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?
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.