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.
Have a safe Halloween!