The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest


The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill.

The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words).  You must use the words candy corn, monster and shadow.  Here is my entry below:

The Candy Corn Monster

Lily’s favorite day had arrived. At exactly 5:30 p.m. she dressed in a spiky-hair white wig, bright orange dress and canary yellow high-top tennis shoes. Smiling in the mirror, she was proud of her homemade candy corn costume. Once outside, she shadowed behind the other trick-or-treating children as they ran from house to house. Lily held out her sack and the homeowners filled it with treats. Not a single person noticing that under Lily’s outfit she was a real two-horned, five teeth, three-foot tall, blue haired purple monster who loved Halloween.

About Carole Lynn Jones

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36 Responses to The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest

  1. Kelly Conroy says:

    Yay, Carole! Happy Halloween!

  2. Nice twist at the end! Didn’t see that coming!

  3. Ah, Halloween. The day when monsters can hide in plain site. Well done!

  4. chardixon47 says:

    Fun story with a surprise! Good luck, Carole 🙂

  5. Jill Proctor says:

    Lily didn’t want to scare – she only wanted to score…treats! Good luck, Carole.

  6. Is she the purple people eater? Good luck!

  7. David McMullin says:

    Super cute!

  8. kathalsey says:

    Great twist at the end. I didn’t see it coming.

  9. Love the twist at the end!! 🙂

  10. What fun…and I’m glad Lily got her sack of goodies! Well done!

  11. Christine says:

    Fun twist! Good luck with the contest 🙂

  12. jeanjames926 says:

    Such a cute story, love that she is a real monster!

  13. willowwrites says:

    And I thought she was a fashionista. Those monsters can really fool ya! Good luck 🙂

  14. kmajor2013 says:

    Hi Carole,

    I liked your story. A very fashionable young monster that Lily! Good luck in the contest!


  15. Delfina Salimbene says:

    Awww, how sweet is Lily?? Nice twist!

  16. alissa says:

    Oh, the irony! I loved it!

  17. jheitman22 says:

    Ha,hai! Clever, Carole.

  18. Hahaha! Clever Lily! She did quite the job with the costume, fooling everyone so completely! Who would suspect an innocent candy corn of being a monster?! 🙂 Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie fun, Carole!

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