Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloweensie: Boo!

Happy Halloween!

Author Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting a Halloweensie Story contest this week.

Wilda, Frankie and Barry
Boo!
By Stacy S. Jensen


A witch, Frankenstein and a bat walked down the street with pumpkin shaped pails.

The trio yelled “Trick-or-Treat” at every door, until they arrived at the Nelson place.

Vines snaked along the dark path to the front door.

“I’m scared,” Frankie said.

“I need a light,” Wilda said.

“I want to go home,” Barry said fluttering his wings.

Before anyone knocked, they saw a flash of red as Santa jumped out. 

“Boo!”

“I want my Mummy,” the children screamed all the way home.

Santa scratched his head. "But, the last group of kids got a treat.”

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Good grief, I couldn't figure out how to write this one. The result: Four different versions. They all seemed to have a line similar to a picture book I've recently read or wanted to read. 

As time slipped away, I decided on "Boo!" So, for those Owl Babies fans, you'll note the nod to "I want my mommy." That's my digital collage at the top, using images I recently purchased for a use just like this. One day, I hope to create my own characters.

I can't wait to read the entries this year. Please visit Susanna's blog for the 100 words or less stories.

45 comments:

  1. This was very cute! I especially liked when they all screamed, "I want my mummy!" Julie

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    1. Julies agree! I like your collage and look forward to your own creations soon too!

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    2. Thanks Julie! Your poem and cat shape were wonderful. I look up to your style.

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  2. What a fun story, Stacy! I really enjoyed it! And I'm SO impressed with your digital art! Wow! I wish I could do that!

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    1. You are too kind Susanna. Thanks. Now I need to draw my own characters! One day!

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  3. Very cute and a potential pb here. I love that Santa scared them off. You're very good at characterisation, Stacy. Cool picture!

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    1. Thanks Catherine. One of my drafts has the beginnings of a full book. I went way over the limit.

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  4. Ha! Very cute and really fun ending. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's amazing that you did that in so few words. Great job!

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    1. Glad you liked the ending. 100 words is tough, but I'm finding inspiration in all the entries.

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  5. So adorable, Stacy. I enjoyed reading. We had Sandy and mine couldn't go up in time. *sigh* *kicks Sandy in the jim dandy*

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    1. Thanks. I hope you remain safe after Sandy. She kicked a lot of folks in the jim dandy!

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  6. Great entry, Stacy! LOVED "I want my mummy" and the final line!

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  7. Graet collage and story!

    I think I'll skip the Nelson place tonight when we go trick-or-treating. What will Enzo be?

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    1. An iguana. I'm guessing he can't wait until he picks out his own costumes, but he looks soooo cute.

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  8. Maybe Santa should stick with coming down the chimney instead of jumping out from behind bushes and scaring trick or treaters.

    B~O~O! :D

    Love your digital collage! Reading all these entries will make for a FUN Halloween . . .

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  9. Awhh, cute! And love the "I want my mummy" line too...awesome

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  10. This made me laugh with the random Santa jumping out! Very funny, Stacy.

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    1. Random. That's a good way to describe the whole thing. hee hee.

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    2. I'm a huge fan of random and quirky, so this entry was just perfect.

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  11. You know, I considered Santa as a costume this year since we have the hat...But my kids are 3 and 2...I didn't want to confuse them! I love that he ended up in a Halloween story!

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    1. My son doesn't like Santa, so i wouldn't dare. I'm wearing some striped tights. As long as a house, doesn't fall on me, I'll consider myself a witch for the day.

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  12. LOL, very funny, Stacy. I love the idea of Santa showing up on the wrong holiday.

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    1. Carrie, What? That's the wrong holiday? I'll have to tell him.

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  14. The characters are so cute! Love the Santa in a flash of red and scared the kids. The irony. :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sue. Santa has scared my son for the last two years. We'll see if he does this again in December.

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  15. Very cute story, Stacy!
    And I enjoyed hearing about what influenced the story, and where you got the picture of Wilda, Frankie and Barry. Well done! :)

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  16. See, this is what happens when Christmas decorations come out before Thanksgiving - the holiday lines become blurred and children scream for their mummies!

    This was a great story!

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  17. OH! that was fun, Stacey! Well done. :)

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  18. Lots of fun, Stacy! I love the Halloween trio...and the photo is perfect! Santa jumping out and scaring them was quite a surprise...reminds me of when my oldest son would dress up and scare all the neighborhood kids when they came Trick or Treating. :)

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  19. Cute story, and great job on the artwork!

    ~Debbie

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  20. I love that Santa showed up and scared them! That's quite tricks-y! :)

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  21. What a twist that Santa did the scaring! Fun read!

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  22. Loved the twist at the end! A fun Happy Haloweensie story.

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  23. I liked the Santa twist at the end. What a fun surprise. :)

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