I absolutely adore Susanna Hill’s writing contests (thank you Susanna)! Here is my entry just in the nick of time! Happy Halloween everybody! And never underestimate a handful of cheeky candy corns*…(*On a grammar note: I don’t use “candy corn” as an uncountable mass noun in this story, and that is intentional!)
REVENGE OF THE CANDY CORNS (100 words exactly)
“Predator!” a wee candy corn hollered to his pack.
The other Corns quivered. They’d fallen from one trick-or-treater’s bag, but that escape had been too sweet to be true. Another hungry monster was already galumphing their way! Its fangs glowed razor-sharp…
…Fangs! thought wee candy corn. He whispered something to his pack…
POP! went their wrapper.
The Corns scattered. They lined up, just-so, beneath a streetlamp.
The predator stopped and gaped. On the block wall ahead of him loomed the enormous shadow of giant, pointy teeth!
“AAAHHH!” shrieked the monster head, bobbling off down the street, to hunt no more.