The 11th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest is here!!! Susanna Hill runs several fun kidlit micro-fiction contests, and Halloweensie is no exception.
This year's essential info:
by Carrie Karnes-Fannin
two bruised apples,
What kind of neighborhood is this?!?
“Guys! C’mon, c’mon…one more.”
Your friends shrug.
They peel off, their glow-in-the-dark buckets
heavy with full-sized goodies.
Even your goosebumps have goosebumps
in the shivery October air.
You trudge on.
Under a broken streetlight,
on a shadowed street,
It gives you
“I wouldn’t live here as a ghost,”
“Oh, aren’t you a sweetie?” A nothing beckons.
“Come! We’ll fill that bag right up.”
No treats for you tonight--