Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thanks to Susanna Leonard Hill for hosting the Halloweensie Contest! The rules are to incorporate the three words, cackle, black cat, and spooky, into a story of no more than 100 words. Here's mine.


Lizzy Witch and Spooky 

The final bell clanged. Schoolwitches cheered. It was Halloween break!

Lizzy Witch kicked up her broomstand and soared home to her black cat.

"Where's Spooky?" she asked Mum.

"We never know," she cackled.

Lizzy echoed into the caldron. "Spooky."

She plucked through the pumpkin patch. "Spoooky."

She flew over the chimney and under the thorn bushes. "Spooooooky!"

Lizzy coasted home with empty arms and an empty tummy.

"Soup's on," said Mum.

"I can't eat without Spooky." Lizzy sobbed. 

"Who do you think caught the ingredients?" Mum winked.

Just then, Spooky sprang into Lizzy's lap.

"Happy Halloween to you too, Spooky!"



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18 comments:

Donna L Sadd said...

Your words painted the story perfectly, Michelle. I love your bedtime blog! :0)

Nicole said...

I can just "see" the illustrations ! Good for you !

Jackie Wellington said...

Let me be the first to say that I loved this story. I am so glad, she found Spooky. Good story.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

What a great ending, Michelle! I love that Spooky caught the ingredients for the soup! What a fun twist :) You made me laugh :) So glad you entered the contest, and so nice to meet you! Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie Madness :)

Grannymar said...

I love the image of Spooky and the word pictures you paint. Not sure I would like to eat that soup!

Beth Stilborn said...

Sounds like yummy soup -- for a little witch! Glad she found Spooky! And glad you joined us in the contest.

Carrie F said...

I love the twist at the end. Great verbs in this story, too. Nice, Michelle!

pennyklostermann.com said...

Cute! Maybe Spooky should be called Sneaky...tee hee!

JannaTWrites said...

Such a cute story! I think I'll pass on kitty-find soup, though. (At our house, it would most likely contain lizards!)

c-c-hall.com said...

I need a Spooky to help put the soup on at my house! :-)

Michelle Nott said...

Thanks to everyone who kindly took the time to comment on my story! :)

Stacy S. Jensen said...

What Penny said! Very cute.

Vivian Kirkfield said...

Hi Michelle...so lovely to connect with you! We are on the same page about many things and I'll be following your blog. I'm passionate about picture books and reading with kids.
Your contest entry is fabulous...I truly identified with the little witch and I'm so glad her 'Spooky' is back in her loving arms.:)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Awww, what a good kitty! I can see how this story would be really appealing to young kids. Great job.

Lauri Meyers said...

Ew, Ew, Ew! Mouse soup for dinner? Delicious!

StableGranny said...

great story with a beginning, middle and end... good job

Hastens said...

Wow! What a cute story this is. Are you actually making your stories up yourself? I just started reading your blog and I am allready hooked. Can't wait to pick another one of your fairytales to tell my 5 year old son before bedtime!

Michelle Nott said...

Hastens,
Thank you for your comment! I do write my own stories. I have an Early Reader book that will be published later this year and I just finished a Middle Grade novel.
I am so happy to know you are enjoying my blog :)

 
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