Lisa liked Granny’s spooky old house. She stood at the door.
“Where are you going?”
“For a walk.”
“A storm is coming! A big black cat comes out in a storm. Don’t touch it!”
The black cat was on the path. Lisa was not scared. She patted the cat.
Too late she remembered Granny’s words!
Her teeth turned black, her skin was covered with green slime. Screaming she ran into the forest where she turned into a witch.
Now when it’s dark and stormy Lisa comes out to scare people.
Maybe she will come and scare you.
Cackle, cackle . . . BOO!
This is my entry for the 3rd Annual HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST
hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill
The challenge is to:
Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children, using the words spooky, black cat, and cackle.
Your story can be scary, funny or anything in between, poetry or prose, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those 3 words (you can count black cat as one word) and is 100 words (you can go under, but not over!) Get it? Halloweensie – because it’s not very long and it’s for little people 🙂
Post your story on your blog between now and Thursday October 31st by 11:59 PM EDT and add your post-specific link to the list on Susanna’s blog.
Ooh! Grannymar! That was spooky!!! What a delicious scare! I’m so glad you tip-toed out of the woods to enter 🙂 (And I haven’t been here in a while – your blog looks nice!)
Thank you Susanna, it was fun to take part. I am working my way through and enjoying all the wonderful entries!
Cackle, cackle cackle to you too. I had my suspicions you were unearthly.
Dianne, Now you know for sure! 😆
I’m glad I read this in the morning because I wouldn’t have been able to sleep otherwise. Great ghoulish tale! I wrote a scary one too. ;0)
Donna, thank you. I am still working my way through the list.
Not really my cup of tea Grannymar.
No, Ramana. You are scary enough! 😉
Boo to you! Good story.
Celia, you made me jump!
I, too, get covered with green slime when I touch a cat. I’m allergic, you see.
What a fun story!
I am not fond of cats in real life either!
I can see we’re going to be fast friends.
Fun! This feels like the ghost stories we used to tell as children. I love the spooky mood it sets!
I was trying to remember what it felt like as a child, a very long time ago. I am out of the habit reading to little children.
Ghoulishly delightful! Loved reading this. My kids did too. (This needs to be in print!)
Your kids liking it is like getting a gold star at school! 😀
You played too!
With a cackle, cackle BOO!
Maybe I should change that last line. It would work well!
If you have an extra word, just add the final BOO!
Cackle, cackle, cackle . . . BOO!
😉 Thank you!
My count took me over the limit, so I deleted one ‘cackle’, it is less noisy now! 😆
Oh, this gives me the shivers. 🙂 What a great Halloween story! Nice twist. I wasn’t expecting it. She should have listened to Granny. Love the cackle, cackle, cackle. Well done!
Thank you Cheryl, That cackle, cackle, cackle, sounds like my singing and would frighten everyone away! 😆
A witch origin tale! Spooky! And putting in the Granny was a great touch, Grannymar.
I didn’t know we had a new witch until after line seven! 😆
I’m hoping not to meet Lisa on Halloween–your story is lots of fun!
Buffy, Don’t think I would like to meet her either. I might be safer indoors on the big night!
You created a very creepy mood.
I’m almost afraid to go out in the dark! 😆
As a dog lover, I enjoyed your story. Happy Slime-oween!
Slime-oween. love it! Manju, although I have no pets, I think I prefer dogs!
Great story! I tried to leave a comment this morning, but my google was bewitched, hope you don’t end up with multiple comments now!
Snap! Julianna, I had trouble trying to leave a comment on your blog too. The Halloween witch of the blogosphere was preventing me from entering. 😡 I eventually got through!
Awesome spooky story! Warnings are perfect Halloween fodder.
Thank you, Catherine. We should all listen to what our grannies say!
I loved this and I will tell you why. When my son was young, his reply to everything was, “I forgot”. So kids will pay attention when parents tell them not to do something. I loved this. Thanks for sharing.
Glad you like it, Jackie, and that it brought back the “I forgot” memories!
You are welcome!
Yep, I thought it sounded like a campfire ghost story to me, too. *shivers* 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. All I need now is to find some children to sit in the darkness and share it!
Spooky! Sometimes our impulses override good advice. The up side is she can scare the wits out of unsuspecting people 🙂
Janna, I wonder if the green slimy skin was fluorescent? That would send me screaming in the opposite direction!
Oooooh, deliciously spooky!
Thank you, Beth!
Two words: LOVE THIS!
Pamela, I am pleased you did!
What a deliciously ghoulish story…the making of a witch. Pretty scary…great job!
Vivian, I think I scared myself with the fact I made a witch! 😆
Very spooky. Dark here now. Wonder if Lisa is lurking out and about.
Stacy, I was hiding under the duvet, I did not want to meet Lisa!
Very scary! Perfect for Halloween! Great job!
Thank you, Margaret.
Apologies to all first time visitors, your comments went for approval while I was in the land of nod! You will be glad to know that it only happens the first time!
Good thing my neighbor’s black cat is not friendly. Could not pet her now!
My sister has a black cat and I cannot stand it being near me!
Ha! Inspiration comes in many packages!
Sometimes when we least expect it! 😉
Holy scary! As if I needed another reason to not pet a black cat (beyond superstition and sneezing)…
Laurie, I am wondering if my dislike of cats helped me write this one. Please don’t tell my sister!
Poor Lisa, she really should have listened to Granny 🙂 great story 🙂
Thank you, Catherine!
Poor little witch, she sounds scared herself. As you can see, I care about her already!
Laura, I was just wondering what happens to these witches in the summer time?
Oh I love stories that start out with “Don’t do this.” or “Don’t touch this” and the main character foolishly disregards the advice. Well done!
The “Don’t touch”s always got me! 🙁
Ooh! This is a scary one! Nice!
Be careful in the woods on a dark and windy night!
I am going to offer this as a lesson on listening to grandparents! Mind you, our little horrors might fancy the idea of being a slimy green witch …
Have fun with the little witches!! 😉
Cute–best to listen to Grandma! 🙂
Pam, Grandma’s were made for listening to!
Goodness me, well that ought to teach you to listen to your Gran! You’ve definitely got “scary” in your writing toolbox.
Michelle, finding my “scary” was a frightening discovery! 😆
Moral: ALWAYS listen to Granny! Yikes!!
Yes. Granny knows best!
Hi GranyMar! So nice to meet you.
I Love your scary story. I think that turning the child into a witch is a great idea. Love the twist. 🙂
Thank you Clar, Some say I am twisted, so no wonder there is a twist in the tail of my tale!
Ha ha! 🙂
This brought back many memories of warm, fall nights spent outside with neighborhood friends telling ghost stories and then being afraid to walk home alone! Good job!
Doris, I am glad you enjoyed the journey down memory lane.
Cute story and with a lesson – listen to what you’re told 😉
I also read your post on how you met your husband on your Halloween holiday and I loved it!!
Thank you Michelle, it is indeed a lesson we all need to learn.
I guess Lisa learned her lesson, didn’t she?! Good one!
Jarm, it was a tough way to learn the lesson!