Monday, October 27, 2014

SUSANNA HILL'S 4TH ANNUAL HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST - My Entry



Once again, it's time for Susanna Hill's Annual Halloweensie Contest. I've entered a couple of her other contests, but this is the first time I've tried my hand at writing one for Halloween. She always has some tough guidelines to follow. This time around the story (told in prose or poetic form) had to include the words pumpkin, creak and broomstick, AND it had to be 100 words of less. Yikes!

Here's my entry. After you've read it, I would appreciate it if you would leave a comment. Also, please go back to Susanna's blog and click on the links for the other entries. Thanks!

TILLY'S NEW BROOMSTICK

Tilly sighed when she picked up her broomstick. It creaked and groaned every time she flew. “I need a new one, but I’m broke. What else can I use?”

She tried a curtain rod from the window. Too flimsy.

She found a board in the garage. Too heavy and too splintery. Ouch!

Would her snow shovel, propped beside the pumpkin work? It did but the shovel end made it too hard to guide.

Tilly cut that off. With a bit of string, she tied some straw to the handle.

“Perfect,” she said. “Now I’m ready for Halloween.”


23 comments:

Cheryl Secomb said...

Very cute story. Great job, Christine! :)

Johnell DeWitt said...

I wish it were as easy to fix creaky bones as it is to make new brooms. :). Cute story. Good luck.

Joanna said...

Great DIY!

Wendy said...

This was fun! I squirmed in my seat wondering where the splinters from the board ended up!

clarbojahn said...

Great job, Christine. Love the fix. :)

Janet, said...

Cute story. Tilly is a good DIY witch! If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Lauri Meyers said...

Great Christine. She's resourceful and solves her own problem.

Penny Klostermann said...

What a smart little witch :-) Cute story!

Carrie Charley Brown said...

Imagining that board was painful! Youch! So happy she found a more comfy solution. Cute!

Cecilia said...

a good little problem solver, well done Tilly. I like problem solvers, well done Christine.

Rupali Mulge said...

So funny ! And yes smart of Tilly :) fun story!!

imbrite2 said...

Cute story! Smartie pants Tilly, solving her problem in 1, 2, 3 tries! Magic! Good luck.

Teresa MI Schaefer said...

Tilley on her flimsy curtain rod just cracked me up.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Hahaha! What a cute story, Christine! The image of Tilly on the curtain rod, and getting her bottom full of splinters on that board, are very funny :) Love that she solved her own problem by making a new broom out of the snow shovel - very ingenious :) Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!

Rachel Bradbury said...

Tilly is a great name for a witch. A fun story Christine.

catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com said...

Agree Tilly is so cute for a witch. Snow shoveling will be so much more fun now.

Buffy Silverman said...

Tilly is one smart witch!

Patricia T. said...

Cute story! Smart little witch!

Patricia T. said...

Smart little witch! Cute story.

make.share.give said...

Problem solved!

CA said...

She solved her problem well. Way to go. :)

Diane said...

Too cute, and ouch for all the splinters... lol. Great post.

This Kid Reviews Books said...

I like your story! :D