Halloweensie Contest Entry

Here’s my crack at Susannah Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie contest. The rules were as follows:

The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words), using the words skeleton, creep, and mask

My entry is below:

Skellie’s Closet

It’s Halloween night
with the moon on the rise.
Out come masked goblins,
ghouls, and ghosts to surprise.

One little skeleton
cowers with fright
inside his closet,
this holiday night.

Too scared to come out,
too scared to be seen.
Mama pleads candy
while, sick, he turns green.

“They all will look!
They all will point!
And what if they laugh
at my tendonless joints?”

“Little Skellie,” says Mama,
“There’s no need to fear
for all those who love you
are gathered round here.”

Slowly Skellie creeps out
from shadow to light,
willing to come
though his complexion was white.

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