Ok, I am SOOO in the spirit that I wrote ANOTHER entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's
I am not usually a writer of rhyme, but this seemed like the perfect place to give it a try (and Halloween seems to call for scary atmosphere or silly rhymes!) A huge THANK YOU to my writer friend and rhyme-guru Nancy Tandon https://nancytandon.com/ for helping me in record time! I still can't believe I got it down to 88 contest words - just goes to show that you can ALWAYS cut more...
ONE HUNGRY MONSTER
Treat bag in hand, this monster was dressed,
Trick-or-treating was finally in sight.
But my tummy rumbled, my monster guts grumbled,
I asked mom “what’s for dinner tonight?”
She said, “Candy for dinner!” What could be better?
I danced down the shadowy streets.
I ate sour things, gooey things, candy corn chewy things,
My insides filled up with sweets.
When we got home, I counted my loot,
With a belly that rumbled and hurt.
I shed monster fur, pulled off my mask
And asked Mom, “Hey, what’s for dessert?”