You know what Halloween brings, right?
Yesiree, it’s time for another round of SLH’s Annual Halloweensie Contest!
No, not SJP, we aren’t sexing anything in the city today! Nope, not SNL either, but you are getting closer!
I’m talking about SLH…the one and only, Susanna Leonard Hill, author of the fabulous newly released books When Your Lion Needs A Bath and When Your Elephant Has The Sniffles. Oh, and don’t forget about the chocolate. SLH loves her some choc-o-lat-eh!
Speaking of chocolate, what kind of Halloween candy buyer are you? I mean, do you buy the good stuff that pegs your house as THE ONE that gives out the best treats, or are you the kind that heads to the Dollar Store for cheap bags of foil covered impersonators?
I must admit, I’m a bit of both. It usually goes a little something like this…
Head to Target. Find the candy. Break out into a cold sweat at the $50,000 price tag on those crinkly bags of heaven. Buy one bag for myself…just for a teeny tiny taste. Head to dollar store. Welcome those cheaper-than-dirt impersonators into my cart. Head for home. Inhale half of my bag of what must be diamond encrusted candy and enjoy every two minutes of it. Stash the other half in the back of the laundry room (ain’t nobody else in this house gonna go look in there!).
Sounds familiar, no?
Alright, back to SLH and her spooktacular (see what I did there?) Halloweensie Contest. This time around, the stories had to be 100 words or less, include the words shadow, monster, and candy corn, and had to have a true Halloween theme going on.
What follows is what a bag of overpriced chocolate produces in the story department… Hope you like it!
Gorgonzolomew is a one eyed, three horned monster. His hair is long and gnarly, and his breath smells like burnt cauliflower. On occasion, he even burps from his be-hind!
On Halloween night, one eyed, three horned monsters hide beneath the beds of unsuspecting children. They love bellies full of tasty candy corn.
Oh no! Gorgonzolomew is hiding in the shadows beneath Genny’s bed. And here comes Genny!
She has been trick or treating!
She has been eating candy corn!
She is unsuspecting!
She is…unzipping her costume?
Genny gives a sneaky one eyed wink…and a burnt cauliflower burp from her be-hind!
You want to read more great entries?
Here ya go: Susanna Leonard Hill Head on over to the SLH blog and read to your little heart’s content! If this doesn’t give you some Halloween feel-goods, then you need more chocolate my friend. Ha!
Still not enough Halloweensie for ya?
Then check out Barbara Barbieri McGrath’s picture book The Little Green Witch!
I absolutely love it! You know the old story about The Little Red Hen? This is a Halloween take on that beloved childhood classic. It’s little. It’s green. It’s witchy! It pairs great with a bit of chocolate from the back of the laundry room!
Get your Halloween on with these The Little Green Witch inspired Pinterest finds!
That’d totally be fun, am I right?
Oh, I almost forgot.
We went out for a pumpkin.
We came back with a puppy.
Happy Friday Frenzy!
36 Comments Add yours
Nice surprise ending, LOL. Good luck in the contest!
Thank You, Jilanne! Glad you liked Genny’s surprise!
I’d pick the puppy anytime 🙂 Fun story and great surprise ending 🙂 Good Luck!
Thanks for reading! Puppies are hard to resist! Glad you liked the story!
Behind burps. Tee hee! Good luck!
Thanks, Gregory! Glad you like my ‘rotten’ humor! 🙂
Liked the details and how you built up suspense, nice surprise when Genny turned out monstrous too! (And I’m so the diamond-crusted candy shopper (because I too end up eating most of it, hehehe)
Yay! Diamond-crusted candy for the win! 🙂 Thanks for reading Candice, and glad you liked the story!
I’m sure that monster sounded like my hubby. 😉 Anyhow good luck with your entry and love the puppy – good choice!
Thanks for reading, Diane! We are quite smitten with the puppy…her name is Fernie! 🙂
Nicely done. Good luck.
Thanks so much, David!
Ha! Very cute. Children love stories about be-hind burps. =)
Thanks, Jill! This house is full of be-hind burping humor! 🙂
I want the puppy. It is so cute! Great twist ending.
Hi, Maria! Thanks for reading and glad you like the story. And yes, that puppy (Fernie) has got this family wrapped around her little puppy dog toes already! 🙂
Haha, the ending surprised me. Wonderful. I wish you loads of luck.
Thanks so much, Robyn! Glad you like the story!
Hi Angela…I love your main character’s name! And the ending is just priceless! Well done!
Hi Vivian! So glad you like the story! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! 🙂
Cute twist! And yes, love the name and the details like burnt cauliflower breath. Well done!
Thanks Sandy! So happy to hear you like the characters and story!
So fun and I love all the descriptive details, good luck!
extremely kid friendly 🙂
Thanks for reading! Glad you liked it!
Great idea! What a fun story!
Thanks, Alissa! Glad you liked it!
You are funny! 🤣
I have four kids, being funny is a prerequisite! 🙂 Thanks for reading, Ingrid!
I don’t know which character I like more! Gorgonzolomew is fantastic, but I love Genny’s sassiness with that sneaky wink. Great suspense and very funny!
So, so glad you like my characters! Thanks for reading, Delfina!
Ha! that trick “backfired” on poor Gogonzolomew! Funny surprise ending!
Thanks so much for reading, Jane!
Hahaha! You made me laugh out loud, Angie! Great ending! My approach to Halloween candy shopping is to buy a bag of the tiny fun-sized snickers bars because, since they’re tiny, they have no calories 🙂 And your puppy is SO CUTE! Thanks so much for a fun story and post, and for joining in on Halloweensie!
Yay! The goal was a surprise, giggle-producing, ending!!! 🙂 And yes, you are correct, those tiny fun-sized bags of candy contain NO calories…hence the “Fun Size!” Thanks again for such a wonderful writing contest, I look forward to it every year!