It’s creepy and it’s cooky,

Mysterious and spooky,

It’s all together ooky,

The Halloweensie Contest!

Yes, these are homemade Halloweensie Cakes in a Jar! You want a spoon to dig in don’t ya?

Susanna Leonard Hill has done it again!  She has put a seed in my brain and I can’t shake it… no matter how hard I try!

I know, I can’t get away from the seeds!  I should be a gardener….I’m a great weed grower…not the inhaling kind..sorry.  Though that might be more interesting wouldn’t it?

Kidding…only kidding!

Hey, did you know I am running a lemon basil seed giveaway? You did?  That’s great!  Did you enter the giveaway?  You didn’t?  No worries…

You’ve. Still. Got. Time! Like, a whole 3  days!  That’s enough time to enter and still watch several Gilmore Girls episodes….

You’re right…I should get back to the story!

What kind of seed was planted you ask?

The book idea kind.

The My floors are so dirty they might just get up and walk away but I MUST write this story first kind…..

The If I don’t do laundry soon we’ll all be walking around in our bathrobes but I MUST write this story first kind…and we don’t even own bathrobes!

The I need to go to the grocery store so bad we’re gonna be eating saltines and pickle juice for dinner but I MUST write this story first kind….

Seriously, I love these little competitions.  This time was a bit trickier…It’s Halloweensie themed, the words pumpkin, broomstick and creak MUST be used, and it MUST be under 100 words!  YIKES!

I think I can, I think I can…Hey lookie, I DID!

Keep in mind this story is for the very young (I write children’s books remember?) and although it is quite comprehensible with text only, it was written with the hopes of being paired with sprightly illustrations.

ONE TWO PUMPKIN BREW  (Childrens PB, WC 21, Ages 2-6yrs.)

One…Two, Pumpkin Brew!

Three…Four, Creak and Roar!

Five…Six,  Broomstick Tricks!

Seven…Eight,  Scary Fate?

Nine…Ten, BOO!

Halloween Zen!


Sooo…was it frightful enough for you? Do I need to hold your hand?

You know what’s good for that?

Lemon Basil!


*Head on over to Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog to read all the terrific Halloweensie stories and be ready to vote on Monday November 3 for your favorite….

YES!  The SAME Monday, November 3 as  my very first children’s picture book publication date!!!!  The Most Fantastic Day in all of days…well except for that time I birthed that one kid…or the time I birthed that other kid…or the time I…well, we could be here all night!

Until Monday my friends….






15 Comments Add yours

  1. Short but sweet! Nice entry, Angie!

    1. Thanks Julie! Your entry is terrific! Loved the ending! Thanks for reading!

  2. Cathy Ballou Mealey says:

    Short and sweet, just like a Halloweensie ought to be!
    Does Wimbley have a Halloween costume planned? Congrats on your soon to be published book!

    1. Thank You Cathy! Glad you liked the story! Hmmmm..Wimbley’s Halloween costume? You’ll have to stay tuned for that! 🙂

  3. Very cute, Angie! Perfect for littlest Halloweensters 🙂 Thanks so much for joining the fun! And congrats on your book release Monday! How did I miss that? Or maybe I just forgot… my brain is a sieve! But anyway, congrats 🙂

    1. Thank You Susanna! This was a fun one to write! You’ve got a long weekend ahead of you as there are some terrific stories entered! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words on my almost published book! Happy Halloween!

  4. Janet Smart says:

    Short and Spooky! Congratulations on your book!

    1. Thanks so much Janet!

  5. Love your Halloween counting rhyme. So cute!

  6. Catherine Johnson says:

    Cute counting story! I love your intro too. Everyone will be in cleaning mode next week.

    1. Thank You Catherine! I’m learning as a writer, there are some things that just have to wait! 🙂

  7. Stacy S. Jensen says:

    Oh, I agree short and spooky! I pre-ordered your book. Good placement at the top. I read about it first, before I read the Halloweensie story. Good luck on the entry and the book!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment Stacy, your kind words are greatly appreciated! Thanks also for your book order, I hope you enjoy reading about Wimbley and his world of wonder!

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