This was my entry into a competition on the website: http://susannahill.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-4th-annual-halloweensie-writing.html. It won a prize in the “Spookiest Entry” category, which is surely the most important Halloween prize, right?
The challenge was to write a Halloween story, in 100 words or fewer, containing the words: pumpkin, broomstick, and creak.
The raven with the sleek physique,
Popped the seed into its cheek.
From the seed a pumpkin grew.
The raven coughed it up, and flew
Up, away on broomstick sleek.
It draped itself in night’s mystique,
Searching for the ancient sign –
Golden countenance divine.
Having found this rare antique,
Was carried back within its beak.
The pumpkin, carved to match that face,
Brought living evil to that place.
Pumpkin crept without a creak,
And ate the bird before it shrieked!
So this year to protect your house,
Light a pumpkin candle… or else!