"Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book." - Stéphane Mallarmé
It's Time for Susanna Leonard Hill's 9th Annual Halloweensie Contest!
2019 Prompt: Write a 100-word Halloween story appropriate for children 12 and under using the words cobweb, potion, and trick.
Sukie’s Motion Potion
Only ghouls with goals got to trick the treaters on Halloween.
The Monster Match was Sukie’s last chance to score.
Sukie had a plan!
The pot gurgled. The ingredients stewed. Sukie poured her potion into a bottle labeled: Kick Trick!
She strapped on shin guards and tied her cleats.
Then Sukie read a spell as she reached for the bottle and gulped every drop.
At the game with seconds to spare, Sukie got her shot … into the cobweb goal. SCORE!
When Sukie got home to prepare Halloween pranks, she saw a full bottle on the table labeled: Kick Trick.
It’s time for Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords writing challenge inspired by the birthday of Theodore Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.
The challenge: "Write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, using only 50 words…they can all be different words, or you can use some of them over and over…just as long as the total word count of the story is 50 or less."
Check out my entry below inspired by my daughter's love of carousel rides and a tweet by @XplodingUnicorn. Then head over to Vivian's blog Picture Books Help Kids Soar to read more entries. Visit my past entries here and here.
Lulu couldn’t wait to ride the carousel.
“I want to ride the horse!”
But there was only one, and it was taken.
“A striped horse!”
But the zebra had a rider too.
There wasn’t one.
The giraffe was the only animal left.
“It’s a tree horse!”
Lulu climbed aboard.
It's time for Susanna Leonard Hill's 4th Annual Valentiny Writing Contest! The challenge: write a 214-word Valentine story appropriate for children in which someone is guilty. Check out my entry below, then visit Susanna's blog to read more!
by Amanda Sincavage
The kids in room 18 worked hard on their valentine mailboxes. They were especially excited for the valentines that would be slipped inside the thin slot on top.
Ricardo wrapped his box in ribbon.
Fei’s had fabric.
Jessica drew jewels on hers.
Spencer added sparkles.
Greta … gobbled them all up. Every last sparkle, ribbon, and jewel. Not a single heart remained.
The students were devastated, but also determined. They distributed their valentines to empty desks.
As Greta’s pile of cards grew, so did her guilt.
When the students finished, they ran outside for recess.
Ricardo raced Fei.
Jessica jumped rope.
Spencer did swings and the slide.
Greta could not be found.
When the students lined up at the door for their Valentine’s Day party, Spencer asked, “Where’s Greta?”
When the students rushed inside, they found Greta.
Just Greta. Not a single valentine could be seen.
The students were shocked.
“We don’t eat our classmates’ valentines,” the teacher said, “which is why Greta used your valentines to make a surprise collage for the class!”
Greta stepped aside to reveal her valentine surprise.
“Meh-eh-be you can forgive me,” Greta bleated.
The kids in room 18 loved their valentine collage … and Greta!
“Of course we forgive you, Greta Goat! Will you be our valentine?”
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