If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know I love kidlit writing contests.
This year’s Halloweensie contest has the following guidelines. Tell a kid-friendly Halloween story using some form of the words, werewolf, superstition and fright–in a hundred words or less.
Here’s my entry:
Luna, the Not so Scary Werewolf
by Melissa Miles
For the first time in Luna’s life,
Halloween hosts a full moon.
Tonight, her teeth and claws are sharp.
She’ll HOWL, GROWL, and PROWL—
her frightening werewolf self.
No more “how cute!” on Halloween.
Tonight, she’ll terrify.
Luna sets out trick-or-treating.
But everyone still thinks she’s CUTE!
“What’s wrong?” Katy Kitten asks, her black fur reflecting the moon.
“I’m not scary.”
“Follow me,” says Katy.
A door opens. CREEEAAAAAKKKK.
Luna is thrilled.
Katy will never tell Luna they’d visited the most superstitious house in town.
Where they’re deathly afraid of black cats.