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:
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!