Halloween Surprises, two stories by Barbara Bockman

Scarecrow

SURPRISE AT THE HALLOWEEN PARTY

by

Barbara Bockman

Scarecrow stood still and silent on his pole in the corn field. A witch glided in front of the big yellow moon on her broomstick.

                The farmhouse rang with loud laughter as the Halloween party got into full swing. Scarecrow saw kids bobbing for apples, roasting marshmallows, and carving pumpkins.  “I wish I could join in the fun,” muttered Scarecrow.

“Why don’t you?” asked the Thanksgiving Turkey. “I’m going.”

“Me, too,” said the Easter Bunny.

“I’m stuck here.”

The pole creaked as the Easter Bunny and Thanksgiving Turkey helped Scarecrow down.

They sure surprised everyone at the party.

 

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This is my entry to Susanne Leonard Hill’s Halloween story contest of 100 words or less.

These words are required to be in the stories: pumpkin, broomstick, creaky.

http://susannahill.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-4th-annual-halloweensie-writing.html
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This is another story for the contest. I will submit this one.
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turkey

SURPRISE GUEST AT THE HALLOWEEN PARTY

by

Barbara Bockman

Tom Turkey looked through the chicken wire fence at the farmhouse. “Wish I could be at the Halloween Party.”

Tom pecked at the lock on the gate. Too hard

He fluttered up against the fence. Too high.

He scratched at the dirt, but the ground was hard as cement.

His wings might be weak, but he had gotten as fat as a pumpkin and he was strong. He pushed a box against the fence. He leaned the broomstick up against the creaky box and climbed up. Over he flew.

Tom was a hit at the party.

“See you at Thanksgiving.”

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tinamcho
    Oct 31, 2014 @ 02:39:30

    Cute little story and premise, Barbara!

    Reply

  2. Barbara Cairns
    Oct 31, 2014 @ 08:07:10

    What a perfect 100-word story with a beginning, middle and ending that should delight any illustrator! I know it delighted me and I’m not an illustrator. 🙂 Great job, Barbara!

    Reply

  3. Nancy Stewart
    Oct 31, 2014 @ 08:42:37

    This is lovely. Good luck with it, Barbara!

    Reply

  4. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
    Oct 31, 2014 @ 15:27:51

    What a resourceful turkey! No wonder he was a hit at the party. Nice job, Barbara!

    Reply

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