Susan Hill Leonard, you rock! Halloween Writing Contest! If you all haven't tried this, DO! It's fun.
Below is my offering. The Box and the Bean! 99 words- including Trickery, Cobweb, and Potion!
The Box and the Bean
by Laura N. Clement
First in line this year and, Bea was scared.
She must be brave, show no fear, everyone was watching.
IT was just a box, plane and black… possibly even empty.
“No liquid potions. No tarantulas (rules forbade it).”
Blindfold on. Bea hoped that it wouldn’t… bite.
Last year’s ooey, gooey “Mystery Trickery Box” had been fun, messy but harmless. But this year…
Bea moved her fingertips through the opening.
Harmless cotton cobwebs, slimy peeled grapes, messy pasta… she hoped.
It was small, smooth…
And done! No bites or mess…
Now, to plot next year’s revenge.