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 potion, trick, and cobweb in any form. Here goes!
A Surprise for Little Owl (99 words)
by Rose Cappelli
Little Owl and Mama lived in the gnarly oak by the house with the crooked porch. On Halloween, costumed kids scurried to the house for treats. Little Owl longed to join the fun.
“You’re too young,” said Mama. “Witches with magic potions turn little owls into crows!”
Little Owl had a trick up his wing. He wrapped himself in Spider’s cobwebs, borrowed Oriole’s nest-sack, and flew to the crooked porch where…
…a witch perched …waiting. Little Owl quivered and shivered.
The witch hoot-cackled “Hellooooo.”
Little Owl knew that sound! A familiar feather peeked from her cape.
“Mama!” he cried.