Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest – Entry: A Warlock’s Brew

27 Oct
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Hiya & Happy Halloween!

It’s time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 4th Annual Halloweensie Contest– YAY! This is my second year entering and it’s so much fun! I’m happy to let y’all know that I’m alive and well…it’s been so long since I’ve posted any written pieces, that I’m a wee bit chicken.

If you haven’t visited to read the contest entries written for children, I urge you to do it with your family. They will entertain you for hours!

Entries can be funny, scary or anything in between, poetry or prose, but they must have 100 words or less, AND contain the words: broomstick, creak and pumpkin.

Me, I’m going with a poem again. I hope you enjoy it. :0)




The attic creaked, as the young warlock sneaked,

to snatch up a broomstick, while baby bats squeaked. 

His mission? To whip up a strong magic brew. 

He added a pumpkin, a kitten’s mew too.


Stirring the potion, he conjured the spell, 

letting loose in the night his most frightening yell, 

“Break this feuding witches’ curse.

They fight all the time. I don’t know which witch is worse. 


Last time, they vanished. No witch was found. 

Tonight’s All Hallow’s Eve, and I want them around! 

Sure, they’re both ruthless, rotten, and bad. 

But they’re the best grandmas this boy’s ever had!”

10-27-2014-2 witches fighting


57 Responses to “Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest – Entry: A Warlock’s Brew”

  1. cherylsec October 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    This is adorable, Donna! Great job! 🙂

    • Donna L. Sadd October 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

      Thanks so much for you kind words, Cheryl. Happy Hallooooween! :0O

  2. Robyn Campbell October 27, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    Donna, fantabulous. Love your which witch and your warlock. The ending is positively perfect. Job well done.

  3. Catherine Johnson October 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    Oh great twist at the end Donna. I had no idea where this was going. Fab!

    • Donna L. Sadd October 27, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

      Hiya, Catherine! Oye, I haven’t been in Poetry Bootcamp for many moons. Writing my fanny off though. Happy Hallooooween! :0O

    • Catherine Johnson October 27, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

      Good to hear Donna. Everyone is quiet on that group. They must all be writing away. Happy Halloween to you too!

  4. Sydney O'Neill October 27, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    You’ve conjured up a great brew of images. I chuckled at the surprise ending.

  5. julie rowan zoch October 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Great ending, Donna!

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      Thanks, Julie! BOO! :0oooo

  6. Janet Smart October 27, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    I love the ending, too! Witch clip-art goes with it perfectly.

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 11:30 am #

      Thanks, Janet and boy, it was so tough to find!

  7. jdewdropsofink October 27, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Oh that gave me a chuckle. Love it.

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 11:30 am #

      Thanks for popping in! BOO! :0ooooo

  8. Lauri Meyers October 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Very cute. It would be difficult to have feuding witch grandmas for sure! You know, they say to be careful with forcing rhymes, but I think sometimes rhyme forces you to come up with something magical, like throwing a cat’s mew into a potion – brilliant!

    • Donna L. Sadd October 28, 2014 at 10:44 am #

      Thanks so much, Lauri! I appreciate your popping in to read it. :0)

  9. nrhatch October 27, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    Sweet! Loved the surprise ending.

  10. Penny Parker Klostermann October 27, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    Now that is funny and unexpected! Really fun entry!

    • Donna L. Sadd October 28, 2014 at 10:45 am #

      Thanks, Penny. Happy Halloween! :0o

  11. cvarsalona October 27, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

    That was a fun poem / story for Halloween. Congratulations on your tale!

    • Donna L. Sadd October 28, 2014 at 10:46 am #

      Much tanks for your visiting to read it! :0)

  12. SevenAcreSky October 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    Perfect! Loved the ending, Donna!

    • Donna L. Sadd October 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

      Thanks, Daemon! Knew I saw that dog somewhere & did a little searching to remember that it’s you! :0)

  13. Cecilia Clark October 28, 2014 at 4:01 am #

    terrific ending well done

    • Donna L. Sadd October 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

      Thanks much, Cecilia! :0)

  14. Carrie Finison October 28, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    I love that you have a warlock brewing something, rather than a witch – that feels different and new. Nice job!

    • Donna L. Sadd October 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

      That was real kind of you to say, Carrie. Congrats on winning the Barbara Karlin Grant! :0)

  15. Rupali October 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    So cute ! Very very true story 😉

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 11:11 am #

      Thanks for popping in to read it! :0ooo

  16. sherry fundin October 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    I too like the warlock instead of a witch. Very original. It’s nice to “see” you, Donna. I hope your Halloween is more treats than tricks. ^_^
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 8:23 am #

      It’s so nice to count on a friend popping in to read my stuff, Sherry! Great too see you too. Happy Halloween! :0ooo (that’s my ghost smiley face)

  17. teresa m.i. schaefer (@TMISchaefer) October 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Love the little warlock trying to get those grandmas to behave!

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 8:23 am #

      Right? They’re so troublesome! Thanks for popping in, Rachel! :0ooo

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 8:24 am #

      I’m sorry, Teresa. I typed the wrong name. ;0P

  18. rachel's book nook October 28, 2014 at 11:42 pm #

    Terrific ending! Love “which witch is worse”.

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 8:24 am #

      Thanks, Rachel! Happy Halloween!

  19. Wendy October 29, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Superb last line! The surprise and emotion combo really worked for me.

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 11:29 am #

      Thanks so much, Wendy! Happy Halloween! :0oooo

  20. Cathy Ballou Mealey October 29, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    Ah – he’s a warlock for peace! That does take a mighty strong brew. Fun twist!

  21. Susanna Leonard Hill October 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    What a fun story, Donna! I love that he’s a warlock on a mission of peace, and I love the surprise ending! Of course his grandma’s would be witches 🙂 I hope he’s successful! 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in the Halloweensie fun again! 🙂

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

      Thanks for hosting this creaking broomstick pumpkin event, Susanna! :0)

  22. Buffy Silverman October 29, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Loved your ending–it made me laugh! I hope your warlock’s potion works.

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

      Thanks, Buffy! Hey, do you always go as a vampire slayer? hee, hee

  23. lindaschueler October 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    What a twist at the end! Great job.

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

      Thanks for popping in, Linda! BOO! :0oooo

  24. Patricia Tilton October 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Loved that warlock was on a mission of peace! Great ending — didn’t see it coming!

    • Donna L. Sadd October 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

      Tanks, Patricia. I enjoyed your entry as well, but couldn’t figure out how to post a comment. :0(

  25. jeanjames October 29, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    Fueding Grandma’s and a warlock with a cure, what’s not to love?

  26. Susan Halko October 30, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Nice to read about a young warlock. Great story! And yay for “which witch.” : )

    • Donna L. Sadd October 30, 2014 at 11:18 am #

      Thanks for taking the time to read it, Susan! :0)

  27. Christie Allred October 30, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    Haha! I didn’t see the Grandma twist coming. Good luck. 🙂

  28. Diane Tulloch October 31, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    Yep, Kids will love this! Gandma’s can be cute, funny and everything in-between. Loved it!

    • Donna L. Sadd November 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

      Thanks for popping in, Diane! :0)

  29. Carrie Charley Brown November 2, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    Poor guy. I hope his spell works and they all go out to dinner TOGETHER! 🙂 Cute poem, Donna.

    • Donna L. Sadd November 3, 2014 at 10:42 am #

      Hee, hee, thanks for popping in to read it Carrie! :0)

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