Me and My Shadow
Monster’s shadow said to him, “You never let us be
what I want for Halloween. You always pick for me!”
“Well, either I choose this year or Monster you should know –
when it comes to Trick-or-treat I will refuse to go!”
“But you are just my shadow; you have to go my way!”
“Not this time,” said the shadow. “Believe me when I say.
We either dress as candy corn, and not some frightful ghost.
Or you and I will stay at home the day you love the most.”
Then Monster yielded since he knew
A candy corn could still yell, “Boo!”
This is an entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's "7th Annual Halloweensie Contest." The rules were to write a story for children (aged 12 and under) using the words candy corn, monster and shadow. We were limited to 100 words, but (thank goodness) candy corn counted as one word.