Scarlett Skeleton hid in the shadowy dark behind a shed, teeth click-clacking as she sobbed. The shouts of trick-or-treaters echoed around her.
Footsteps crept close. A cat-masked face peeked around the corner.
“Hi! I’m Casey. Why are you sad?”
Scarlett sighed, showing her empty bucket. “Parents shriek and throw hard candy at me, which rattles right through me. I want treats; they think I’m the trick.”
Casey said, “That is sad. Would you like some of my taffy? It's delicious and will stick to your ribs."
Scarlett nodded thankfully, happy to have found a sweet treat and a sweet friend
©️ 2020 Rebekah Hoeft
It's Halloweensie time over at Susanna Leonard Hill's blog! Here's what how she explains it:
write a (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words), using the words , and . Your story can be scary, funny, sweet, or anything in between, poetry or prose, but it will only count for the contest if it includes those 3 words 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 "
Thanks. Susanna, for another fun prompt!