Susanna Hill’s 12th Annual Halloweensie Contest

Slugs on Halloween night

Here’s my entry for Susanna Hill’s 12th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest.

The rules: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children using the words slither, treat, and scare.

Title: Sally the Slug has a Sweet Tooth

By Eleanor Ann Peterson

WC 99

Sally slithered down the slippery, slimy slope looking for another special sweet stuck on the sidewalk.

“Sally!” said Spug. “What are you doing?”

 She burped loudly and blew a balloon.

Spug savored the sweet. “It’ll ruin our teeth, but it’s divine!”

 “We DON’T have teeth! We have a radula, “said Sally. “Let’s go trick or treating.”

 “No! They’ll stomp and squash us,” said Spug.

 “We’ll have to come up with a plan, then.”

On Halloween, a scary mound of sticky, slimy slugs slowly made its way through the neighborhood, snatching all the sweets with their gooey slime.

Good luck to everyone! A big thank you to Susanna and the prize donors.

Read the entries and leave a comment even if you haven’t submitted a story.

Author: eleanorannpeterson

When I was a child, I spent my summer holidays by the swamp catching tadpoles and other creepy critters or running after wild animals. I wanted to become a veterinarian when I grew up. But destiny turned my life around - I moved to Italy where I obtained my BS in Environmental Sciences and Territorial Management. When not working in our family-run business, I write, read, play with clay, doodle, and go on scavenger hunts in the woods followed by my six cats and two dogs.

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