Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie Contest

Susanna Leonard Hill's 9th Annual Halloweensie Contest is happening NOW! The challenge: write a 100-word-or-less Halloween story incorporating the words potion, cobweb, and trick. Join in the tricky, webby, potion-y fun! Here's my exactly-100-words entry:

Broomsie: Sweeping Webster Off His Feet

Broomsie hated Halloween. Her family loved the holiday, though, partnering with potion-wielding witches, quirky Quidditch players, and straw-filled scarecrows. When they decked their home in cobwebs, it was the final straw.

“Enough!” Broomsie shouted, sweeping and swiping at the webs.

“Hey! There’s a Webster here!” A spider peeked out from the web-ruins.

“I’m sorry!” Broomsie said. “I thought the webs were decorations.”

“They were my home,” Webster said, a tiny tear trickling down his cheek.

A brushtastic idea bloomed in Broomsie’s mind. “I have just the trick!”

Plucking a few straws, Broomsie wove a new home for Webster.

“Happy Halloween!”
 


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29 comments:

  1. Ah, Broomsie is good down to her last straw! Good luck, Jolene!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! Good luck to you as well! :)

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  2. I like how you made a Broom with heart to be the main character. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much, Colleen! Wonderful job with your entry as well!

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  3. Nice job. It's fun having a sensitive broom as the main character. Good Luck.

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  4. Love Broomsie and her kind heart. So cute. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you so much, Diane! Good luck to you as well!

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  5. Writing from the POV of the broom is such a perfect and original premise for a Halloween story, and your character names are spot-on! It's amazing how you managed to weave(!) an entire story arc in such a few words. I admire how Broomsie takes responsibility for her actions and cleans up her own mess. Love the Harry Potter reference, too. Good luck in the contest!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and leave such thoughtful comments, Anne! You know how much I adore your entry!! Good luck to you as well!

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  6. love the references to Harry Potter and decking the halls (even in witch-world they're selling cobwebby holiday decorations before Halloween?).

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  7. I enjoyed your entry! Especially the HP reference. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Melissa! Even broom families are fans of Harry Potter! ;)

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  8. Great imagery & story! Good luck in the contest!

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    1. Thank you so much, Patricia! Good luck to you as well!

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  9. Love their names. Does Webster also spell things like the dictionary? Great story!

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    1. Yes, Webster LOVES the dictionary and Noah Webster! The only spelling Webster's doing is spelling-bee spelling with his friend, Beeatrice. :D Broomsie might have a little magic up her sleeve. . .er, straw, and be able to cast a few spells. But that's another story for another day. ;) Thank you so much!!

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  10. Awwwwww this is so sweet, and I adore the word choices and puns, you are amazing, Jolene! This story is brilliant with a fantastic solution! PS love the nod the quidditch 😄

    Sincerely,
    Kaitlyn Sanchez

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  11. So sweet. Maybe Broomsie will enjoy Halloween now, now that she's made a new friend. I loved the alliteration. I'm an alliteration user as well. Good luck Jolene!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ashley! It's always awesome to make the acquaintance of another alliteration user. ;)

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  12. Awe! Sweet story. Love all the puns.

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  13. So nice that I'm seeing a trend in being nice to spiders. Great story! Good luck!

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    1. Yes! They're so important, but most of them still scare me, so this is my way of working through that a bit. ;) Thank you so much, Jilanne!

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  14. I love the straw cobweb! Great job!

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  15. Such a sweet story! Good luck to you.

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