Longtime readers of this blog know that I hate Halloween.
Longtime readers of this blog also know that I love writing contests.
I especially love Susanna Leonard Hill’s writing contests.
So every year I put aside my Halloween hate and enter Susanna’s Halloweenise contest.
Here are the rules: Entrants have to write a Halloween-themed story no longer than 100 words. (In Halloween parlance that means the story is “Fun Size.”) This story also must contain the words “candy corn,” “monster,” and “shadow.”
Here’s my submission! Enjoy!
“You’re the sorcerer?” Eric gulped.
“I am.” His face was in shadow, but his eyes glowed like coals.
“You make fun-sized candy huge?”
“I make fun-sized candy truly fun.”
With trembling hands, Eric held out his trick or treat bag. “Could you…?”
The man plucked a candy corn from Eric’s stash. He fluttered his fingers and – POOF! – the treat was the size of a monster truck.
“Fun sized!” The sorcerer boomed. “And it’ll be really fun to watch you drag that thing home! Good luck, sucker!”
And the sorcerer skipped off into the night, giggling like a schoolgirl.