So today I am entering The Kidlit Fall Frenzy Writing Contest.
A ton of thanks to Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis for planning this event! They've gathered a ton of wonderful prizes. You might enter yourself.
Here is my entry based on this photo prompt.
My friends threw double-dares,
so I climbed the creaky stairs,
of the haunted mansion high up on the hill.
I slipped through the front door
and was more scared than before,
but determined, I kept tip-toeing until...
I touched cobwebs and I freaked,
plus the stench of this place reeked,
and farther down the hall a dim light flickered.
It cast shadows on the wall—
a hand that waved a beckoned call
and a warbling voice above me snickered.
“You cannot go much closer.
I must halt you, Mr. Ghost, sir,
for you're shuffling through the hall of doom.
And if you decide to stay here,
I cannot ease your true fear
for this house may become your earthly tomb.”
Just then I heard the laughter
coming from the highest rafter,
and that’s when I knew that I’d been had.
My friends were up there gloating,
and beside them, clearly floating,
was my brother, my mother, and my dad.
“Surprise!” shouted the ghosts
as they raised marshmallow toasts
in the dark room, now blazing gold and green.
They showered me with presents
and suddenly it made sense.
I forgot my birthday falls on Halloween.
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