A Surprise for Little Owl

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.

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13 Responses to A Surprise for Little Owl

  1. Nancy Riley says:

    Fun story. Owl moms, cool! Good luck, Rose!

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  2. Colleen Owen Murphy says:

    Mama knows best! Good job and good luck!

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  3. What a good Mom! Good Luck.

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  4. Cute story. Good Luck!

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  5. Sue Heavenrich says:

    turning little owls into … (gasp!) … crows! yikes – that is a scary thought indeed!

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  6. Cute! I was getting a bit worried for the little fellow, but glad it was his mama! 🙂

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  7. Great imagery! I felt like I was in the tree with the Owls. Good luck!

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  8. Rachel Funez says:

    Cute! I like the surprise ending!

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  9. I was completely surprised by the ending! Awesome work!

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  10. jennawaldman says:

    This was so cute!!!

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  11. Connie Dow says:

    Hi Rose, I love your story! Good luck!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Mama’s always get the last hoot, don’t they? Good luck!

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  13. brittanypomales says:

    Awh, cute story!

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