Fall Writing Frenzy

On a quick whim, I decided to join in on the #FallWritingFrenzy fun. Fall is definitely my favorite season, October is probably my favorite month of the year, and if you know anything about me, you know how I feel about all things Halloween. Thanks for hosting this Kaitlyn, Ameerah, Lydia!


The rules of the contest are that you have to pick one of their 13 images (so perfect for spooky season) and write a kidlit piece that's less than 200 words. So here is my entry:


Off With His Stem

Charlotte had grown quite attached,

Her love for Jack was just unmatched.

She recalled the day they met,

In a muddy field, all cold and wet.

It was getting dark with the setting sun,

And that's when she had found her one.

She took him home and kept him near,

She whispered secrets in his ear,

And told him jokes of ghosts and bats,

And dressed him up in silly hats.


But as the long month drew to an end,

What would become of her orange friend?

Pumpkins face a similar fate,

As days grow short and hours late.

Charlotte liked Jack just the way he was,

Carving him up just gave her great pause.

Would he be as fun if he was hollow inside?

I guess she would only know if she tried.


So with daddy nearby, she got out her kit,

And quickly made a fine little slit,

Charlotte gave him two eyes, a nose, and a grin,

And gently she placed a candle within.


“Jack, you look even better than before.”

And Jack couldn’t agree any more.

She took him outside and admired his glow,

As he sat with the other jacks in a row.









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