Hi everyone! I hope everyone’s safe and sound and enjoying the Halloween season…its only a few days away. I’ve been getting in the spirit of things with a lovely writing contest from Susanna Hill. Here’s the link if you’re interested! https://susannahill.com/category/halloweensie-contest/
The details: write a story that contains the words skeleton, mask, and creep. The catch…it can only be 100 words. Challenge accepted!
I love writing contests because its a great way to be inspired and stretch my creativity. This one is especially challenging because of the required word count…hence HalloWEENSIE. I also love the community of writers. There’s so much talent out there and I love reading other writers works.
So here is my entry. I’ve been writing creepier things than usual. I hope you enjoy it! And thanks for visiting!
THE HOUSE THAT NO ONE VISITS There is a house where shadows stretch and cloak the yard in darkness. Where rumors fly that evil lurks – just behind the hinges. But I am brave, unlike the rest. I creep up withered stairs. I grab the skeleton knocker as I fidget with my mask. A warning whispers through the wind – stay away from here. A shiver ices down my spine… I freeze over with fear. A quake rumbles beneath my feet I scream as the floor gives way! Now I’M the whisper of warning you hear- forever, a prisoner, in the house that no one visits.
(The picture is called the House in Kundanbagh, Hyderabad found at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/things-to-do/watched-annabelle-now-dare-to-spend-a-night-in-one-of-these-haunted-houses-in-india/as60292300.cms)
21 thoughts on “THE HOUSE THAT NO ONE VISITS”
Very creepy! Great job with the story and I love the image!!
Ooh! Nice and creepy!
Creepy and perfect for Halloween! I love “A warning whispered through the wind.” Very lyrical and lovely.
Ooooh! Super creepy, I love it! Good luck!
Thank you, Bonnie!
Ooooo, so spooky, Kelly! Well done! Best of luck in the contest!
Thank you so much Jill! Same to you!!!
Thank you so much Jill!
Oh so creepy! I like it! Good luck!
Ooooh, sooo creepy! Well done! Good luck!
Thank you, Jilanne!
Love it! The edits came out great. Good luck, friend!
Thank you, Brittany! Same to you!!
So scary! Great poem, too!
Thank you, Chel!
So spooky, just right for the mid-grade reader!
Thank you Katie!
Fantastically creepy! Middle school kids would love this.
Thank you! It Is creepy which is funny bc I’m so not into anything scary!
I love this story, and the ending! Creepy and well done.
Thank you, Kaitlin! And thanks for your help!