HALLOWEEN LITE – 2020 Fall Writing Frenzy

I love writing contests! I love prompts, and rules, and deadlines!

Here is my entry for the 2020 Fall Writing Frenzy brought to us by Lydia Lukidis and Kaitlyn Sanchez.  There are sure to be a ton of fun fall-themed stories, each 200 words or less. Check them out here!

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My story was inspired by this image:




Kelly Conroy


For kids who get frightened

on Halloween night,

we have a new option

called “Halloween Lite.”


No skeletons, mummies,

or witches with cats.

No dark haunted houses,

or cobwebs, or rats.


No nightmarish knickknacks

allowed on our shelves.

No need for a costume —

we’ll dress as ourselves.


No sinister music.

No ghosts yelling, “Boo!”

Instead, we’ll blow kisses

and say, “I love you.”


We’ll strip out the scary

and add in some sweet.

You don’t like this option?

Phew! Let’s Trick-or-Treat!

56 thoughts on “HALLOWEEN LITE – 2020 Fall Writing Frenzy”

  1. Good rhyming, had a nice rhythm. I like that you make it ok to be scared, and offer suggestions. Also like the ending, very cute and clever. Good luck.Stay well.

  2. Loved this!! I’m always a sucker for amazing rhyme. I almost chose this picture myself so I’m glad to see what others have done with this image!

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