Spooky Black Cat Cackle


 

Children’s writer Susanna Leonard Hill is running ‘The 3rd Annual HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST‘, and Nancy Hatch suggested I should join her in going for it:

‘The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spooky, black cat, and cackle.’

I have done two versions, both with the same wording, but the second one has some bells and whistles added for entertainment.

 

Plain:

Witch Wotchett taught her black cat Spooky to cackle like her. Then a spell went wrong and she got ‘disappeared’.  Poor Spooky became homeless. 

Meow-cackles were fun over Halloween.  Spooky would sneak from his alleys looking for kids to frighten.  Jumping out with eyes glowing greenly, he’d go,  ‘Meow-ack-cack-cackle!’ 

The kids would take off, yelling, ‘Eeeeeeeeek!’ 

Then a little girl named Debbie wouldn’t be frightened.  ‘Cute!  Let’s team up!’ she said.  ‘We’ll scare everyone.’ 

They did! 

At bedtime, Debbie begged, ‘Please come and live with me?’ 

Afterwards, she’d only let Spooky cackle at Halloween, but he thought it worth it.

~~~

Fancy.

 

Witch Wotchett taught her black cat Spooky to cackle like her. Then a spell went wrong and she got ‘disappeared’.   Poor Spooky became homeless.

 

*Cackle*  Disappear-ius wart-us!

*Cackle* Disappear-ius wart-ius!

Ooooops!

Ooooops!

Shrieeeeeeeek!

SHRIEEEeeeek …!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Meow-cackles were fun over Halloween.  Spooky would sneak from his alleys looking for kids to frighten.  Jumping out with eyes glowing greenly, he’d go,  ‘Meow-ack-cack-cackle!’

Witch Cat

The kids would take off, yelling, ‘Eeeeeeeeek!’

Debbie and Spooky

Then a little girl named Debbie wouldn’t be frightened.  ‘Cute!  Let’s team up!’ she said.  ‘We’ll scare everyone.’

They did!

At bedtime, Debbie begged, ‘Please come and live with me?’

Witch cat 2

Afterwards, she’d only let Spooky cackle at Halloween, but he thought it worth it.

© Colonialist October 2013 (WordPress)

Advertisements

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
This entry was posted in Cats, Challenge, Fantasy, Flash Fiction, Short story and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

56 Responses to Spooky Black Cat Cackle

  1. I love the name “witch Wotchett”. . . Clever! And you were able to fit all the words in your title.;-}

    Like

  2. Cute-and I love the illustrations!

    Like

  3. “Meow-ack-cack-cackle!” How fun is that?!

    Like

  4. Poor witch, I wonder what happened to her. Great story 🙂

    Like

  5. Ha ha! Love this! “…a spell went wrong and she got ‘disappeared’”

    Like

  6. Cool story. Loved the bells and whistles version especially.

    Like

  7. Joanna says:

    You had me at Witch Wotchit – brilliant name!

    Like

  8. clarbojahn says:

    OH! I vote for the fancy version. so clever! 🙂

    Like

  9. Nice! This is my favorite part-Meow-ack-cack-cackle! That’s hilarious.

    Like

  10. Grannymar says:

    I LURVE the illustrated version! That is a winner in my book. Wish I had a child around to read it with,

    Like

  11. jannatwrites says:

    A partner to scare children and a new home, sounds like Spooky has it made!

    Like

  12. Very cute, Col. I’ll read it to my little girl 🙂

    Like

  13. bulldog says:

    You do so well in these type challenges…

    Like

  14. Not one, but two! Lots of fun…and I loved the second with the graphics. Susanna’s contests are always fun…and it great to connect with you again.:)

    Like

  15. I love how you just got all the required words out of the way in the the very first sentence!

    Like

  16. adinparadise says:

    What a fun story, Col. I’m sure your two will love it. 🙂

    Like

  17. How clever! A super tremendous job!

    Like

  18. I’m glad Spooky found a home with Debbie – I think they were made for each other 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your fun story with us, Col, and for joining in the Halloweensie fun! 🙂

    Like

    • colonialist says:

      Thanks for providing such a fun challenge, enabling us to view the considerable talents of all those out there. After reading your excellent pair, I wasn’t sure whether to put mine in at all – but then I got a rush of blood to the head and added the illustrated version and another one! :).

      Like

  19. Very fun. I like both versions.

    Like

  20. laurimeyers says:

    Aww, the “meow-ack-ackle” cat found a home! love it!

    Like

  21. cobbies69 says:

    Oooh I am scared, I am feline like a real scaredy puss.. well done very clever like this alot. 😉

    Like

  22. Fun, fun, fun. Then even more fun too boot! (Sorry that I haven’t been able to comment much recently. ;0)

    Like

  23. So sweet. I’d love to have that cat!

    Like

  24. Pawesome! Love it! =^.^=

    Like

  25. nrhatch says:

    Terrific, Col! So glad you played along!

    Like

  26. cherylsec says:

    This is great! What a sweet and fun story. I really like the added art. Well done! 🙂

    Like

  27. suzicate says:

    I’m loving all these variations you guys are coming up with on this prompt!

    Like

You have the right to remain silent - but please don't!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s