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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Barn Fright

Here is my entry to  the 3rd annual Halloweesie Contest sponsored by Susanna Leonard Hill.  The rules of the contest are simple: write a Halloween story in 100 words or less.  It can be scary or funny, poetry or prose, but it must be appropriate for children and include the words spooky, black cat, and cackle.


Barn  Fright
 When Spooky clops through the dark barn, mice scurry in front of his hooves.  His ears twitch when chickens roosting in the rafters cluck and cackle at being disturbed.  Spooky snorts at the eerie figures the moon paints on the wall.  
 Wait! What is that? 
Yellow eyes stare from the corner.
Spooky shakes his head to show his is not afraid.  But when the eyes leap toward him, Spooky bolts from the barn.
A black cat curls up in the corner.  The barn is quiet again.





20 comments:

pennyklostermann.com said...

Cute story! I love the picture of the horse and the cat...just precious!

Vivian Kirkfield said...

How lovely! Great story and the ending was purrfect...kitty knew just what she was doing to make sure she had a quiet nap.:) Nice to connect with you via Susanna's fun contest!

Jackie Wellington said...

This is cute. A cat gotta do what a cat gotta do. Fun story. Thanks for sharing.

DonnaLouise said...

A Halloween story full of animals, now that's my kind of story, StableGranny! :0)

Catherine Constance said...

Cute story.. :)

grannymar said...

Cats own People places and spaces! Nice story.

Cheryl Secomb said...

This is wonderful! I love the images and the sounds. And what a fun ending. So cute. Great job!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

What a cute story from someone who clearly knows horses and barns well! I'm so glad you found the contest and entered, otherwise I might not have met you. As a fellow person who lives in jeans and loves horses, dogs and writing, I think I may have found a kindred spirit :) Thanks so much for joining in the fun!

Andrea Mack said...

What a lovely thoughtful mood this piece conveys!

PamBrunskill said...

How neat--a horse's Halloween perspective. I don't think I've ever come across that. Nice work!

Sheila said...

I like it even better than before! Great job.

Beth Stilborn said...

Wonderful! Not only could I see it all in my mind's eye, I could hear it all as well. So well written. Thank you for entering the contest!

jannatwrites said...

Feisty cat knows how to clear a place out :)

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Fun story

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Your love of horses (and cats) shines through in this story-- great job!

storypatch said...

What a great barn scene you've created, and I love that it's a rooster cackling and not a witch. That's a good little twist.

Heather Dent said...

I love this Patricia! I'm so glad you could enter the contest too, although I fear you provide some fierce competition for the rest of us. Your story is so good!

c-c-hall.com said...

I love a horse named Spooky!

Joanna said...

What a sweet story!

Author Amok said...

I love the eerie figures painted on the wall. There have been a lot of spooky cats in this contest. How great that you chose a horse!