The 5th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest

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I’m joining in Susanna Leonard Hill’s  Halloweensie Writing Contest as this looked a bit of fun, what with my blog theme this month being Halloween stuff and nonsense!!  The word limit is just 100 words, excluding the title, so given that I decided to write a poem, which is a bit of a challenge for me as apart from writing haikus I don’t normally write poetry.

Here is a link to Susanna’s blog if you’d like to join in with this fun contest (entries have to be in by Friday October 30th by 11:59 PM EDT) : http://susannahill.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/the-5th-annual-halloweensie-writing.html

The Contest:  write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words costumedark, and haunt.   Your story can be scary, funny or anything in between, poetry or prose, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those 3 words and is 100 words (you can go under, but not over!)  Get it?  Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people 🙂  (And yes, I know 100 words is short but that’s part of the fun and the challenge!  We got over 130 fantastic entries last year so I know you can do it!)  Also, you may use the words in any form – e.g. haunt, haunts, haunted, darkness, darkening, costumed, whathaveyou 🙂  

The Lonely Gatecrashing Ghost.

Time to Go a Trick A Treat,

Don a costume pretty quick,

Sneak out before mum says no,

Grab your lantern, here we go.

 

Stop! A ghost haunts that dark alley,

He pulls funny faces to be pally,

Everyone turns away,

A game that no one wants to play.

 

The kids scream in fright,

Scattering in a terrible flight,

Halloween’s for guzzling sweets,

Make believe dress up feats.

 

Not for ghosts gate-crashing fun,

Stealing sweets by the ton,

Scaring old ladies walking by,

A wicked recipe to die.

 

Take your nonsense,

And your conscience,

Don’t be a git,

Do a ghostly flit!

 

© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica. All Rights Reserved.  

 

Hope you liked my entry. I kind of felt a bit sorry for the poor old ghost being excluded from the fun!

 

Bye for now.

 

It’s so dark outside since the clocks went back, just makes me want to sleep!

 

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Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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32 Responses to The 5th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest

  1. Ha Ha! Great poem Marje 🙂

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  2. Writing a 100-word story is HARD, and yours turned out really fun. I could totally see this as a picture book.

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  3. Ameena k.g says:

    Haha, I totally enjoyed this poem. What a fun read! 😀

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  4. I love the poem Marje!

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  5. Gabi Snyder says:

    I love the concept of a gatecrashing ghost. Happy Halloween!

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  6. Ha ha! So glad you decided to do this 🙂

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  7. clarbojahn says:

    We are getting our clocks turned back this coming weekend. A whole hour for extra sleep. But like you after the initial night I will just want to sleep in and stay up later. who knows? Maybe I”ll get something done then?

    Whoops! Gotta go back and read your story one more time now. 🙂

    Hiliarious! I Love the humor. I love all the different variety of stories on this contest don’t you? I”ll keep my fingers crossed for yours.

    Happy Halloween, Marje! 🙂

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  8. JEN Garrett says:

    Very Fun poem. I’ll be glad when those clocks get moved for us. My body is already adjusting for the dark, haha.

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  9. Well done! Good luck!

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  10. Good job, and good luck to you 🙂

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  11. Great job! Happy Halloween!

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  12. That’s a great children’s poem Marje. As somebody else also said I think it would make a great picture book. Well done on the challenge. 👻

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  13. Oh dear – I’m afraid I’m one of the old ladies who will be petrified! LOL Such a fun idea. Happy Halloweensie!

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  15. A gatecrashing ghost – what an original idea! Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie Contest with this fun story, Marjorie! 🙂

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  16. Well done, Marjorie!!!! You packed a lot into this…and I loved the cadence of it. 😉

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