Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloweensie Entry: Dark's Knight


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Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie contest starts today. The rules: Write a 100 word or less Halloween children's story using the words costume, dark and haunt. My entry for this year is:


Dark's Knight
by Johnell DeWitt


Dark didn’t usually need a costume. He scared most kids without one. But this year, Dark wanted to trick or treat, and people always stopped handing out candy when he showed up. 

He could try something funny. But the clown nose with nothing behind it looked even scarier. 

Something sparkly? But all the glitter in the world couldn’t make Dark shine. 

He needed something solid. 

He slipped into an old house and oozed into the lighted spaces. The house looked spooky, but he couldn’t trick or treat as a haunted house. 

Then he saw it, guarding the corner…A knight!




58 comments:

  1. What a great character! A fun story with a clever ending. Well done, Johnell!

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  2. poor dark. Great job, & very unique.

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  3. I Love the metaphors and play on words. Great job!

    :)

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  4. haha! Now Dark can trick or treat. :) Loved this story.

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  5. Really clever using Dark as a character!

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  6. What a great idea, Johnell! And I loved your mc's name...Dark is too perfect!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Vivian. And congrats on your recent news. :)

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  7. Love this creative idea! And I love the way it evokes the thought of the recent very dark Batman movies....

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  8. I love it finished! Dark's a very clever character.

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    1. Thanks for all your help Mishka. My Halloweensie partner in crime. :)

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  9. What a clever character & clever story, Johnell! Loved it!

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  10. Oooh, creepy and clever...a perfect Halloween story :)

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  11. I love the final costume! Great job. The clown nose and the haunted house options made me laugh.

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  12. Love the play on word - and one of the prompt words too - bonus points! -Amanda

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  13. Great use of a pun and I love the idea of Dark needing a costume!

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    1. Smack! High-five coming back. :) Thanks, MIrka.

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  15. Unusual and inspired character. Great Halloweensie entry!

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    1. Thank you for your comment and for stopping by.

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  16. Ha! I love the twist at the ending. This is a fun story. Well done!

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  17. Love that you used Dark as a character!

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  18. Wonderful, Johnell! So original! Who would have thought of the dark needing/wanting to dress up? And what a perfect costume choice! Very cleverly done :)

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    1. Thank you, Susanna. And Thanks for doing this every year. It's so much fun.

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  19. So good!! I loved the imagery of nothing behind a clown nose, not enough glitter to make him shine. Very clever! Good luck, Johnell, I think this deserves a win!

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    1. Thanks, Leandra. I hope so, but there are a lot of really great entries. Fingers crossed. :)

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  20. Creative play on the word knight! Good luck to you :)

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  21. What a clever use of one of the required words. And a great solution!

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  22. Love the play on night and knight! Happy Halloweensie!

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  23. Clever and spooky! Happy Halloweensie!

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