The 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest

It’s Monday morning and already there are plenty of entries. What are you waiting for? Here are the rules, from author and awesome person Susanna Leonard Hill: You must write a 100-word Halloween story appropriate for children, title not included in word count, using any variation on the words costumedark, and haunt. You can go scary or funny or whatever you want, but you need those three words, and about 97 others. Have fun!

And while you’re reading, here’s my entry, all 85 words of it.


Peekaboo did not like her costume. She was a terrier, not a triceratops.

She woofed and whined as she and Lee, her person, walked to the party.

Grim growls circled them in the darkness. The German shepherds from down the street! Peekaboo shook.

The mean dogs moved closer. Then YIPE! YIPE! YIPE! They turned tail and ran.

“Your costume scared them,” said Lee. “Good haunting, Peekaboo!”

Peekaboo sniffed her costume. Was she that scary?

At the party, she crept to a mirror.


Hope you enjoyed, and hope you enter too! While you’re at it, registration has opened for PiBoIdMo, so head on over there as well.


42 thoughts on “The 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest

  1. So cute, Marlaina! Love this! Glad that little Peke was able to put those German Shepherds in their place for once 🙂 I almost did a pet costume idea for my sample – I’m glad I didn’t – it wouldn’t have been near as good as yours 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!

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