The amazing Susanna Leonard Hill has, once again, organized the Halloweensie Contest for Children’s Writers. The challenge: write a Halloween story for children no longer than 100 words! The words candy corn, monster, and shadow must be included in the story (candy corn will count as 1 word). This was not an easy feat. Here is my entry. Click here to read all of the other amazing stories!
The Candy Corn Caper
By Jenna Grodzicki
CRASH! Evan popped out of bed. His eyes went to the nightstand. The candy jar was gone! On the floor, leading out of his room, was a trail of candy corn.
He grabbed his pirate sword and followed the trail.
MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH! It was coming from the kitchen. He crept closer and noticed a monster-shaped shadow on the wall.
Evan’s knees wobbled, but his love of candy corn gave him courage. He rounded the corner and…
It was just his little sister, shoving fistfuls of candy corn into her mouth.
Relieved, Evan giggled and enjoyed a midnight treat with his sister.