Fall Frenzy Writing Contest

This is my entry for the Fall Frenzy Writing Contest. The rules of the contest included picking one of the provided fall pictures, writing about the picture in under 200 words and posting it to a blog. https://lydialukidis.wordpress.com/fallwritingfrenzy-2022-rules/

Halloween: Credit Selina Wing for Bing

The Pumpkin Gang

When doors creak open on Halloween,

Some sights can never be unseen.


A hundred pumpkins, maybe more,

Lurk behind that creepy door.


Pumpkins snicker.

Seeds are spit.

None are smashed,

All are lit.


With candy-snatching pumpkin grins,

A jack-o-lantern chant begins:


Tricks or treats.

Surrender your sweets.

No beets. No meats. No Shredded Wheats.

Don’t care if candy rots our teeth.


Give us your chocolate in little wrappers,

your caramel cubes, and sour snappers,

giggling taffy, and waxy lips,

mints, suckers, licorice whips.


Candy corn and sugar rocks,

Hand over every rattlebox.

Feed us fudge and gummi ghosties,

Malted milks and cinnamon toasties.


Surrender the candy?!

Don’t be cray-cray.

Hide your treats and run away.


But, no worries anyway…

The pumpkin gang will soon decay.

One Response to “Fall Frenzy Writing Contest”

  1. Melisa Wrex

    My favorite line? “No beets. No meats. No Shredded Wheats.” Because as a kid, blech! to beets and Shredded Wheat?? LOL!

    Good job on this. It was a fun one!

    Melisa Wrex
    @mowrex on Twitter