Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill

The Contest:  write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spookyblack cat, and cackle.  Your story can be scary, funny or anything in between, poetry or prose, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those 3 words (you can count black cat as one word) and is 100 words (you can go under, but not over!)  Get it?  Halloweensie - because it's not very long and it's for little people :)

Post your story on your blog between now and Thursday October 31st by 11:59 PM EDT.

Fly me to my Room
by Manju B. Howard

With a trick-or-treat brew of sweets
making her tummy twitch,
Gail curled up in a cozy chair
wearing the pointy hat of a witch.

“Time for bed,” her mother cackled.
But Gail hugged her black cat instead.

“To bed,” her mother crowed,
while sweeping up bits of candy.

Gail shook her head.
Spooky creatures want to find me.
They know I’m full of treats.

Orange clowns, pink bunnies and
wizards with wands will smell my feet
and think I’m something good to eat.

“Dear Mother Witch,
please take me on your broom
and fly me to my room.”

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Picture Book Writers

Presenting Tara Lazar author of The Monstore
and founder of Picture Book Idea Month