I’m participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Story Contest. The task – tell a complete story in 100 words or less that uses the words shiver, howl, and cauldron in any form. Here goes!
Zadie’s Halloween Surprise (98 words)
“Not fair!” screamed Zadie Zombie. “Tonight is Halloween! I want to bellow like a banshee at Zeke and Zelda’s party! Not be stuck in bed with a cold!”
“Back to bed, my little hobgoblin,” insisted her Mom.
A howling, shivery wind whistled through the window sash.
The lights dimmed.
Zadie heard footsteps.
She cracked the door and…
…caught a glimpse of gooey gobs of gator guts in a witch’s cauldron.
“Surprise! We brought the party to you!” shouted Zeke and Zelda.
The friends gobbled and slurped and bellowed like banshees the rest of All Hallows’ Eve.