It’s the most spooktacular time of year!
The Halloweensie Contest!
Author extraordinaire Susanna Leonard Hill runs this contest and it’s a ton of fun. The rules follow my entry:
Gilda’s Zombie Fix
By Stacy S. Jensen
On Halloween, Gilda always wore a white costume.
She always ate dark chocolate.
And, she always visited an old haunt.
But, this year was different.
Her friends acted a bit alien-ish.
Their moans signaled trouble.
Gilda grabbed her emergency bag.
She passed out water, candy, and encouragement.
“Keep shuffling! Now drag a foot.”
Most zombies perked up, but not Isaac.
Gilda gave him a brussels sprout.
When Isaac tooted, he was normal again.
“Let’s Trick or Treat!” he said.
Gilda took Isaac to Planet #893, where neighbors gave the best treats in the universe — chocolate covered brains.
Word Count: 97
The rules are here.
Basically, you write a children’s story in 100 words or less; include three words — costume, dark, and haunt, and no illustration notes. Seriously, it’s 100 words period (not including the title). The story can be scary, funny, prose, rhyme … just about anything you want, as long as it is geared toward children.
Stories should be posted on your blog between Oct. 26 and Oct. 30. Be sure to check the rules for the posting deadline and options on how to post a story, if you don’t have a blog. There are wonderful prizes and more importantly there are dozens (if not a 100-plus) of fun stories to read.
To read additional entries, visit Susanna’s blog.
Cathy Hall says
Oh, I love the Halloweensie contest, Stacy, and I laughed out loud at your entry! Good luck!
Fun entry. Good luck.
Clara Bowman-Jahn says
Oh, that is so orignal!!
So cute with the brussel sprout being the cure!
I love it. 🙂
Thanks Clara. Better the zombies eat them than me. 🙂
Renee LaTulippe says
Tooted! Tee hee!! 😀
My Enzo is in the tooting phase Renee! I couldn’t resist. I just needed to write one out!
Julie Rowan-Zoch says
Brussel sprout for the zombie rumbles! Haha!
Why, of course, Julie! What else?
Vivian Kirkfield says
What fun, Stacy! A Halloween story with farting…what kid won’t love this one!!!
Can’t wait to read all the other entries…I’ll bet there wlll be a ton ot them. 🙂
Thanks Vivian! I know. Tons of fun!
Mary Koch says
The “old haunt” is my favorite part. I used to visit one of those, and now I think I may BE one!
You are not. I do love to visit an “old haunt.” Thanks for stopping by Mary.
Beth Stilborn says
!!!!!! Great root-tootin’ fun! !!!!!!
Thanks Beth. Can you imagine what phase Enzo is in? Toot. Toot. Toot.
Rosi Hollinbeck says
Congratulations on getting it done! It is a great contest. Thanks for letting me read your cute story.
Thanks for stopping by Rosi.
mmmmmmm dark chocolate….
I know I LOVE IT.
Gregory E Bray says
My thoughts exactly. =)
Marla Lesage says
This is great!
Thanks Marla. I’ll be eating dark chocolate later while reading all the spooky entries.
Catherine Johnson says
Of course zombies eat brussel sprouts. Great entry Stacy.
Yes. I believe they do Catherine. (I don’t.)
Gabrielle Snyder says
Ewww… chocolate covered brains. Love it! Fun entry, Stacy!
Patricia Tilton says
Very, very clever! Loved the brussel sprouts cure. Great entry!
Jilanne Hoffmann says
Ewwwwwieeeee—wonderful! Yes, it’s LOL funny. 😀
Tracy Campbell says
You made me laugh, Stacy. 🙂 Best of luck to you too.
Karen Brueggeman says
What a great Halloween story. I hope you win. 🙂
Thanks Karen. You are too kind. There are dozens of wonderful stories to read. I’ve laughed so much today just reading the stories already posted. Halloweensie makes for a fun week.
Leslie Leibhardt Goodman says
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without the dark chocolate.
Maria Marshall says
I love the Brussels sprouts, great twist on Halloween.
Thanks Maria. I hoped it would be a little brainy and a twist for Halloween.
Cheryl Secomb says
lol! What a fun story! I’ll take the dark chocolate…without the brains. 🙂 Great job, Stacy!
Traci Bold says
Stacy, Loved this story. Brussels Sprouts is a stroke of genius to make the zombie regular again. Good luck!
Buffy Silverman says
Ha–love the tooting-inducing brussel sprouts that saved the day!
Susanna Leonard Hill says
Hahaha, Stacy! This is an entry sure to appeal to kids! Who’d’ve thought brussel sprouts would save the day! 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!
Thanks for hosting Susanna. I’m still making my way through the list.
Mishka Jaeger says
ok now I REALLY want to go eat chocolate (apparantly it’s National Chocolate Day today too?)
I’m even thinking about chocolate covered brussels sprouts… could work?
Chocolate sounds like a plan. Not sure about the chocolate covered brussels sprout. 🙂
Christie Allred says
Way to go 🙂 Good luck to you!
Your entry was hilarious and so fun to read! Thanks for sharing this.
Very cool to have an alien slant and a starring Brussel sprout!
Robyn Campbell says
Hey, Stac!! How are you? I giggled at your story. Creative, buddy! I want to go to Planet #893. Chocolate brains sound quite delish. Best wishes.
Penny Parker Klostermann says
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Very funny, Stacy! Love the brussel sprout solution 🙂
Cathy Ballou Mealey says
Ah the poor denigrated brussel sprout! Roasted with a little balsamic vinegar it is ALMOST as good as dark chocolate. Love Gilda’s Halloweensie tale Satcy!
I know. I will likely get points removed from my entry for that. Hmm. I need to tell Hubby about your secret formula. Thanks for stopping by.
What fun, chocolate covered brains, that made me laugh! Thanks for popping by Kyrosmagica and reading my Halloweensie entry too.
It’s always fun to read all the entries. Good luck.
Charlotte Dixon says
LOL-love the tootin’ zombie 🙂 Good luck, Stacy!
Thanks Charlotte. We had a tootin’ zombie at our house over the weekend. 🙂
Randi Sonenshine says
I love it, Stacey! I MUST get an emergency bag like Gilda. What fun details!
We all need an emergency bag! Thanks for stopping by Randi.