The 3rd Annual Halloweensie Contest

Picture Book Author, Susanna Leonard Hill, sponsored THE 3rd ANNUAL HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST on her blog.  After reading the rules, “write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spooky, black  cat, and cackle.   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 (you can count black cat as one word) 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 :)”, I had to participate. This is my entry.


The night of Halloween, Ben found a black-cat outside a cemetery.

“Let’s get you home,” Ben said cuddling the cat.

           “Spooky! That’s not a cat’s name!” he mumbled turning its collar. “You belong to Kat Cackle-stein? But she died three months ago.”

Approaching the house, Ben felt the coldest chill. He heard, “Wooooooooooo” and a cackle so loud, it sent chill up his spine.

Ring-ring-ring. The door squeaked. An old lady appeared.

“Either you’re here to hug me or Spooky disappeared on you,”she cackled.

Ben’s arms were empty. Spooky was gone.

Poof! And so was she.

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