4th Annual Halloweensie Contest with Susanna Leonard Hill

Time for the 4th Annual Halloweensie Contest with Susanna Leonard Hill.  Hurry! Hurry! Don’t be late! Tomorrow is the last day to enter a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children. The following words must be included in the 100 word story: pumpkin, broomstick, and creak. The story can be poetry or prose, funny or scary.  That’s right; 100 words only.


Autumn Decor

Here is my entry:

The Pumpkin Contest

Many pumpkins are lined up and on display. Who will be the winner of the annual pumpkin contest?

The judges begin to weigh the pumpkins.

Mr. Scarecrow’s pumpkin is first. Lifting his entry onto the scale using his straw hat, the scale creaks. Can the scale hold the enormous pumpkin? Fifty-five pounds.

Next is Miss Witch. Scooting her gigantic pumpkin toward the scale, using her broomstick, the scale creaks again! Fifty-five pounds.

Final entry is from Mr. Pumpkin. Will Mr. Pumpkin break the tie?
Mr. Pumpkin sits on the scale. Creak! Creak!

We have a winner! Mr. Pumpkin!

Pumpkins and Books!

Pumpkins and Books!


Mr. Scarecrow reads Pumpkin Circle The Story of a Garden By George Levenson


About Prairie Garden Girl

I am a wife who is adored by my Sweet Perry. Together we are parents to five boys and grandparents to seven unique grands. Pa Perry and Oma Sue love instilling the love of learning in the hearts of Johannah, Joshua & Jaxon; Henry & Charlotte and Lily & Lane. I am a reader. I am an aspiring children's picture book writer. I am a creator who sews and paints with acrylics and watercolors and sketches with colored pencil. I am an educator to hundreds of students, throughout the years. I am a cyclist on a pink Marin Portofina, and a 5K jogger. Perry and I are organic gardeners and enjoy homesteading on the Illinois prairie. Life is a beautiful ride with my Sweet P. Together, Perry and I feel life is a journey filled with joy. We want to live our lives by leaving the world a better place.
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17 Responses to 4th Annual Halloweensie Contest with Susanna Leonard Hill

  1. Joanna says:

    Fun take. I would love to go to one of these contests!


  2. Catherine Johnson says:

    Funny! What a fresh idea.


  3. It’s fitting that Mr. Pumpkin wins the pumpkin contest! Cute entry!


  4. Yay for Mr. Pumpkin…I wonder if he had lots of loose change and keys in his pockets. 🙂 😉 This was fun and very unique…great entry!


  5. I love the idea of a pumpkin contest, Suzy! How clever to incorporate the *creak* of the scales and witch’s broomstick as a prodding device 🙂 I was thinking maybe the scale was stuck, since the first two weighted the same… but now that Mr. Pumpkin won I’m wondering what he tipped the scales at? 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun!


    • What fun would it be for a group of Kindergarten students to share predictions about the weight of Mr. Pumpkin after listening to the story. As an educator, I would extend the story into a Science lesson. A variety of pumpkins and scales would be set up in the Science Center for the kids to experiment, predict, and determine the weight of each pumpkin. Thank you, Susanna for hosting the Halloweensie Contest. ~Suzy


  6. Lauri Meyers says:

    Clever and unique. I had a great visual of Mr. Pumpkin (who was wearing suspenders in my mind!)


  7. Good for Mr. Pumpkin! (Though I think he had an edge…) 🙂


  8. Susan Halko says:

    Great Story, Suzy! I really like your use of the words creak and broomstick … and of course, pumpkin. : )


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