Halloween Party Prep
The littlest Trick wept white, cobwebby tears when Lord Phantomdor chose potion-boiling witches.
Choose me! he thought. Too shy to shout, he stayed still as a pumpkin.
Trick’s cheery smile was not Halloweeny, but he couldn’t frown with a party coming. Nor could he let go of his wish.
Trick smiled despite tears trickling and tangling into a thick, stingy mess while Lord Phantomdor chose ghasties, spook-dashes, rook-chompers and bald-banters, until
Lord Phantomdor’s eyes fell on the scariest –
now looking like a funnel spider lair –
the littlest Trick had turned into the best party decoration of all.
And was chosen.
Copyright 2019 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: This 100-Word Story (not counting the title) was written for Susanna Leonard Hill’s spooky kids lit contest. Feel like crafting one yourself? Or witch-crafting one?
Writing Tip — first figure out what your main character wants and why s/he can’t get it. Then tell his/her story with a beginning, a middle and an end.
Hope you stay safe and don’t eat too much candy today!