10th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest!

10th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest (for children’s writers)! 

Hosted by the fabulous SUSANNA LEONARD HILL

Rules according to the website:

  • Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children ages 12 and under
  • The story must include the words skeleton, creep, and mask.  
  • The story can be any mood (scary, funny, sweet) and any style (poetry or prose)
  • The story will be judged on age appropriateness, Halloween focus, quality of story, quality of writing, and originality.
  • 12 top winners will be chosen between November 4-9th!

Some amazing prizes from generous donors await!! Thanks for hosting this fun and spooktacular event, Susanna! What a great opportunity to challenge ourselves and have some fun in the process! Happy Halloweensie! See my entry below!


By Amanda Davis

Her white, brittle bones 
under the mask of the moonlight.
Her eye sockets,
dark with shadows,
perfectly sunken in.
She waits.
So pretty.
In the graveyard.
Beneath the leafless trees.
Too many lonely years without her.
Missing her.
My quivery bones,
buckle at her beauty.
Each step,
I reach for her hand.
She reaches for mine. 
We meet again.
Some called it young love.
I called it forever.
We creep away,
Hand in hand.
Into the shadows.
Two skeletons.
One Halloween night.

Responses to “10th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest!”

    • Amanda Davis

      Hi Nancy! Thanks for reading! Hauntingly romantic is just what I was going for 🙂 Yay!

  1. Jill Lambert

    I really like your description of the skeletons’ love in the graveyard. Terrific! Best of luck in the contest.

    • Amanda Davis

      Hi Jill! Thanks for stopping by the blog and taking time to read and offer your thoughts. It was a fun one to write and envision 🙂


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