Halloween Dance Party Countdown – The Halloweensie Contest

Get ready!

Get set!

Go!

It’s time to have lots of fun with Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest!

There is still plenty of time to enter – here are the rules from her website:

jeremy sitting with pumpkins 9_11“The 3rd Annual HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST!!!!!

 

The Contest:  write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spooky, black cat, and cackle.   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 (you can count black cat as one word) 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 🙂

Post your story on your blog between now and Thursday October 31st by 11:59 PM EDT and add your post-specific link to the list below.  There will be no Would You Read It or Perfect Picture Books this week, so the post and the list of links will stay up all week for everyone to enjoy.  I hope everyone will visit everyone and you’ll all get your friends and relations to visit, read and enjoy too!  If you don’t have a blog and would like to enter, you can simply copy and paste your entry in the comments section below.  (If you have trouble, and alas, people sometimes do, just email your entry to susanna[at]susannahill[dot]com and I’ll post it in the comments for you!)”

It’s so much fun to read all of the creative entries – and the prizes are SPECTACULAR!!! Click here to enter and/or read the other entries.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

89 thoughts on “Halloween Dance Party Countdown – The Halloweensie Contest

  1. This is so much fun, Vivian! I love it! And I’m chuckling to myself because I had a go at writing a Halloween rhyming counting story for this and failed so abysmally that I had to give it up as a lost cause! You pulled it off spooktacularly! 🙂 Thanks so much for joining the Halloweensie Hoe Down 🙂

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    • Now THAT makes my evening, Robyn…what a lovely thing to say. It is actually my goal (I guess it is everyone’s goal) as I work towards getting my stories out there…to have a child say, “Please read it again!”. 🙂

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    • Welcome to my blog, Buffy! So lovely to meet new people via Susanna’s contests! When I wrote the line, I could just see those 10 draculas in their tuxedos and wing-tipped shoes with spats. 🙂 🙂 Glad you liked it!

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  2. Oh my goodness, this was fun to read!! Okay, music, animation, and a video camera is needed!! Uh-oh Greg and Steve and The Learning Station. Vivian Kirkfield is serving up the Boogie. Halloween style.

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    • Yay! You are quite kind, Pam! I’m thrilled you feel that way…I plan to submit it to my critique groups for our November round.:) Thanks to Susanna…without the contest inspiration, this story would not have been born.:) 🙂

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    • Thanks, Laura! I wished I could have put in even more…or different ones with fun-sounding names: hully-gully, watusi, peppermint twist…I think kids would love to hear and say those names…maybe the next revision.:)

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