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Halloween Writting Contest Entry 15

The following story was submitted as an entry in The Wanderer second annual Halloween Writing Contest.
The winner will be announced in the October 30, 2008 edition.
Stories will be posted on-line as they are available in print.

The Tale of Halloween

Halloween comes only once a year,

Do your trick, Do your treat;

Or will you be the victim,

Who will get the scare?

You run around the decorated block,

You're unguided, so lost, and yet so brave.

Your costume flows in the wind,

And the ground starts to shake.

You wonder why this tremor could appear,

You shake, you're frightened, bravery lost.

You walk slowly to the next house,

You hear evil laughter, you have much fear.

You turn around, wonder to look or not.

You see a wicked witch, so evil looking.

A black hat, broken broom, the face so pale.

She also has in one hand a devilish-looking pot.

She flew to you and started to wave

Not a wave to say hello;

Nor a wave to say goodbye.

She waved to you to get in the pot, but you were brave.

You bravely stood in front of her and said,

"You don't fool me, you are not real"

She said back, "You are a smart boy you know what Halloween is about"

You see Halloween is not about tricks or treats, it is about fun.

Your lesson is learned and now the story is at the end.