We're halfway through the Halloween Countdown, and the suspense is killing me! Will I survive this Insomnia?
A "weensie" dose of lighter fare may be just what I need to pull through, so I've decided to enter the 3rd annual Halloweesie Contest sponsored by Susanna Leonard Hill. The rules of the contest are simple: write a Halloween story in 100 words or less. It can be scary or funny, poetry or prose, but it must be appropriate for children and include the words spooky, black cat, and cackle.
Well, you know me, I took the "little ditty" approach.
THE WITCHING HOUR
This is the tale
of two cats and a whale
named Spooky, Cackle and Boo.
the trio is seen
traversing the ocean blue.
An unusual sight—
black cats in the night
on the tail of a whale, it’s true.
But once every year
when bewitching time’s here,
they set sail and admire the view.
© 2013 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.
|Courtesy of Eunice and Andrew, Lazy Cats Are Here|
Be sure to stop by Susanna's blog, Something for Everyone in the World of Children's Books, to read and enjoy all of the entries. After the finalists have been selected, there will be a vote for the winner on Monday, November 4th.