I stopped packing boxes long enough to write this teensy-weensy story for Susanna Leonard Hills’ Halloweensie story contest. Here are the rules:
Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words costume, dark, and haunt. Your story can be scary, funny 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!) Also, you may use the words in any form – e.g. haunt, haunts, haunted, darkness, darkening, costumed, whathaveyou 🙂 No illustration notes please!
Soooooooo here’s my entry:
Dental Hygiene Halloween
by Jilanne Hoffmann
Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, and Tooth Fairy trick or treated in their usual costumes.
At one dark house, Santa’s knock went unanswered, so he dropped a present down the chimney.
“That’s not how it works,” Easter Bunny scoffed.
At the next house, Easter Bunny rang the doorbell and hopped away, leaving an egg on the doorstep.
“That’s not how it works,” Tooth Fairy fussed.
At the next house, Tooth Fairy rang the bell—and waited.
The door opened.
“I’m a dentist in disguise!” Tooth Fairy exclaimed. She scooped up the candy, replaced it with coins, and skedaddled.
Haunting, isn’t it?
Now back to packing…..