Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Halloween Pets of the Girl in the Bat-Hat

Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting her 4th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest. As I rarely write anything whimsical, I decided it was a good challenge. It may not be brilliant, but it's done and I feel good about stretching out of my comfort zone a little bit.

The rules: "Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words pumpkin, broomstick, and creak."

Mine is 88 words.

The Halloween Pets of the Girl in the Bat-Hat
by Camilla M. Mann

Pumpkin, Broomstick, and Creak
Were the pets of one Halloween freak.
 “I love Halloween!” screeched the girl in a hat.
She always wore a witch’s hat emblazoned with a single bat.
Pumpkin, her bearded dragon, liked to hiss
Unless you stroked his head and gave him a kiss.
Brookstick is an insect – a walking stick
Who stood still long enough to get a lick
From Creak the dog
Who seemed to think he was a frog.
“Ribbit,” Creak said
As the girl in the bat-hat patted his head.