Thursday, October 26, 2017

7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest



7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest 

Hard to believe this is the 7th Hallowe'en short story contest - hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill.
The rules are here  The stories must be posted between Oct.27 - 31.

Here's my entry: 

Candy Corn for  Monster

 Monster jumped. What was that horrible black creature? He breathed out. Oh – only my shadow. Am I really that big? Oooh, who can I scare?

Monster shuffled towards a group of creatures – they certainly looked weird. As he raised his arms and opened his mouth, the smallest creature screamed.

“Go away Monster!” She dipped into her bag and threw a handful of candy corn at him.


Several hit his nose. “Ow! That hurt! That wasn’t nice!” Monster scooped up a few corns and popped them in his mouth. “Yummy! Any more?”

27 comments:

Gregory E Bray said...

Poor monster pelted with delicious candy corns. Well done! Good luck!

David McMullin said...

Poor monster seems a little lost. I like that he is rewarded with treats. Great job!

Deb Boerema said...

Hmm...who would have thought of using candy corn as an alternative to pepper spray! Cute story.

Kathy Halsey said...

I enjoyed reading this. Good use of the candy corn. Good luck.

Julie said...

What a cute story!

Linda Schueler said...

Great story, Bev! Good luck in the contest.

Anonymous said...

Nothing worse than being pelted with candy corn. Well, maybe eating it.....Good luck!

Charlotte Dixon said...

Fun story, Bev :) Candy corn can calm the scariest monster! Good luck :)

Jill Proctor said...

Cute story, Bev. I love friendly, sugar-loving monsters. Good luck!

Beth Stilborn said...

There's a great reason to buy candy corn -- Monster Repellent! Clever!

Rene Diane Aube said...

Haha! Love that Monster is scared of his own shadow! Cute!

Carol Ann Martin said...

What fun! I really feel for this monster :)

Anonymous said...

So much fun! ‘Yummy’ ending ;-)

McMarshall said...

Really cute!

Vivian Kirkfield said...

Well done, Bev! If they were Twix bars, I wouldn't mind being pelted with them. And I LOVE your website banner...it is beautiful!

Christine said...

Fun monster story. True fact: I've never tasted candy corn!

Read/Write/Run said...

Hi Beverly,

I was going to say what a waste of candy corn, but the Monster rectified that situation by eating them. Fun story! Good luck in the contest.

Ken

Mary Ann K-Z said...

Cute story! Glad Monster got to enjoy the candy corn.

Vicki Hammond said...

So much can be done with candy corn these days.
Way to think quick little one and make a friend of sorts.

Johnell DeWitt said...

Nice job. One hundred words is tricky.

Delfina Salimbene said...

Now I'm motivated to dress up like a monster today. Hit me with all the candy corn you've got! NOM NOM NOM!

Traci Bold said...

Bev, your story is really cute. I love that the little girl is not afraid of the monster. Reminds of the original FRANKENSTEIN movie from the 30's. Good luck!

Alissa said...

Great idea! You did a lot with your 100 words!

Jane Heitman Healy said...

Best possible use of candy corn! Fun story.

Beverley Baird said...

Thanks so much everyone! I really appreciate your lovely comments. It was a fun challenge.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Hahaha! Candy corn as a weapon! I love it, Beverley! :) I'm not sure the little girl did her kind a service, though - the yumminess of the candy corn might just encourage him :) Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!

M.A. Cortez said...

Cute! I love her pelting him with candy corn.