It’s Susanna Hill’s 9th Halloweensie Writing Contest


Aaahhhrrroooooo!  Yippee and tee-hee-hee! It is Susanna Hill’s 9th Annual Halloweensie Contest and my Teensy-Weensy Witch is back for another adventure. Personalised signed copies of my LITTLE TIGER and LITTLE PANDA, illustrated by Suzie Mason (both Amicus Ink, 2019), are among the fabulous prizes on offer this year too. Check them out here…

The challenge: Write a Halloween story suitable for children (under 12) in 100 words or less, making sure you use the words potion, cobweb and trick. Easy right!!

Since 2015, my Teensy-Weensy Witch has been causing havoc and mayhem in The Little Red Story Shed at Halloween, and she is back for another installment this year! So without further ado, here is…

Teensy-Weensy Witch and the Bug-Eyed Toad

(99 words)

The Teensy-Weensy Witch awoke one eerie Autumn night

and spied the witch’s circle in the Halloweensie light.

The entrance to the witch’s ball was through the fairy ring,

but bug-eyed toads stood on patrol for witches on the wing.

She picked up Sammy Spider from the cobweb by her hat,

a potion for slow-motion, her broomstick, and her cat.

She snuck towards the toad patrol and sprinkled slow-mo dust,

Sammy Spider dangled as they licked their lips with lust.

Launching quickly through the air, she whipped the prey away,

and disappeared inside the ring…her trick had saved the day!


Don’t forget to pop over to Susanna’s blog to read and comment on the other wonderful entries here

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween!

53 thoughts on “It’s Susanna Hill’s 9th Halloweensie Writing Contest

  1. That is a very clever teensy-weensy witch with her potion for slo-motion! I enjoyed reading your story aloud – good job with your language and rhythm. Good luck with the contest!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s