Susanna Leonard Hill, a true kidlit treasure, hosts these amazing holiday contests that challenge writers to think creatively and efficiently. With a limit of 100 words, I wanted to try some free verse this year. But then I wanted to see it rhyme. Rhyming is SO HARD!! I won’t even tell you how many “practice” stanzas I wrote but it was definitely fun.
The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under), using the words potion, cobweb, and trick. Your story can be scary, funny, sweet, 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!) Get it? Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people. You can read more about the contest here!
THE ITSY BITSY WITCH
By Nicole Loos Miller (93 words)
Bitsy frowned on her web,
Eight eyes and a scowl.
The bugs flew right by,
And her stomach did growl.
“A potion,” she thought
“Should do just the trick!”
She gathered ingredients,
Her cauldron, her stick.
“A special new spell
To make escape tricky.
My cobweb will glow.
It’ll be extra sticky!”
Dawn started to creep
As the brew came to a bubble.
She hoped it’d be ready
And worth all the trouble.
“I did it,” she yelled
As the silk threads did twitch.
Not hungry, but happy,
Was the eight-legged witch.
22 thoughts on “Happy Halloweensie!”
It flows beautifully!! Well done.
Thank you, Monica! I had a lot of help 🙂
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So cute! Lovely rhymes, Nicole. Great job!
Thanks, Sarah! I love your stories too 🙂 Just need to comment on them!
Fun rhyme. Good luck!
Thank you, Nancy! I can’t wait to read everyone else’s entries!
Great job Nicole. Best of Luck.
Thank you, Maria!
Awesome story, Nicole! I love the glowing, sticky web.
Thank you, Glenda! For your sweet words and for all your rhyming help!
Great descriptive language! 😊
Thank you, Melissa!
I love that your spider witch is happy even before she catches anyone in her sticky web! Great job and good luck!
Very cute story! I’m always impressed by people who can write in rhyme. Good luck with the contest.
Clever idea! 🙂
Thank you so much, Christina!
Great rhyming. Very cute! Good Luck.
Thank you so much!
Nice mash-up of itsy-bitsy spider and witch! Good luck in the contest!
Thank you, Jilianne!
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Glowing webs! I’m yelling eek and fascinated at the same time!
I wish I had some glowing web decorations to throw about for Halloween! 🙂