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A Spooktacular Contest October 10, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Word Play, Writing & Writers.

Snoopy-PumpkinSharpen your pencils, rev up your keyboards, check your typewriter ribbons!

It’s time for Susanna’s 4th Annual Halloweensie Contest.

In a pumpkin shell:

* 100 words (or less, no more)
* 3 required words ~> pumpkin, broomstick, creak
* prizes, prizes, prizes!!!

Post your story on your blog between 12:00 AM EDT Monday October 27th and Friday October 31st by 11:59 PM EDT and add your post-specific link to the list that will accompany Susanna’s October 27th post.

snoopy-&-linus-pumpkin-pathFor complete rules: Β The 4th Annual Halloweensie Contest (Susanna Leonard Hill)

Tell her the Great Pumpkin sent ya!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source: Mixon Fruit Farms




1. Val Boyko - October 10, 2014

Love the energy … and those tangerine pumpkins πŸ™‚

nrhatch - October 10, 2014

Susanna holds several contests each year ~ Spring, 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas. She gets a great response because she makes them FUN.

Those fruit treats make me want to go to a party!

2. Jill Weatherholt - October 10, 2014

Sounds like fun, Nancy! Oh, I love those banana ghosts!

nrhatch - October 10, 2014

A great and healthy treat for little goblins! Just bananas & raisins.

3. Don - October 10, 2014

Sounds exciting. But then anything you share always does, Nancy. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - October 10, 2014

Thanks, Don! Consider entering . . . the more the spookier!

4. NancyTex - October 10, 2014

Whenever I see all the cool and crafty things people are doing these days (case in point, the banana ghosts and tangerine pumpkins) I thank the stars that I wasn’t a mom to youngsters in the age of Pinterest. I never could have kept up. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - October 10, 2014

Haha! Exactly.

What I like about these is that they are NOT fussy. Peeling bananas and clementines is faster than baking trays of cookies . . . and the result is darling and healthy.

NancyTex - October 10, 2014

Agreed! These are two crafty things I *could* actually do. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - October 10, 2014

We could nail ’em!

5. valleygrail - October 10, 2014

Thanks for the heads up on the contest. My favorite Hallowe’en treat this year: unpeeled apple slices, one side of each spread with peanut butter, miniature marshmallows positioned as teeth on one apple slice, second apple slice placed on top of teeth. It’s a very ghoulish grin!

nrhatch - October 10, 2014

That sounds like another healthy creation for ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. Thanks, VG.

6. viviankirkfield - October 10, 2014

Susanna’s contests are so much fun…I’m looking forward to reading your entry, Nancy! You are always so creative. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

nrhatch - October 10, 2014

You too! Hope you’re enjoying the colors of Fall with your grandson.

viviankirkfield - October 12, 2014

I am, Nancy…and life is so busy that I barely have time to read blogs and comment on them…but it is lots of fun. See you at the Halloweensie Contest. πŸ˜‰

nrhatch - October 13, 2014

I don’t know where the time goes. Wasn’t it just Memorial Day?

7. Grannymar - October 10, 2014

Love the pumpkins, what do you use for stalks?

nrhatch - October 10, 2014

I’m pretty sure it’s small celery sticks.

Grannymar - October 11, 2014

Ah, that is what I thought. Great idea and easy peasy!

nrhatch - October 11, 2014

That’s what I love about it . . . it’s easy, quick, fun, and healthy.

8. Pix Under the Oaks - October 11, 2014

OhMyGosh, the clementines, um pumpkins.. darling!!! So are the ghosts!!!!

nrhatch - October 11, 2014

Aren’t they great. Perfect for even a small get-together since they can be fixed in minutes.

9. jannatwrites - October 12, 2014

Those spooky treats look scary-good! I never make pretty treats like that because my boys are famous for snacking on stuff as I cook… they would never get completed πŸ™‚

nrhatch - October 12, 2014

These would be GREAT for them to snack on ~ just fruit and veggies. Nothing to rot out their teeth or make them look like the Great (rotund) Pumpkin. :mrgreen:

10. Three Well Beings - October 13, 2014

You’re so good at these contests, Nancy! There is such an art to being clever and in brevity. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - October 13, 2014

Thanks, Debra. I’ve had lots of fun with Susanna’s contests. It’s great to see how much we can say with only 100 words.

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