The rules? We are to write a 100 word story appropriate for children using the words pumpkin, broomstick and creak, or a form of those words. It's not as easy as you think, my pretties.
My story? I was playing around with word families in an attempt to learn more re: early readers and chapter books. I decided to include a word family in my story, too, based off the long "e" sound in creak. Amazingly, it sounded rather poetic, and that, my pretties, made me happy. So here it is. Let me know what you think...
Creak, C-R-E-A-K, Keep! by Kathy Halsey
Have I heard that sound before?
Was it in the basement?
Was it outside in the pumpkin patch?
Autumn grabbed a broomstick propped by the screen door.
This MIGHT keep the scaries away.
Autumn dropped the broom.
Maybe a peek in the
Stairs were steep.
Autumn took two at a time.
She landed on cool cement.
Autumn inched over to a dank corner.
She reached something
soft and sleek.
Saw glowing eyes,
felt whiskered cheek.
A big black cat, I think I’ll keep!