Written for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest for children’s writers.
Must be a story 100 words or less, using the words monster, candy corn, and shadow within the tale.
Enjoy a bit of fudge for Halloween!
Sam dressed up as Tom Thumb
he was hoping to get a pack of gum
to glue his thumb into his mouth
while trick or treating house to house.
But instead he got candy corn
baby teeth when a monster’s born.
Yellow, white, orange, brown
they pull them out and throw them down.
In the shadows under trees
Candy corn sprouts monster tea
a mossy, slimy, slippery sludge
monsters drink with people fudge.
So when Sam went searching for candy grail
he ended up as candy kale
an intricate part of people fudge
a Halloween treat that monsters love.