Piper’s New Potion
By Stacy S. Jensen
Piper wanted a new cauldron.
The Shiver Store had a Howling Halloween sale.
But, she was short on cash.
Piper fed the dragon, cleaned her room, and sprinkled dust.
Her allowance wasn’t enough.
She searched for change. No luck.
Piper made a sign: Potions for $1.
Her Toil and Trouble Potion sat untouched.
She returned to her lab.
Her Pet Potion turned unicorns into gargoyles.
“No more rainbow toots!” she said.
Parents gobbled them up.
Her “Do What I Say” Potion sold best.
Piper’s math finally added up.
With a new cauldron, Piper created a “Stop Falling Houses” potion.
Halloweensie is an event not to be missed.
There is still time today, Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. EST to enter. Visit Author Susanna Leonard Hill’s website for the details.
For the contest, you write a 100-word story for children. The story must include shiver, cauldron, and howl. I’m at 99 words. It’s always a challenge to write a full story at this word count. Visit Susanna’s blog post with links to all the entries. The contest always brings out a ton of spooky and funny stories.
I hope you have a Happy Halloween. We woke up to snow and a school delay this morning. The sun is out now. So, all the children will hopefully have a fun and chilly Halloween.
Vivian Kirkfield says
What fun, Stacy. Especially the rainbow toots! I’m glad she managed to save enough to buy what she wanted.
You spotted my little darling, I didn’t want to cut out of the story. Who doesn’t love a rainbow toot?
Piper is devious! I want a Do What I Say Potion…if there is any left!
I’ll see if she has any inventory left. 🙂
Traci Bold says
I love that Piper worked hard to earn the money for what she wanted and used her special skills to achieve her goal and rid parents of that ‘horrible’ rainbow toot! (LOL). Cute story Stacy!
Angela Hawkins says
Rainbow toots, HaHa! Good job!
Susanna Leonard Hill says
Love Piper’s list of chores 🙂 Love how she works to earn her new cauldron. And I have to admire you as a writer for working “rainbow toots” into the story 🙂 I’m with everyone else in wanting some of that Do What I Say potion! Thanks for an entertaining story, Stacy, and for joining in the Halloweensie fun! (Also, it is lovely to hear from you!!! 🙂 )
Debora Hoffmann says
Ha! Too fun! Love this line: “The Shiver Store had a Howling Halloween sale.” 🙂