Happy Halloweensie!

It’s Halloweensie time again at Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog. The challenge this year is to:

write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words), using the words shiver, cauldron, and howl


Here’s my Halloweensie entry, written on Halloween!

The Wavering Witch

Witch’s hands were trembling.
She tiptoed out the door.
Candles flickered wildly.
She heard a gusty roar.

A horde of creatures gathered,
cloaked in eerie sheets.
Their scuffling, clomping footsteps
echoed on the street.

She clutched her broom. She faltered,
spooked by the fearsome troop.
Their raucous din was growing.
They yowled, moaned, and whooped.

Her legs were quivering jelly.
She started to retreat
until her stomach growled,
recalling tasty treats.

A cauldron filled with candy
will halt the shivering fright
of howling ghouls and goblins
that prowl through the night!
–©Buffy Silverman

If you’ve stopped by to read on Friday, be sure to visit Jama’s Alphabet Soup for this week’s Poetry Friday roundup AND an inspiring call to action on Tuesday. VOTE!

27 thoughts on “Happy Halloweensie!

  1. I’m impressed that you completed this fine poem in one day! The wonderful verbs really give it movement. I like how it turns from fright to tummy pleasing at the end.

  2. I love the contest, have tried before but just didn’t have time this year. Your story/poem is wonderful, Buffy. Poor poor witch, needs some chocolate! Best wishes!

  3. So cool that witches get scared too! And this clever witch figured out how to make the scary ghouls and goblins, not so scary at all. Cute story and wonderful poem.

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