.
The cat purred.
“You’ve brought my Tabitha back!”
Cassie cheered. “That’s the best treat of all!”