Fanciful Oddities

Halloweensie Contest 2014

Halloweensie Contest 2014

Halloweensie Contest 2014

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s annual Halloweensie Contest!This year we were to write “a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children, using the words pumpkin, broomstick, and creak.

You can read all the great entries at Susanna’s blogOctober 27th – 31st. Then return to her blog on November 3rd to vote on the finalists. The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 6th.

I hope you will take part in the fun! So here is my entry in Susanna Leonard Hill’s 2014 Halloweensie Contest. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


by Cheryl Secomb

Squirrel stared at the calendar.

October 31st.


A chill crept down her tail.

Tonight was the party at the new neighbor’s house.

The haunted house.

At least, that’s what Cousin Chipmunk called it.

He told her tales of

witches on broomsticks,

howling black cats,

and ghastly ghosts.


Seven o’clock.

Time to go.

Squirrel carried cupcakes up the crooked steps.

A pumpkin with a spooky smile glowed on the porch.

A spider spun its sticky web.

Squirrel shivered, then rang the bell.



The door creaked open.

“Cousin Chipmunk?”

“Happy Halloween, Neighbor!”

Squirrel laughed. “Happy Halloween!”

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