Halloweensie Entry - Boogie Man's Bright Idea
Thanks to the nudge from our #SCBWI group, I decided to participate in #Halloweensie for the first time. The goal is to write a 100 word story about Halloween featuring three words: Goosebumps, Goody, and Glow-in-the-Dark. Big thanks to our Kind Minds Critique Group for their edits and feedback. And also a bit of a potion doodle.
Boogie Man’s Bright Idea
By Jenn Shetsen Wierda
On Halloween eve, the monsters come out:
Werewolves, vampires and witches about.
How can the Boogie Man hope to compete,
With so many terrible beasts on the street?
He needed a change to make him stand out,
To give children goosebumps without any doubt.
He purchased new fangs to sharpen his bite,
But clumsily swallowed them during the night.
“A hex, a potion, a goody, I’ll buy...
And drink them all up… let’s give that a try.”
But he woke to a change that was drastic and stark,
For now, he brilliantly glowed-in-the-dark.