Days are shorter, nights are colder, and mums are blooming on every porch. That can only mean one thing — fall! I love watching the leaves change, getting cozy in a sweatshirt, and cheering on my favorite football team (Go Chiefs!)
Another thing I enjoy about fall is the Fall Writing Frenzy contest! This contest challenges you to write a story in 200 words or less, inspired by one of the fall themed images the contest creators provide.
Last year, I met my amazing critique group friends through this contest! Although I can’t officially participate this year (the contest is for non-agented writers only) I still wanted to take advantage of these prompts to get my creative juices flowing! Scroll 👇 for my story!
By Lindsey Hobson
Word count 194
There’s something quite frightening about Monster Street.
The houses are black, they have tricks but no treats.
The neighbors keep odd pets, like vampire bats.
They plant thorny bushes and all have black cats.
Oh no! Who is walking along down their lane?
Wearing sequins, a crown, and a long gauzy train.
A pumpkin-shaped bucket held in her left hand,
Not a care in the world in this dark spooky land.
She walks past bare trees, up the stairs one-two-three.
The bravest young princess this street’s ever seen.
She presses the doorbell with one painted finger.
Then waits calmly there, where the bravest won’t linger.
The door cracks a bit and a bloodshot eye peers,
A crackly voice cackles, “Why are you here?”
“Trick-Or-Treat,” says the fearless young princess in pink.
She holds out her bucket, and gives a big wink.
The old witch smiles sweetly and opens the door
Hands her some chocolates, then gives her one more.
“Thank you!” She calls as she skips down the step.
“This is the best street that I’ve been to yet!”
Yes, there’s something quite friendly about Monster Street.
The houses there give the best Halloween treats!
Thanks for reading! You can leave me a comment below to let me know what you thought about my story. And check out the actual contest entries here!