Friday, 2 October 2020

Fall Frenzy Entry

 It's that time of year again when the writing contests start to roll round and what better than to spend a stormy autumn day curled up writing an entry. 

This year's Fall Frenzy has asked kidlit writers to write 200 words of a poem or story based on a range of a pictures. As I love all things spooky and Halloween, this is what I chose and my entry is below. 


Tabitha's Friend

Amid bracken and soil and crispy, fall leaves,
a witchling called Tabitha conjures and weaves...
a spell - for one reason - to gift her a friend.
A friend who, till now, has been only pretend. 
This friend is a pumpkin head - all that she has -
for a witchling like Tabs with her spooky PIZAZZ
is too much for the kids in the class at her school
and to Tabs they've been horrible, hurtful and cruel. 
If only they knew what her magic could do -
what potions and charms she could easily brew,
what fun they could have - from wearing witch hats...
to conjuring brooms to go flying with bats. 

But no, they don't want that! So Tabs lifts her chin.
and seeks solitude with her homemade pumpkin.
And once he's alive, they'll be best friends for ever.
And no one will take him away from her - NEVER!

Amid bracken and soil and crispy, fall leaves,
a witchling called Tabitha conjures and weaves...
a spell - for one reason - to gift her a friend,
for a friend always makes such a good, happy end.


5 comments:

  1. Cute entry! Love little Tabitha. Good luck!

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  2. Love this, Tracy - the story matches the picture so well and I was really rooting for little Tabitha - you've created such a strong, defiant little character in so few words!

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  3. Love this, such a great story.

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  4. I admire how you created a complete story arc in so few words, and you've created such a wonderful character in Tabitha. Those kids at school are really missing out.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this wonderful rhyme with is for the fall writing frenzy! Sincerely, Kaitlyn Sanchez

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