Monday, October 26, 2015

Fred the Friendly Ghost, has a Purpose

I'm entering Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloween Contest.

I thought I'd accept the challenge as it has to be only 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children, using the words costume, dark, and haunt. I needed a challenge.

So here is my little story . . .


On the eve of Halloween, other costumes waiting to be bought, teased Fred—a friendly ghost.

“Who wants to be a warmhearted ghost for Halloween?” cackled the witch, as she was put in a basket.

“Yea, looking cute is out. Kids want to haunt people . . . with a big CLATTER,” said the skeleton.

Fred felt useless.

Suddenly a girl pointed, “I want this one.”

 “Why?” said the mom.

 “I don’t want to be dark and scary, that’s not nice.” 
 Fred’s eyes twinkled. “I’m needed! I have a purpose in a little girl’s heart to spread trick-or-treat smiles. 
 

Ghost With Bag Black And White  clip art

Have a safe Halloween!