Hurray! It’s time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest.
If you love to write, there is still time to enter…click on the link above…a children’s story, poetry or prose, 100 words or less, including the following three words: bat, trick-or-treat and witch. Blog about your story and then link it to Susanna’s Wednesday post.
I love creative writing prompts…give me a title or a subject, explain the rules and away I go! One never knows what little rhyme or story will turn into a great picture book.
Children love to dress up…pretend play and role-playing is a great way for children to express their feelings. One day they want to be astronauts, another time doctors or princes and princesses. They don’t need a holiday like Halloween to want to play pretend…but on Halloween, we often see lots children dressed as witches.
I began to think about what costumes witches would put on if they went trick-or-treating to get candy when their spells to produce candy failed.
And did you know that in England, Scotland and Ireland, trick-or-treating is known as ‘guising’?
The Witches of Fairy Top Hill
On Halloween eve up on Fairy Top Hill,
A trio of witches, Pam, Tamsin and Lil,
Were practicing magic and chanting out loud,
“Bat-candy, bat-candy…rain down from that cloud!”
“Kaput! and Kabob!” Pam invoked with a shout
The sky quickly filled with a hover of trout.
“Kibosh! and Pish-posh!” Tamsin yelled with finesse.
A chorus of frogs joined the fish-slippy mess.
Then bold Lil spoke up, “This is Trick-or-Treat night,
And children get candy and Turkish delight.”
Costumed as young children…with treat bags to fill,
The trio went guising, Pam, Tamsin and Lil.
Hope you all enjoyed my little Halloween story…and don’t miss reading all of the other wonderful submissions. Just go to www.SusannaLeonardHill.blogspot.com
- Halloweensie Contest (catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com)
- Tricks for Treat: Have a healthy Halloween! (livegreatfoodblog.com)
- Tips to keep your little one safe on Halloween (KOB.com)
- Enjoy Halloween without anxiety – Seward County Independent (sewardindependent.com)
- Some towns postpone Halloween’s witching hour (bostonherald.com)
- Trick or Treat (robkittle.wordpress.com)