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 costume, dark, 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!
Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx