Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie Contest







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Children's author Susanna Leonard Hill has braved the 'Frankenstorm' to host the  Halloweensie Contest. The entries must be one hundred words or less and include the words witch, bat, and "trick-or-treat." Everyone is welcome to join in through the rest of today. However, Susanna is willing to extend the deadline until Friday if anyone needs extra time due to power outages. Just let her know.

On a serious note, my thoughts and prayers go out to our East Coast friends who have had to endure the devastating path of Hurricane Sandy.
                                                          
                                                                   

Which Witch Switch Hits?


The witch was up to bat,
She took a swing with her broom.
The ball was struck so hard,
It could have reached the moon.

The other team was outraged,
She must have cast a spell.
But she practiced hours everyday,
Surely they could tell.

Next the witch stirred a hearty brew,
And sprinkled horn of toad.
But the hex was not complete,
Without pumpkin pie ala mode.

Hence the team of trick-or-treaters,
Were transformed into a larvae of roach.
As the witch served the Bad Sport Potion,
Disguised as their disgruntled coach.


-Julie Kemp Pick

46 comments:

  1. Such fun, Julie! I was thinking of using "bat" like this, too, but ended up not doing it so I'm glad you did! Very creative and entertaining - I love the Bad Sport Potion :)

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  2. Very fun! I love how the witch hit the ball with her broomstick. Most creative.

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  3. I love your title - fun to practice and hard to master!

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  4. How creative! I love your word play! Really fun entry!

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  5. This is great. Got to get mine posted on Youngish.

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  6. Fun poem, Julie. And I love your tongue-twister title... try saying it over and over, faster and faster... he!!he!

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  7. Fun, fun, fun! Super creative!

    Couldn't do mine because of Sandy and her windy ways. Good luck! :-)

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  8. Super funny and clever! Caught up on a couple of your posts. I'm amazed that your husband found that lost ticket!

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  9. I love the tongue-twister title too, I was glad I could just read it and not try to say it!
    Very cute and creative poem, Julie. I love Halloween so this was doubly fun to read. :)

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  10. Fun - love how you used bat and the title!

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  11. Cool poem!
    "a larvae of roach" ... eeewwwww

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  12. Super FUN poem. Serves them right, right?

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  13. Fun and creative! I love the way you used 'bat'.

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  14. This has a Who's On First? quality and I love that the witch is the disciplinarian for bad sportsmanship! Clever.

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  15. Susanna - I really enjoyed reading your creative story and poem too! Thanks for hosting this wonderful contest Susanna, and I can't wait to read all of the entries!

    Catherine - Talk about creative! I just read your witty, and wonderful vlog complete with costume! Thanks Catherine!

    Cathy - Serves me right for coming up with it in the wee hours! Thanks Cathy!

    Penny - It is fun to play with words! Thanks Penny!

    Delores - I can't wait to read it Delores, and thank you!

    Michelle - Better not or I'll get dizzy! Thanks Michelle!

    Robyn - I hope that you're doing okay, and that you didn't get too much damage. Susanna did say that she would extend the deadline if you're interested. Thanks Robyn!

    Mary - Thanks for taking time out to read two posts! We were both surprised that he was able to find it! Thanks again Mary!

    Julie - Thanks so much, and have a Happy Halloween! Is Clancy dressing up?

    Thanks Julie!

    Carol - Not many options to rhyme with coach. Uh oh I just thought of a few more...never mind! Thanks Carol!

    nrhatch - Hey, I tried to incorporate a lesson! Thanks nrhatch!

    Special Note - I just took a quick peak at Catherine's, and can't wait to read all of the other entries! I will comment directly on your blogs. Happy Halloween to everyone! Julie

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    1. oops...peek not peak! I took a peek at the entries, but I'm not at the peak of my game!

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  16. Thanks Heather!

    Laura - Well, she tried to be a good witch! Thanks Laura!

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  17. Hehe! What a great poem - perfect ending, if somewhat disgusting. :)

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  18. Ha! Love it. That was a great poem for Halloween!

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  19. Talli - As long as it's only "somewhat!" Thanks Talli!

    Thanks Joanna!

    L.G. - I had fun writing it! Thanks L.G.!
    Julie

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  20. That was very clever! They deserved it.

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  21. Thanks Gail, and Happy Halloween to you!

    Alex - I know that you would never want them in your army! Thanks Alex!
    Julie

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  22. Thanks Susanne!

    Heather - Since I'm too old to go trick-or-treating, it's fun to play with words instead! Thanks Heather!
    Julie

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    1. :) I will be awarding you with the Top Commenter award on my blog tomorrow. Have a great weekend

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    2. Thanks so much Heather! It was so nice of you to think of me! I'll see you tomorrow! Julie

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  23. I enjoyed your poem! Ick - larvae of roach...this made me shiver! Bad Sport Potion sounds like bad news to me :)

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  24. OMG, that was adorable! Bad Sport Potion. :)

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  25. Janna - Sorry but she was only trying to teach them a lesson! Thanks Janna!

    Libby - Good sportsmanship is tantamount to the team! Thanks Libby!
    Julie

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  26. Ha--Bad Sport Potion! I love it!! I'd love to serve some up on occasion, too!

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  27. Hi Julie,

    Which witch is on first on Who's on second. What a bewitching ball game. A delightful poem. I've heard beginner witches um 'fly off the handle..'

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  28. Carla - It would be fun to serve to kids of all ages! Thanks Carla!

    Gary - Oh you would be so good at this Gary! "Fly off the handle," would've fit in perfectly! Thanks Gary!
    Julie

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  29. I'm still laughing about this bit: "But the hex was not complete, Without pumpkin pie ala mode." That's one smart witch.

    Your poems are always fun and clever, Julie. I hope it was a happy Halloween.

    xoRobyn

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  30. What fun, Julie! So lovely to meet you via Susanna's Halloweensie contest! Your tongue-twisting title is fantastic...and I adore the pumpkin pie ala mode...is that what you are serving for dessert? I'll be right over. :)

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  31. Ha,ha,ha. This is so appropriate for me since me and my family have been having baseball fever. Lots of fun and surprises. Love the disgruntled coach.

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  32. Robyn - I also loved reading your decadent Halloween treat! Now that was CLEVER! Thanks Robyn!

    Vivian - Sorry we'll be having leftover Halloween candy for dessert instead, but you're still invited! It's nice to meet you too, and I hope to see more of you! Thanks Vivian!

    Romelle - My husband and boys are huge baseball fans too, and happily they are good sports! Thanks Romelle!
    Julie


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  33. LOL... great word play in the title. A laugh a minute, this one.

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  34. So clever, Julie. Love the play on words & the larvae of roach!

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  35. Thanks Susan!

    Patient Dreamer - Thanks for making my day! I really enjoyed reading your blog too!

    Patricia - Not a pretty picture, but at least it rhymes with coach! Thanks Patricia!

    Julie

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