Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Contest!!!

Unfortunately I'm running behind on my 30 day drawing challenge.  However, I have lots of time for drawing today so I should be back on track by tomorrow, but in the meantime I have something different that is equally fun.  Susanna Hill's Halloween contest!!!  The rules are as follows: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children using the words spooky, black cat, and cackle.

These contests are always delightful.  There are so many gifted and talented writers who participate so if you would like to read more stories or even join in the fun visit
 http://susannahill.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-3rd-annual-halloweensie-contest.html


After much cutting I finally condensed my story to 98 words.  Usually my stories have a pretty low word count, but this is a new record for me!  Thanks for the challenge Susanna!





Paula’s New Friend


Paula the witch was lonely.

She lived in a spooky, haunted house all by herself.

She tried talking to the ghosts, but they were too snooty.

She tried talking to the rats, but they just squeaked and ran away.

She even tried talking to jack – o – lanterns, but all they did was sit.

Then one day she found a black cat outside her door.  He was hungry. 

She gave him a bowl of milk and asked, “Will you be my friend?” 

“Purr” said the cat, and drank his milk.

Paula cackled with glee.  She loved her new friend.




Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Halloween everyone!

29 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, Heather! So sweet. I love it. :-)

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  2. Oh, I love this, Heather! What a sweet story, and such good use of the required words! Plus, 98 words? You had 2 to spare? I think you deserve a prize just for that! :) Thanks for joining in the fun! :)

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  3. This is a sweet story. Love it!

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  4. Sweet. Cats beat rats as companions every day!

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  5. Short and sweet, lovely!- Donna L Sadd

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  6. Aww, witch + black cat = true friendship!

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  7. Charming story, and photo too! Don't you just love Halloween? No gifts to buy, no huge dinner to fix, just fun!

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  8. What a sweet story heather. Perfect with the photo. :-)

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  9. Ack, I meant Heather! It's been a long day!

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  10. Every lonesome witch needs a black cat! :-)

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  11. What a lovely story for Halloween...one that is sure not to scare young kids.:) Sweet message, Heather...my 5 year old grandson would love this one!

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  12. I think cats are the best companions! (And black cats and witches go together like peanut butter and chocolate :))

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  13. Very cute! Amazing how you told such an entertaining story in so few words. Nice job!!!

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  14. Not always easy to keep within the word count. I had plenty of paring to do. I love the happy ending!

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  15. AAwwW! So sweet! Love this story. Nice and cozy for halloween. :)

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  16. Love your line that all the jack--lantern did was sit! Fun story.

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  17. What a sweet story. Kids will love this.

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  18. Awwww, lonely Paula isn't lonely anymore.

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  19. Darling story! Especially love the final image of the little witch girl cackling with glee.

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  20. What a sweet story. I like the way you used a black cat character who is friendly, not scary.

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  21. Very sweet story! And, I love the photo.

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  22. Nice friendship story. Love the picture!

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  23. Love the photo, Heather! And you have all the elements of a good Halloween story.

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