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.