Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Helga’s Black Cat Search



Here is another contest and it's not too late. You have until 11:59 tomorrow night!




Here is my entry to  the 3rd annual Halloweesie Contest sponsored by Susanna Leonard Hill.  The rules of the contest are simple: write a Halloween story in 100 words or less.  It can be scary or funny, poetry or prose, but it must be appropriate for children and include the words spooky, black cat, and cackle.



Helga’s Black Cat Search

Helga, the witch, wanted a spooky black cat for Halloween. She found one in the woods by a dead tree. It had a white stripe down its back and boy did it stink!

Helga looked some more and found a gray cat with a black mask, but it kept stealing her frog’s warts and eye of newts.

Helga looked and looked and found a spooky black cat that arched its back and hissed and spat at her. It was so scary she cackled, “I’ll take all three!.”

 

20 comments:

Beth Stilborn said...

Helga either needs some cat identification lessons, or some new glasses! Her choices would definitely scare people away, though -- especially that stinky one! Fun story!

Stacy S. Jensen said...

I enjoyed Helga's fun search. Loved the skunk/cat!

DonnaLouise said...

I liked the skunk-cat too! :0)

nicolesnitselaar said...

very funny ! :)

Jackie Wellington said...

Please give the witch some spectacles....lol. I found this amusing. Thanks for sharing. Cute story!!

jannatwrites said...

Hahaha! This was funny...I especially liked the skunk cat - now THAT is scary :)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Like a kid in a candy store! I love that she took all three.

storypatch said...

Those are some cats! Funny story.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Oh my goodness, Sheila! Very original and creative, and very funny! What a crew of cats! I'm so glad you entered the contest - I really enjoyed your story! Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie fun :)

grannymar said...

A stinky cat, just right for halloween.

pennyklostermann.com said...

Love the skunk, too! Cute!

Sheila said...

Thank you all for the kind comments. It really is encouraging.

c-c-hall.com said...

I think Helga might be getting more than she bargained for! ;-)

julierowanzoch said...

Haha! I like open minded witches!

Joanna said...

helge is a witch after my heart!

Dori said...

Great twists and turns. I love the way you say so much without actually "spelling" everything out. Great technique.

Vivian Kirkfield said...

Hello Sheila...nice to connect with you! I love the story...so creative with the cat alternatives. :)

Lauri Meyers said...

Ha! Good fun with a skunk, a raccoon and a cat. This could be a picture book. With another 200 words to play with, your witch could break her glasses and the non-cats could cause some chaos!

StableGranny said...

Love it and you should listen to the other comments... expand this and make it into a picture book
really, not kidding my friend

beverlysnedecor.com said...

I love this.. very clever!