"Snippet" -- a small piece or brief extract
This year, I have been enjoying entering tons of little writing contests! It's been a blast, has challenged my writing, helped me hone my skills, and think outside the box. Halloweensie is the latest writing contest, and the challenge was to write a kid-friendly, Halloween-themed story of 100 words or less with a story arc, using the words (or variations on) skeleton, creep, mask. The link to the contest (and the other amazing stories) is here: https://susannahill.com/blog/ I hope you enjoy my little humorous buggy piece about Boneita. It's exactly 100 words. Happy Halloween!
DON'T BUG ME!
Boneita’s a skeleton with a bone to pick!
She’d never liked insects then or now. Her bones rattle and eye sockets bulge as she remembers the bugs that decomposed her. First, flies. Then beetles! Shudder!
Why won’t they leave her alone now that her bones are bare? She can’t mask her disgust as they crawl along her tibia -- their tickly feet creeping in and through her ribs. But this Halloween, Boneita has a secret weapon!
This October, flies flee and beetles bolt -- because she’s a black-belt skeleton in “fly-swat-do”. Now, Boneita is a happy skeleton and nothing “bugs” her anymore.
I've been a teacher of K-3 students for over 20 years; I'm also a writer of poems, short stories, devotionals and picture books. I'm wife to an amazing husband and mom to Sparkles, Mocha, and Rusty -- our feline fur babies . I love reading, writing, singing and listening to music. I enjoy nature, Bible study and spending time with friends and family!