I have written two Halloween rhymes for your amusement. I am rising to a challenge posted on Susanna Leonard Hill's website (Halloweensie Contest) to write a story for children that is under a 100 words. It must include some form of the words "skeleton", "mask" and "creep". I wrote two. Hope you enjoy.
TRICK? OR TREAT?
by Ginny Neil
Grab your mask. Let’s trick-or-treat,
down this creepy, spooky street.
We’ll ask for something good to eat,
at the witch’s door.
like crispy, crunchy bug wing-dings,
or battered deep-fried fruit-bat wings.
We’ll smile and ask for more.
or maybe chewy hippo lips
dipped in pureed python hips,
or snack on slug fillet.
She’ll serve dessert when we are done.
Some crunchy, sugared skeleton,
or toad with warts flambé.
What did we eat?
A gory trick
or gourmet treat?
by Ginny Neil
A skeleton’s job on Halloween night
is making kids scream with terrible fright.
But this Halloween, poor skeleton stumbled,
as he crept down the hill, getting totally jumbled.
Now, eletonks’ bones are all out of place.
A mask full of tarsals makes up his face.
His femurs are feet. His skull’s near his knee.
His spine’s tangled up where his left arm should be.
His fidgety fingers hang down from his thighs,
and two broken ribs poke out of his eyes.
So, giggle at eletonks. Trust me you’d tremble
if skeleton’s bones could just