Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloweensie Entry 2017

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I'm squeaking my entry in. It's been a gloriously busy week--all great things, so I can't complain. I love Susanna Hill's holiday writing contests, and the Halloweensie is one of my faves. 

This years rules: 

"Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words), using the words candy cornmonster, and shadow. (Candy corn will be counted as 1 word.)"

My entry for this year coming in at 97 words:



The Choco-candy Momster

You see that thing in Mom’s old clothes?
We put her there to scare the crows,
but I know something no one knows…

On Halloween she leaves her post 
to find the sweets she loves the most.

M&Ms and Monster Mixes,
Baby Ruths and Hershey Kisses,

Toffee Heaths and almond Snickers,
which she steals from treat or trickers.

The only candy that she scorns,
are sicky, sweety candy corns.

So …

If you see her shadow creeping
do not stop her candy-reaping

Drop all your choco-goody snacks
but take your corns …

… or she’ll be back.

22 comments:

  1. Terrific poem! So much fun! Well done!

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  2. The heart of Mom lives on in her old clothes. She's my kind of scarecrow! Funtastic poem Johnell!

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    1. Oh yes. I collected the mom tax tonight. Almond Joys ... yum.

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  3. I love this!! Super rhyming and great visuals! Yay Momster! <3

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  4. It shows how much fun you had writing this fantastic Halloweensie entry! Wishing you the best of luck!!!

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    1. You too, Leslie. I haven't found everyone's entries yet. I'm way behind.

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  5. Johnell, what a great job. This is one of my favorites! You're the only one to include kisses in their story. (We always have tons of those in the bottom of the bags!) Wonderful job with the rhyming and rhythm. Best of Luck.

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    1. Thank you! I prefer the almond kisses, but hey, if it's between a gobstopper or a kiss, I'll take the later anytime.

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  6. What fun! And so impressed that you posted a rhyming entry! Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. I wanted to push myself this year. :)

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  7. Luckily I like candy corns. ;) Good luck!

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    1. I used to, but something happened and I can only do about one before I'm done. Snickers on the other hand ... :)

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  8. I love the scary Halloween tales. They're so Halloweenie! This one has just the right touch of creepiness, oh, and fab rhyming.
    best of luck

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  9. Very fun! Nice rhythm and a fun build.

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  10. Love it, Johnell! Really clever and so well done! I'm with the scary chocolate-loving scarecrow - who needs candy corn when there's chocolate to be had! :) Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!

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    1. Thanks for all the work you do putting it together!

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  11. ***HOW DID I MISS THIS?*** Glad I found it even if weeks later. The goblins have receded, but candy is forever.

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