The wait is finally over! It’s time for Susanna Hill’s fabulous Halloweensie Contest.


According to the guidelines, you need to write a story for children that is 100 words or less and uses the words GHOST, SPIDER, and  MOON.

I’ve always participated in this challenge…it’s a great writing prompt that helps you come right to the point while trying to entertain kids.

Here is my entry…I hope you enjoy it. Please visit the link up on Susanna’s website so you can read the other stories. Some may be posted in the comment section of her blog for those people who don’t have their own blog. Voting will take place on November 7 and winners will be announced a couple of days after that.



Tucked in a box, Trick-or-Treat Bag slept. He dreamed of friendly ghosts, scary spiders, and a tummy full of treats.

One day, Bag’s world shook. Earthquake!

Bag felt a tug. Whoosh! Bag dangled in the air.

“It’s wrinkled,” said Sally.

“Shake it out,” said Sam.

Bag twitched.

“Don’t you want a new bag?” said Sam. “Your costume is new.”

Bag trembled.

Sally held Bag close. “My old costume was too small,” she said. “But this bag will always be just right for me.”

Bouncing to the beat of  Sally’s heart, Bag twinkled as they trick-or-treated in the Halloween moonlight.


I hope you enjoyed the story…I’ve never written one from a bag’s POV…now I can’t wait to read all of the other contest entries!

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends! And HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!






About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (Pomegranate Press, 2019), PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, 2019), FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE MOVE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2019), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my 9-year old grandson.

Posted on October 28, 2016, in Creative Writing Prompts, Halloweensie Contest, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 63 Comments.

  1. So I’m not sure if WordPress is punking me again, or if you have to approve my comment – but I wanted to say I love your entry. 🙂

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  2. Love that you’ve written from Bag’s POV! Cute story, Vivian!

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  3. I feel so happy for the bag that it is not going to be discarded just because it’s a bit wrinkly. (I would have been discarded long ago!) It is such a joyful story that would provide lots of things to discuss with a group of children. And what an original idea to write from a bag’s POV! Well done.

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    • Oh Norah…you are so funny…I know all about those wrinkles. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed my Halloweensie story. 😉

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      • I have just put in the linky link for my story. I hope that’s all I had to do. Thanks for introducing me to Susanna and for letting me know about this contest. I see you have already read and commented on most of the entries. I didn’t want to look before I did mine. I’d be too embarrassed to join in. 🙂


  4. I love reading about Halloween from the bag’s point of view, & I love the message that we can store holiday items from year-to-year for reuse. All in 100 words!

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  5. Great story Vivian! Unique Pov! Happy Halloween! 🎃

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  6. I love how Bag trembles at the boy’s suggestion that the girl have a new bag to go with her new costume. A nice touch, and a fun Halloweensie story, too! I’m off to post mine shortly. I have so much fun fitting a story into so few words. It’s a happy challenge!

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    • You are right, Leslie…a happy challenge…especially since I am trying to find excuses not to buckle down with one of my stories that is waiting for me to revise it. 😉 Glad you like this one. 😉


  7. Fun idea, Vivian! I felt the nerves as the girl decided.

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  8. Loved hearing a #Halloweensie story from an unexpected POV: the trick-or-treat bag. Cute AND clever!

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  9. What a cute POV! And so kid-centric!

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  10. What a creative angle! Way to go, Vivian.

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  11. Love the unique POV!

    It’s great meeting you via this contest! I can’t wait to read your upcoming release of Sweet Dreams Sarah. As a former history teacher (and lover of all things history!) I was always looking for ways to bring great literature into the classroom. Looking forward to keeping up with all you do!

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    • That makes me so very happy, Julie…one of the great things about Susanna’s contest…and all writing challenges…is that we get to connect with other kidliters…hope you’ll come by in March for my #50PreciousWords contest…this year was the first and we had an awesome turnout of 128 entries. ..and it’s only 50 words.

      And I, too, was a lover of history as a kid…and that hasn’t changed. Although as a kindergarten teacher back in the 60’s and 70’s…we didn’t do much with nonfiction.

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  12. Do you know I made Halloween bags for all my children and I feel so sad if those bags aren’t used, I could totally relate to your little trick-or-treat bag. What a cute idea, and an adorable story…loved it!

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  13. Great story,Vivian! Love that you have written it from the bags POV! 🎃

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  14. What an awesome idea for a main character! And I am glad that Sally had not outgrown Bag. Great story!

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  15. Yay for Bag! You have a flair for the inanimate (lol). I always look forward to reading your stories.

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  16. Now that’s a unique POV!!

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  17. You know those inanimate object books are all the rage — good way to shake it up, and so sweet. Good luck, dear Vivian! XOXO

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  18. Clever POV, Vivian, and very sweet ending! Good luck!

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    • I think all of my stories have to have sweet endings, Gabi…wishful thinking regarding life, I guess…or maybe I figure I might as well assume the endings will be sweet…positive thinking often gives positive results. 😉

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  19. Aww! I like it! Great idea for a different point of view.

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  20. Nice job, Vivian. Love the perspective from the bag. 🙂

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  21. Great little story & to the point! Love the unusual perspective.

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  22. So clever, Vivian! I’ve honestly never thought of the bag’s point of view before 🙂

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  23. Great concept and very well done. Good luck and Happy Halloween!

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  24. I love the perspective of the “halloween treat bag!” So original! Fun to read, Vivian!

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  25. Fun story! Very unique POV! Happy Halloween and hope your trick-or-treat bag’s tummy gets filled with lots of candy ☺️

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  26. This is great, Vivian. The bag’s POV- how unique! What an Awesome Halloweensie story!

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  27. Cute story! This personification idea would be fun to use in the classroom.

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  28. What a fun bag, and story too! I’d love to take bag for a spin . . .

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  29. What a creative idea to write from the treat bag’s POV, VIvian! And you made me say “aw!” at the end 🙂 I’m glad Sally wasn’t willing to part with her trusty old bag 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!

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  30. That’s a great story! 😀

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