Sunday, October 3, 2021

#FallWritingFrenzy Contest Entry: GOULISH GUESTS

 What better way to start October than with a Fall Frenzy Writing Contest!

We were given thirteen pictures to use as inspiration. I chose  #11, a group of children trick-or-treating and the challenge is to write no more than 200 words on whatever comes to mind for any KidLit age. This photo took me back to when my children were young and we enjoyed hours of trick-or-treating with friends and family across various neighborhoods not returning until well after dark. 


                                               (Halloween- Credit: Bing)


by Linda Bozzo

Whistling October winds rattle the shutters on the crooked mansion. 

Echoes of groans escape the cracked panes of glass.

The cast of characters creep up the dark winding driveway, pausing briefly at the craggy iron gate. C-R-E-A-K 

Leaves crunch under their feet as they float up the sidewalk. 

Skeleton leads the way, pointing his narrow beam of flickering light on this moonless night.

Spider scampers up the uneven steps leading to the front door. 

The others follow closely, desperate not to be left behind.

Dangling ghosts and the smell of rotted pumpkin greet the strangers. 

Before they can knock, the paint-peeled door moans and creaks open as if inviting the ghoulish guests inside. 

The green-horned creature is the first to scream . . .


Winners will be announced by October 31st but, in the meantime, if you'd like join or read all the entries, you can check them out here. Thank you to the generous prize donors and our hosts and facilitators, Lydia, Kaitlyn, and Ameera who are responsible for making #FallWritingFrenzy happen!


  1. So much fun and imagery of trick-or-treat times! Love your word choices.

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  3. Way to go commit, little green-horned creature! Get that candy! --Melisa Wrex @mowrex (Twitter)

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