Sunday, 28 October 2012

Drusilla's Cauldron - Spooktoberfest 300w flash fiction text 26-29th October 2012

[This is really me at four or five years old.]

Here is my 300-word spooky text:
[The required 5 words are highlighted in chartreuse.]

Drusilla loved Halloween. It was so simple and fun. Every year she would dress up in her black witch-costume and paint green make-up on her face and hands, to greet the trick-or-treaters who would come to her door. 
She had a huge papier-maché cauldron filled with little paper bags of assorted candies. She would hang cobwebs all over the living-room. Using a razor-sharp knife, she cut faces into seven pumpkins and put these jack-o-lanterns on the porch and in each of the front windows. Then she would dim the lights and wait. 
The sun went down. The wind picked up speed and clouds played tag with the full moon. Wading through piles of fallen yellow, red and brown leaves, a troop of small witches, ghosts, pirates and princesses wandered up the path to Drusilla's door. 
'It's dark except for the lit jack-o-lanterns,' commented a tall ghost holding a paper bag, 'Shall we ring the doorbell?'
'There are seven of us', observed a short but brave pirate, 'Let's see what they have to offer.'
A tiny witch pressed the bell-button and the door cracked opened an inch or two.
'Trick or treat!' the children shouted. The door opened wider revealing the cauldron of bags of sweets, but no human being. Then they heard cackling laughter from the dark room. And in a flash, there stood Drusilla in her black pointed witch's hat, grey wig, black dress and green-painted face and hands.
'Take what you like, my pretties!' she said laughing so ghoulishly that the tall ghost threw back his bag of candies and ran. The little witch yelped and did the same. The pirate and the princess and others also ran away.
Drusilla never had to buy new candy. 
[Text Copyright 2012 Christina Wigren]
Word Count according to WordCalc: 293
Best wishes,


First Commenter:

Yolanda Renee


Defending the Pen

Here are Jackie's and Dani's instructions for this Spooktoberfest blog fest:

Who’s up to their old blogfest tricks again?
Dani at Entertaining Interests and myself, that’s who.

Spooktoberfest is where cobwebs tickle your nose, cauldrons are brewing, jack-o-lanterns light the way, and ghosts go bump in the night. Oh yeah, watch out for the razors!

1.  Your Flash Fiction piece cannot be any longer than 300 words. Sorry… that’s part of the challenge. It can be scary, comical, romantic, whatever you choose. Just be creative!
2.  You must use the MANDATORY 5 words listed below 
3.  Post your Flash Fiction piece on your blog anytime between ...
Friday Oct. 26 - Monday, Oct. 29th.  The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
4.  Follow Dani and myself if you don’t already. We will follow back.
5.  It’s a blog hop, so hop around to other participating blogs and leave some awesome comments when the stories are posted.
6.  Have fun!

It'd be super cool if you'd post the Spooktoberfest button on your page.
Dani and I will each choose a winner. That's two winners total. 
We will post our decisions on HALLOWEEN . . . Wednesday, Oct. 31st.
PRIZES: Candy and a grab bag of awesome stuff. The winners will get the biggest bags we can find of their favorite candy along with a bag containing some fun spookified items.
This blogfest is international. 

So what are you guys waiting for? Sign up using the linky thing below and spread the word on your Blog, Twitter, Facebook, owl messenger, or however you want!


Yolanda Renee said...

Too cute! So much preparation just to scare the kids away, what fun!

Love the stories with children because that's what it's all about!

Well done!

Mina Lobo said...

Hah! If I had any trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood, I might try doing that myself! :D
Mina's Resurrection Blogfest!

Dani said...

Holy Moly I'd run to, right after I'd pee my pants. Sheesh, talk about heart attack. To be honest tho, I'd probably try that hard to scare the kids in my neighborhood too. ;)

Jackie said...

Aww, poor kiddos. LOL Great piece.

Thanks for participating in our blogfest. :D

Sarah said...

What a perfect plan! Sure saves on buying candy every year. :)

Tanya@allotments4you said...

Oh I love this Anna...such a great way to make sure you get plenty of candy!! Sorry I haven't been around for a while but please no that when I get the chance I am always catching up on your blog.

Hope you had a happy Halloween!!

Denise Covey said...

Lovely Anna.I enjoyed reading this.

Crystal said...

Oh, she does sound like a true witch.. which suggests that there may be something more sinister about Drusilla.. Well done Anna! I know I'm late getting caught up on your blog, but as promised, I have returned! Things here are still quite chaotic but mom is improving some. I try to play catch up whenever possible and when I can catch a MUCH NEEDED BREAK! I also went back and read the last RFW challenge! I loved the haunting tale of Jenny and Jack and the suspense was thrilling!! I have tagged you in a writing post, at the heart of a writer, hope you'll be able to participate and if not, then I understand. Best of luck to you Anna as always! I've so missed reading your blog!!

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