Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloweensie Entry: Creakety, Crackety Croo!

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Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie contest is up and running. All entries are limited to 100 words or less and must include the words creak, pumpkin and broomstick. Mine weighed in at exactly 100, whew. And here is my entry:


Creakety, Crackety, Croo
by Johnell DeWitt

Wenda watched her aunts fly away. 

No Halloween Ball again! Just because she couldn’t remember her spells?

Sigh

Wenda opened the ancient spell book primer…creeeeaaaak…but another book fell out.

A story book

Before Wenda finished the Happily Ever After, she knew what to do.

She fetched her wand, a pumpkin and an old dress…

“Creakety, crackety, croo!” 

The pumpkin shivered then SNAPPED into a broomstick, then Wenda’s dress quivered and POOFED into glittery gown—the perfect creepy costume for the Halloween Ball. 

As the clock screeched midnight, Wenda hopped on her orange broom and zoomed into the night. 


54 comments:

  1. What a wonderful story! A fun Cinderella twist. Great job, Johnell!

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  2. Poof! There IS magic in story books!

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  3. Funtastic! The twist is wonderful. Very creative!!

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  4. I love this great twist on Cinderella!

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  5. Echoing everyone else! Cute twist on Cinderella. I could picture this on the page.

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  6. Love the cinder twist. Great job! :)

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  7. Like it! Good twist on the Cinderella story!

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  8. Nice - way to fracture that fairy tale!

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  9. This is just adorable! You fit so much into 100 Halloweensie words! Love it!

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  10. I think you should write a Witcherella picture book! Great job.

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    1. Once I started writing, I had a full-blown PB draft. Cutting those words down was tough!

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  11. What a Cinderella witchy or witcherella story as in above comment. So glad she got the ball gown after all yeyyyyyyy. Thanks for sharing.

    Creakety, crackety, croo!

    See you!

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  12. Johnell, Wenda is as endearing as Cinderella. Great story.

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  13. Ooh! A twisted Cinderella! I like it, Johnell! Clever and fun :) You've gotta love the witch version of bippity bop pity boo, and the fact that Wenda turns her pumpkin into her preferred mode of transportation - a broomstick :) Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!

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    1. Thanks for putting it on Susanna. It's fun.

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    1. I almost used that as my title. Great minds :)

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  15. Your title made me think of Cinderella. Loved your story!

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad the title worked. :)

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  16. Nice twist on Cinderella! I loved your use of "creak," too.

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  17. Cool, a Halloweensie twist on Cinderella. I like it.

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  18. So glad Wendarella got to go to the ball! Fun!

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  19. Love it! A story within a Halloweensie story.

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  20. Halloweensie story with a Cinderella twist. Very clever, loved it!

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