Competition's always keen, but we writers are good spirits and cheer each other on.
Rules state only 100 words or less, kid-friendly, a true story arc, and use of these words: Candy Corn ( count as 1 word), monster, shadow. (Other forms of the required words may be used, too.)
Hope you find mine delightful and not too frightful.
Candy Corn's Dilemma
Candy Corn is forlorn.
It's almost Halloween.
She wants to mix with goblins who trick,
But Mom says, "Don't be mean."
Monsters and ghouls roam this night,
Yet Candy frets in despair.
Sweet and cute are her strong suit,
Tonight nobody seems to care.
"If I could just be a zombie, a mummy,
or shadowy, or spooky, or scary...
Not syrup and honey, not yellow and sunny,
I'm just too darn ordinary."
Her doorbell rings; kids stand and stare.
"EWWW," they scream as one boy states,
"Run away, run away, don't take the bait,
that Candy Corn is out-of-date."