My 99 word story for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest (100 words or less using creak, pumpkin, & broomstick).
At Grandma’s House Last Halloween
Just in case you didn’t catch the story on the above slideshow:
In her house so old it creaks,
my Grandma has a door that squeaks.
Just past that door and down the hall,
a broomstick hangs up on the wall.
When I stayed the night last Halloween,
branches tapped on the window screen.
I heard a groan and moan from the creaky floor
and a wheeze and sigh from the squeaky door.
I saw a pumpkin moon and a witch on a broom
who waved to me in my cold dark room.
When I ran to find Grandma that spooky night,
I found an empty bed in the glowing light.
36 thoughts on “Happy Halloweensie!”
What a neat entry, Maria! Love yor slide show – my fave is the one with the broomstick on the wall!
Neat story. I love the first two lines!
Fabulous illustrations to your spooktacular story!
This is so fun! I love your illustrations. I also enjoyed how you left “room for the reader” to figure out what was going on. I’ve been working on that in my own writing.
This is so fun. I love it! Great job, Marla! 🙂
Ooh, that’s a cool grandma!
Oh, love how Bwa-Ha-ha this is! And the slide show is wonderful!
How fun to have an illustrated story! It certainly sets the Halloween mood! Nice entry, Marla.
Fun. That’s a lot of work with those illustrations too. Good luck.
I love how you did a slide show along with text and illos. Great idea and I envy your tech know how. Good for you!! 🙂
Love surprise endings. You nailed it! Happy Halloween!
This one is a WOW. Great job and love the illustrations, they really bring out the whole story.
Wow, Marla! Did you do all the art too? That was an awesome slide show! And I love your story/poem! What a great ending! Fabulous job! I’m so glad you joined the Halloweensie fun!
Yes, I did the art too. I needed a story to help build my illustration portfolio & this was a perfect fit. And I may have gotten a wee bit carried away.
Wow, an author and illustrator! And both so well done. Loved this, Marla!
It would be so much fin to have a relative who could fly and a grandma with a secret life. cute cute
It does make one wonder exactly WHAT Grandma is up to after lights-out! Nice ending. I think you left just enough to the imagination.
Spooky !! A witch grandma !!! What fun too your pictures! I wish I was an artist 😦
Great poem story! Thanks for sharing.
Ooooh, creepy–and wonderful illustrations, too!
Wonderful entry, both artwork and story alike! :0)
Great entry. Love the slide show. Not certain I would be going back to this Grandma’s house.
I’d like to inherit Grandma’s broomstick, but I doubt I’d visit her on Halloween!
Great slides, great story!
Very creative Marla. Great use of rhythm and rhyme and I love the slide-show! Spooky ending too!
How spooky. I love the ending.
Scary Grandma! Love the illustrations.
What a fabulous entry! Very clever with a great ending. Loved the illustrations!
How clever using a slide show; wonderful illustrations!
Spooky that granny isn’t in bed! Love the poem and the illustrations.
Spooky! Grandma may be sharing her ancestry with this grandchild soon! I love your illustrations and slideshow!
Oooo, scary! The slideshow is an awesome touch. 🙂
Love it. How long did it take you to make the illustrations?
Priya – I wrote & illustrated it in 4 days. Not sure how long it took it do the pics exactly, but they are small – 5×7. I did a bit here & there.
Loved this. Scary Grandma!
Loved this! Beautifully written. Great entry.
Great story, and the illustrations are lovely!
Amazing! I love the twist! 😀