And now, another entry into Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie story competition. The Rules: must be 100 words or fewer; must contain any form of the words monster, candy corn, and shadow; and must be appropriate for kids through age 12. So here goes! Oh, and I used only 88 words if we’re counting candy corn as one word, according to the rules. Woohoo!
Goblin’s New Blood
‘Tis the night before Monsters, when all through the house,
not a shadow is stirring, except for a louse.
The candy corn stockings are hung by the fire,
in hopes that the goblin will fill them much higher—
than past Halloweens. They’d all been huge duds.
A single, sour gumdrop, plus sprouting-eyed spuds.
The children grew sadder. They gave up the ghost.
Their stockings neglected in dust on a post.
But this year is different! The rumors run wild.
The goblin’s changed heart now that he has a child.