Halloweensie: Susanna Leonard Hill's 11th annual Halloween Writing Contest
Craft a children's (12 and under) Halloween Story in 100 words or less using the following words: Glow-in-the-Dark; Goodies; and Goosebumps.
This is my entry...
by Chris Garcia-Halenar
“This is humiliating - can we go home now?”
Xander was cranky. No other 6th grader had to wear matching glow-in-the-dark skeleton costumes with their 3-year-old brother.
“one mo, pweeeeze,” little Max begged.
Xander sighed, grabbed Max’s hand and yanked him to the final house.
The porch light flickered.
A boy dressed as a skeleton opened the door. His costume was different – he looked REAL.
The light flickered again. The boy vanished.
“Where did he go?” Xander’s neck prickled.
A voice whispered from behind, “Trick-or-Treat.”
Their goodie baskets were full.
Even 6th graders still get goosebumps.