October 30, 2015


Happy Halloween, everybody! The scary thing is that this blog has remained dormant for over a year now! Well, here goes........ to kick off reactivating The View From Toadcottage, here's my "Halloweensie" entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's annual Halloween story contest. This year was only 100 words containing the specific words: dark, costume and haunt.

(You can see it here where you can get links to all the other entries too. http://susannahill.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-5th-annual-halloweensie-writing.html)

The Witch

In a magical land full of cobwebs
was a pause in the thick foggy gloom.
Twas a dark spooky night,
with the moon shining bright
when a witch hopped up onto her broom.

Her cape whipped and waved in the tempest.
Her costume caused deep-seated frights.
When she took off on her steed,
her nose started to bleed.
Turns out the witch couldn't stand heights.

She traded her broom for a skateboard
and hoped that her fear could be beat.
Cause if she couldn't haunt,
what else would she want?
She cackled and yelled "Trick-or-Treat"!

8 comments:

julierowanzoch said...

Fun and funny! Nicely done, Verbenabeth!

JEN Garrett said...

Love this story! Laugh-out-loud Halloween fun.

Cathy Ballou Mealey said...

How funny - a skateboarding witch! Love it! Happy Halloweensie!

Gregory E Bray said...

I love the idea of a skateboarding witch. I think I have my costume for next year. But perhaps I'll be a warlock. ;)

gabisnyder said...

So creative! I love that you've featured a witch who's afraid of heights.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Hahaha! Very funny, Beth! Love the idea of a witch on a skateboard! Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun, and glad it gave you a chance to reactivate your blog :)

Vivian Kirkfield said...

Yay!!! Great Halloweensie entry, dear Beth! A witch who is afraid of heights is perfect!! Well-done.;)

Linda Schueler said...

Wow, what a twist! Glad she was able to find a great solution. Great job!