The Shelter Shuffle

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 skeleton, creep, and mask in any form. Here goes!

The Shelter Shuffle (96 words)

Trouble was brewing, and soon Furry Paws would have to close. But Fifi and Rex had a plan. With any luck they could raise enough money to keep the shelter open. On Halloween night, clanking skeletons and creepy clowns, masked monsters and ghastly ghosts convened for the first ever Furry Paws Howl-loween Dance Party.

Paws to the left                             
Circle low
Paws to the right
Doin’ the Shelter Shuffle!

When the final dancers departed, Fifi and Rex counted the donations. Yelps and yowls and meows erupted in celebration. It was a Happy Howl-loween for Furry Paws!

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11 Responses to The Shelter Shuffle

  1. I love this, Rose! And I love the Shelter Shuffle. What a fun idea!

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  2. Colleen Owen Murphy says:

    Cute and unique concept. Well done and good luck.

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  3. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely adorable! I love it!

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  4. Sarah Meade says:

    This is so adorable! Love the image of the dancing pets, the fun title, and the dance moves. Good luck!

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  5. Nancy Riley says:

    Howling good fun at the shelter! Great job.

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  6. I love the premise of your story, Rose! I also like your mix of poetry with prose. Best of luck in the contest!

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  7. ptnozell says:

    I love how you incorporated a dance into your story! Great job & happy Halloween to all your furry friends!

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  8. Chel Owens says:

    Yay for saving the shelter!

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