Halloween has rolled around AGAIN! I adore Susannah Leonard Hill's Halloweensie contest have submitted entries the past few years. This is what I've come up with for the 2023 contest, which requires writing a 100-word Halloween story appropriate for children, ie those 12 and under. The hardest part is keeping to the word count. Here's hoping I've rocked this one!
Halloween at the Disco
Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” wailed as Lowell, Lupa and Ralph arrived at Fright’s Hollow Annual Disco.
“Are you going to ask anyone to dance?” asked Lowell. “No way,” said Ralph.
“You know what the most frightening thing about Halloween is?” asked Lupa. “Not the music, not the candy, not the darkness, but… “
“Dancing in public.” Lowell finished for her. Ralph agreed.
TikTok was one thing, school dances were a completely different animal.
But then “Bad Moon Rising” suddenly hit the sound system.
The three young werewolves tossed their fears aside and headed to the dance floor, howling to the beat.