Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloweensie Contest Entry


Happy Halloween! 

In honor of this fun and unique holiday, I have composed an entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's "Halloweensie Contest". 

The Challenge:
Write a Halloween story for children, 100 words or less, using the words spooky, black cat, and cackle.

Here goes!

FOE OR FRIEND?

October chill.
Argyle night.
Spooky shadows.
Black Cat’s delight.

Panther-like.
Freeze in a crouch.
Whiskers twitch.
Ready to pounce.

Leaves crunch.
Beginning to doubt.
About to bolt…
A cackle rings out.

A pointed hat.
A wide, black brim.
Gnarled hands.
A sharp, warty chin.

A hiss. An arch.
Fur stands on end.
A reach. A pat.
A new-found friend?

“It’s only me.”
A whisper is heard.
“Do you like my costume?”
Black Cat just purred.

(75 words)

17 comments:

  1. Aw! What a cute ending, Laura! I wasn't expecting that! Love "Argyle night" as a description! And I can perfectly picture that spooked kitty! Great job! I'm so glad you were able to enter the contest! Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie fun :)

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  2. I love this, Laura!!! The ending was totally unexpected -- and perfect. Thank you!

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  3. Wonderful imagery and language. I thoroughly enjoyed your entry, Laura :-)

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  4. A reach, a pat, a new-found friend! Well done!

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  5. What a relief to find it was a friend! A purring cat is a great happy ending to me.

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  6. Delightful Laura. Very nice. Really like the leaves crunch stanza.

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  7. Love "argyle night." Purrfect descriptive line, Laura! :-)

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  8. Wow, Laura, this is wonderful! I love it. Well done!

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  9. Laura...this is wonderful! I love the message...friendship. I love the language...argyle night...what a picture.:)

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  10. For only 75 words, this story holds together really well!. A tightly wrapped package-- excellent job!

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  11. Sweet! You really can't go wrong with a purring kitty. Well done!

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  12. Love your language, Laura! So satisfying to read this with the nice ending. Thanks for entering and sharing your poem. :)

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