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Happy Halloween!

I'm participating in Susanna Leonard Hill's 11th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest. All entries must be Halloween stories for kids of 100 words or fewer, using the words glow-in-the-dark, goosebumps, and goodies.


I hope you enjoy my spooky story and have a very happy Halloween!


The Halloween Dare


The dark, decaying house towers above me. A shiver prickles my spine.


I can do this!


I start up the path. Leaves crunch under my feet.


“It’s been nice knowing you!” My friends laugh.


They make ghostly sounds that give me goosebumps.


I can do this!


I climb the rickety stairs and point one trembling finger. Cobwebs cover the doorbell.


Bong-Bong-Bong…


Slowly, the door creeeeeeaks open.


I can do this!


My voice cracks. “Trick or treat?”


Glow-in-the-dark eyes pierce the darkness.


A bony hand reaches out.


A scratchy voice asks,


“M&Ms or Snickers? Would your friends like some goodies too?”








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