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9th Annual Holiday Contest

Wake up from your Turkey slumber, it’s time to write! Susanna Leonard Hill is at it again, with her 9th Annual Holiday Contest. Not sure what that is? Well, take a sneak peek here and read all about it. Last year I was too busy with Grad school papers to participate, but this year I’m free, and looking forward to writing more stories. So on that note, time to get writing…

Hope to see you in the contest too!

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Halloweensie 2019: Spiders Prey

Happy Halloweensie everyone! I’m so excited Halloweensie is finally here. This is my absolute, favorite time of the year. Perhaps it’s because I was born in the fall, but I just love this season. The air is cool, and crisp, the leaves are brilliant shades of crimson, and gold, and Susanna Leonard Hill posts her fabulous writing contest that completes the spirit of the season. If you don’t know who Susanna Leonard Hill is, or what this Halloweensie thing is all about, head on over here to check it out.

Please take the time to read as many of the Halloweensie entries as you can, because the talent is always amazing, and the stories do not disappoint. This year’s word prompts are: Cobweb, Potion, and trick. You can find my entry below coming in at exactly 100 words! I hope you enjoy it, and thanks so much for stopping by.

I woke wrapped in a cobweb,
an icky-sticky food-bed,
I shivered with impending dread,
as Spider crawled my way.

My mind raced in slow motion,
reminded of that potion,
that superstitious notion,
the old witch passed my way.

That craggy, hag spoke slickly,
of a get-rich scheme, so quickly,
I responded coxcombically,
now in this web I lay.

I should have seen it coming,
An All Hallows Eve witch summing,
of an evil trick forthcoming,
making me the spiders prey.

To think I turned down candy
falling victim to that bandy,
beastly’s modus operandi,
now a spider’s webbed buffet!

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The Love Letter

valentiny writing contest 2019!Happy Valentines Day Everyone, or should I say Happy Valentiny! I’m excited for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 4th annual Valentiny writing contest. For all of the fabulous entries, or more information on Susanna’s contest, head on over here. I hope you enjoy my story. It comes in at 209 words.

 

The Love Letter

Susie loves Johnny,
and Johnny loves Jane,
but Jane’s one true love
is Marty McShane.

 Marty McShane still thinks
girls are icky,
but everyone knows
that Marty’s so picky.

 On Valentine’s Day
Susie wrote a love letter,
in hopes that her Johnny
would never forget her,

 but Johnny loves Jane,
and pretended the letter
was one he had written
in order to get her
to be his true love,
his girl, his sweet Jane,
but Jane’s one true love is Marty McShane.

 And Marty McShane still thinks
girls are icky,
and everyone knows that Marty’s so picky.

 Love letters make Marty queasy inside,
so when Jane passed that letter,
He wanted to die!
Then the teacher said,
“Marty, please hand me your letter!”
and Marty burned red,
‘cause he knew he upset her.

 Marty knew Teacher would read the love letter
out loud to the class,
there was no way he’d let her!

 He crumpled the letter
He rumpled the page,
then hid the love note
in the class pet’s steel cage.

 Freckles woke up
As the letter slipped in,
and he knew that the letter wasn’t for him,
but he guiltily swallowed it down with a grin.
causing classmates to laugh,
much to Marty’s chagrin!

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THE 4TH ANNUAL VALENTINY WRITING CONTEST: Susanna Leonard Hill

valentiny writing contest 2019!Get ready for another one of Susanna Leonard Hill’s fabulous writing contests. Don’t know what that is? Then head on over here to find out. This year’s writing challenge is to write a 214 word story where someone is feeling guilty. Now that sounds like fun! Hope to see your story there. If not check back in on February 14th to read all of the amazing entries.

 

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8th Annual Holiday Contest Stories

Unfortunately my grad school final paper took up all of my free writing time this past week, and I was unable to get a story together for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 8th annual Holiday Writing Contest. After submitting a 28 page grant proposal writing a 250 word short story should have been a piece of cake right?

Now that this semester is officially over, I at least have some free time to pour a hot cup of coffee (or cocoa), bake something yummy, sit by the fire, and read some amazing Holiday stories. Sound like fun? Come join me here and we can read together.

Happy Reading!

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8th Annual Holiday Contest: Tis the Season to be Writing!

When one holiday writing contest closes another one opens! Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie writing contest finally came to a close, and I was proud that my story “Tricks on You” received an honorable mention.

With the holiday season upon us, it is now time for the 8th Annual Holiday Contest. Not sure what that is?  Then head on over to Susanna’s site for all the details. Stories should be posted on your site between December 6-8th. Hope you join in for all the holiday fun.

Happy Writing!

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Halloweensie 2018: The Evil Dr. Gerbil, and the Case of the Stolen Cauldron

Happy Halloweensie everybody. So glad you stopped by. I’m so excited to be entering another one of Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie writing contests. If you don’t know what that is head on over here to check it out. If you’re not a writer, but love reading great stories, then head on over here to enjoy all the amazingly talented entries. This year I actually wrote two stories: The Evil Dr. Gerbil and the Case of the Stolen Cauldron (98 Words), and Tricks on You (95 Words).

Of course, it wouldn’t be a holiday writing contest without my beloved Evil Dr. Gerbil. When we last left off, The Evil Dr. Gerbil had won the Villains Got Talent Valentines contest, but was swiftly arrested by law enforcement’s top crime fighter, Wonder Weasel, and was sentenced to time on the spinning wheel.

Enjoy the stories, and thanks for reading!

 

Fox Breaking News

 

An enchanted cauldron belonging to the weird Poo sisters: Itchy, Witchy, and Snitchy, was reported stolen. Evidence of partridge feathers and candy corn were found at the scene.

News at 11…

Fox Breaking News

The notorious Evil Dr. Gerbil has escaped from prison again! Shivering witnesses described an explosion, followed by a burning, boiling, bubbling fire. A newt’s eye, frog’s toe, dog’s tongue, and howl-et’s wing were found at the scene, leading authorities to believe the old double, double toil and trouble spell abetted the escape.

Wonder weasel is flying in to investigate.

Stay tuned…

Tricks on You

“What do you want?”
My heart skipped a beat.
“Why are you here?”
I croaked, “Trick or Treat?”

Her cauldron was boiling,
a black, inky brew,
she cackled,
and tossed me right into that stew.

Ahh came my screams!
Swish went her broom,
under the glow
of a rising full moon.

The hairs on my back
pricked to attention.
Was that a shiver
of witch apprehension?

Shape-shifting swiftly.
Teeth razor points.
Ten sharpened claws,
sprang from my joints.

Growl went my stomach.
I howled with delight!
My trick,
now my treat,
to feast on tonight.