1. Something seems scary at first but turns out to be harmless
2. A little pumpkin realizes it's okay to be different
We were excited to participate in The Halloweensie Contest this week!
On Monday, their two journal sentences had to include the requisite three words- pumpkin, broomstick and creak. While they wrote, I started our story about a little witch named Sweetsie.
the roughest draft
On Tuesday, I started my rewrite and read what we had so far. They loved it! I mentioned the 100-word limit and panic set in. "Do we have to write 100 words??"
a little less rough draft
Today, I added/took away/edited our little story to 99 word perfection!
Without further adieu...
Sweetsie's party was almost perfect- a cauldron of punch, bat-wing cupcakes- but no jack-o'lantern. She hopped on her broomstick for a trip to the garden. What? The patch of ground was bare!
As Sweetsie turned around she heard a tiny sniffle. She peeked under a leaf and saw a sad, lonely pumpkin.
"I'm having a Halloween party. Would you like to come?" Sweetsie asked.
"Yes, thank you! I was afraid to spend Halloween by myself." the pumpkin answered.
They opened the creaky gate and flew home. Sweetsie sat the pumpkin in the window for all her visitors to enjoy.
Characters, setting, problem, solution- it's all there. With lots of hyphens.