The challenge? Write a 100-word (or less) children's Halloween story including these three key words--potion, cobweb, and trick.
The sponsor? As always, the clever, generous, and talented Susanna Leonard Hill, who hosts this annual contest on her blog.
The result? A rhyming story that was SO much fun to write!
Thanks, Susanna, for the opportunity to participate. And good luck to my fellow contestants.
Adelaide Witch isn’t partial to scaring.
She prefers generous giving and sharing.
Adelaide vows, “I will ditch evil potions,
conjuring up only happy emotions.
This Halloween, I will brew a new mission.
I’ll switch careers and become—a magician!”
First, the kids tremble, afraid of her show.
“Help us!” they yelp as they watch her wand glow.
Then—“Hocus-pocus!”—from down in the tip
of her hat, a white rabbit appears in her grip.
“More!” cry the children. She pulls from her glove
a cobweb that flies, turning into a dove.
That’s how one witch
traded tricks in