The 5th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest

Well-love children’s author Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting a fun writing contest this week for Halloween. Here are the rules: Write a 100-word Halloween story appropriate for children using the words costume, dark and haunt. Your story can be scary, funny or anything in between, poetry or prose, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those three words (or variations of those words) and is 100 words or less. Sounds easy, right? Ha!

Oh yes, there are some wonderful prizes up for grabs too. For details about the contest (and to enter, there’s still time!) visit: The 5th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest – aahhhrrrooooOOOOO!!!!

Needless to say, I’m in. My story is posted below. You are seeing it here first….my official entry into the highly-anticipated 5th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest. Happy Halloween!

An Alien Goes Trick-or-Treating
Stephanie M. Ward
98 words (including dark, costume and haunted)

Allen the Alien has landed on Earth on a cold, dark October night.

“Cool costume!” shouts a princess.

“Take me to your leader,” quips a vampire.

“Beep. Boop. Bop,” greets a robot.

Allen is confused.

“Where did his mother find that outfit?” remarks a witch dragging along a little ghost.

The Earthlings are playing dress up!

Allen puts on his costume – jeans, t-shirt, cap, sneakers. Aliens love to dress up as Earthlings.

Allen follows four ninja turtles to a haunted house.

“Trick or Treat!”

“Poor kid doesn’t have a costume,” whispers the ogre handing out candy.

Allen smiles.