My 2019 Halloweensie Contest Entry

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This year’s prompt for Susanna Leonard Hills Halloweensie contest was loads of fun: write a halloween themed story for children 12 and under, using 100 words or less, that has some variation of the words potion, cobwebs, and trick. Here’s mine, right at 100 words:

A New Friend for Halloween

Halloween is my favorite time of year. My family finally fits. Ms. Johnson says every family’s unique. But I don’t know anyone else who has a mom-ster and a mummy. 

Mom-ster screams as she makes blood sausage and potion punch. Mummy arranges the cobwebs. We throw the wickedest Halloween party in town. The costumes are to die for. This year, one guy’s Godzilla costume is so real, I swear I see his tail flick. Must be a trick of the light.

After the party, the new kid lingers. “Thanks for inviting me,” he says. “I can’t take Dad-zilla just anywhere.”

48 thoughts on “My 2019 Halloweensie Contest Entry

  1. Fun story, monster-ously entertaining! Good luck!

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  2. Deborah Williams October 28, 2019 — 8:40 am

    Momster and Dadzilla–love it! Great job, Rachel!

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    1. Thanks Deb! Are you entering this year?

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  3. Super cute and oh so clever! I wanna go to THAT Halloween party. Good luck, Rachel!

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  4. Colleen Owen Murphy October 28, 2019 — 3:19 pm

    So I guess it wasn’t a trick of the lighting after all? I think I would like to attend that Halloween party! Good job with your story and good luck in the contest!

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    1. Thanks! It would be a very authentic party to be sure. 😉

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  5. Very cute! I hope you win!

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  6. This is very clever with a fun twist. Good Luck Rachel.

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    1. Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Good luck to you as well.

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  7. Nicely done Rachel. I like the two moms & Dad-zilla! Good Luck.

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  8. Wickedly wonderful, Rachel! Good luck.

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  9. Awesome job, Rachel! I’m working on mine too.

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    1. Thanks! Can’t wait to read yours. Let me know when it’s posted!

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  10. Love it! Monsterly in all the right ways.

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  11. Love the sweet family message and the super fun names!

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  12. Love the surprise ending!

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  13. Very fun and love the word choices!

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  14. Rachel, was coming in at exactly 100 an additional challenge you put on yourself? Nice work! And, it tickles me that you used “Mom-ster”. That’s what my son used to call his mom (with my coaching, of course).

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    1. Thanks! That’s funny. Did he call you Dadzilla though? 😉

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  15. HI Rachel, I love the fun idea, and the informal, conversational tone of your story!

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    1. Thanks, Connie. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  16. This is so cute! Good luck!

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    1. Helen, sorry your comment slipped through the cracks. I really appreciate your support… even though I’m four months late in seeing it. 🙂

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  17. Love the names, Rachel…and lots of humor, too! Well done!

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  18. Such a funny and inclusive story with the wonderfully creative spin of “a mom-ster and a mummy.” Good luck!

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  19. Ha, love that your MC accidentally stumbles upon a family like his/her own😍 and my favorite line was “The costumes are to die for.”😂 I love a good pun!

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    1. Thanks, Kaitlyn. I’m a sucker for puns, too. 🙂

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  20. Great story! Love the twist at the end. Good luck!

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  21. Such fun! My kids call me Momster sometimes. I think it might be my favorite nickname 🙂
    Delightful read.

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    1. Love it! We can all be momsters at times. 😊

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  22. I like the idea behind this story. Unique! Love the beginning. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks, Corine! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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