Fall Writing Frenzy: Widardry

Today I’m excited to be participating in the Fall Writing Frenzy contest created by agent Kaitlyn Sanchez. Kaitlyn is joined by co-host Lydia Lukidis and guest judge Alyssa Reynoso-Morris in providing this opportunity to help writers make connections, improve their craft, and reach their goals. Writers choose a picture prompt from among several provided and compose a story, poem, or mood piece of 200 words or less. You can find out more here. The submission window is October 1-3, so if you’re considering joining in, don’t delay.

I wrote a poem after being inspired by this picture:

by Rose Cappelli

One night in late October
I wandered into town.
I spied a store, not there before
And wondered what it was.
I tiptoed in and made my way
Down stairs into a room
Where jack-o-lanterns lined the walls
Like racks and racks of shoes.

Some were scary, others hairy,
Some had eyes like cats,
A crooked smile, a sneer, a cheer,
Each bore a different mood.
I touched one with a toothy grin—
My heart filled with delight.
But when I passed a freaky frown
That happy mood took flight.

I chose one with a curled moustache
(To me he was most charming).
Then perched him on my porch that night,
His ghostly glow so big, so bright.
But in the morning when I woke
I had a huge surprise—
A mustache spiraled ’round my lip!
I hung my head and cried.

If you head over to Lydia’s blog you can read all the entries for some extra special fall fun.

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4 Responses to Fall Writing Frenzy: Widardry

  1. abby mumford says:

    Ha! That ending! Brilliant!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wendy says:

    Fun twist, Rose! You lulled us into that comfortable space then zapped us!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. wordwritermo says:

    Who knew choosing a pumpkin could have such dire consequences?! LOL!

    @mowrex (Twitter)

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  4. Very clever. I wasn’t expecting the mustache.

    Liked by 1 person

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