Pumpkin Spice. Everything is pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice pancakes, pumpkin spice candles, lotions, lip gloss, shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent..ok, not yet, but you know they’re working on it!

That’s right folks, its officially Fall! The pumpkin spice is falling from the trees to prove it! And when it’s Fall, it’s time for a Halloweensie Contest! Susanna Leonard Hill’s 6th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest to be exact!

100 words or less.

Written for children 12 & under.

Must use the words spider, ghost, moon.

Must clearly be a Halloween story.

Must eat handfulls of candy corn as you write. Not really, but really.

Count me IN!


(PB, WC 100)

By: Angela Hawkins

Gertrude is a hornless unicorn. And on Halloween night, hornless unicorns are stalked by big hairy yetis. Of course big hairy yetis frighten most hornless unicorns, but not Gertrude. Donning her best ghost costume, Gertrude waits beneath the haunting moon. Soon, Gertrude hears the grim grumbling of a hungry beast.“You can’t hide from me!” growls the big hairy yeti. “I see your tail!” Of course most hornless unicorns would have run away shrieking in terror, but not Gertrude. “You always win the first game!” exclaims Gertrude. “You hide next, but first, a scrumptious spider-chip cookie for my friend!”


Sooooo…what d’ya think? Yay or nay? Comments are greatly appreciated!

Take a peek at some other great stories and get all the details over on Susanna’s blog  Susanna Leonard Hill.

Now go grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte will ya? Heck, throw in a pumpkin spice doughnut too. After all, ’tis the season!pumpkin-vector-illustration-free-png-graphic-cave

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathy Elstad says:

    I love your spider chocolate chip cookies!

  2. Now I want a pumpkin spice latte and a spider-chip cookie. Well, maybe a chocolate chip cookie instead. 😉

    1. Thanks for reading Gregory!

  3. setwiggs says:

    Oh such interesting animals: a yeti and a hornless unicorn. So creative. This reminds me of the elephant who plays Hide-n-Seek.Love that PBbook too.

    1. Thank You! Who doesn’t love a hornless unicorn and big hairy yetis? 😉

  4. Wendy says:

    Creative, fun characters! I’ll be on the lookout for the Halloween yetis. 🙂

    1. Thanks Wendy! Perhaps we should all carry a pocketful of spider-chip cookies this Halloween! 😉

  5. I’ve never heard of a hornless unicorn. Great twist!

    1. Thanks for reading Linda!

  6. Gabi Snyder says:

    Great characters and I love the fun twist at the end — they’re friends!

  7. Thanks Gabi, I’m glad you liked it!

  8. jeanjames926 says:

    Love hide-n-seek, and love spider-chip cookies even more, great idea!

    1. Thanks for reading! Glad you liked the story!

  9. What fun, Angela! And hurray for brave mighty girl unicorns…super twist at the end. 🙂

    1. We all need a brave Gertrude in our lives, right? Glad you liked the ending! Thanks so much for reading!

  10. ptnozell says:

    I love your characters & your use of costumes for hide-and-seek, Angela. Not sure I’m brave enough to try those spider cookies, though. Is it a recipe from the web?

    1. HaHaHa! “A recipe from the web!” I love that! 😄 Glad you enjoyed the story! Thanks so much for reading.

  11. catmichaelswriter says:

    Unicorns and yetis and spider cookies….oh my-:D! Delicious.

  12. Susanne says:

    Love it! What a twist 🙂

    1. Glad you liked it Susanne! Thanks for reading!

  13. Love the concept of a hornless unicorn and a big hairy yeti being friends who play hide-n-seek on Halloween! What a fun idea, Angela! 🙂 And who could resist a spider-chip cookie?! 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the story Susanna! Thanks so much for Providing such an encouraging place to bring authors and story ideas together! Truly a highlight of the season! 😊

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