2021 #fallwritingfrenzy Entry
It's time for one of the Kid Lit world's favorite contests: #FallWritingFrenzy, hosted by Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez, Lydia Lukidis, and Ameerah Holliday. Make sure you check out this blog post to see all of the entries!
The challenge: write a fall-themed piece inspired by one of several provided photographs, and keep it under 200 words while you're at it!
One image caught my attention because it reminded me of a phrase I've had in my idea notebook for some time. It was the nudge I needed to finally parse out the idea! Here is the image:
And here is a snippet of my entry, plus the illustrations I made to go with it for funsies!
Signed, Squealed, Delivered
If the ghost who’s been haunting you plans a vacation,
There’s no need to pout as she pulls from the station!
Wherever your ghoul-friend should happen to roam,
It’s easy for her to send messages home.
The Ghost Office handles the spookiest mail,
Through rain, wind, or snow, not leaving a trail.
10/1/2021 05:25:17 am
ADORABLE! Loved all of your illustrations--they are the perfect pairing with your cute story. I'd wish you "good luck" with the contest, but don't think you'll need it! :-)
10/1/2021 06:14:56 am
Wow! You have the whole package here -- adorable story and illustrations, and fun rhyme! The postcard is darling!
10/1/2021 06:32:29 am
How clever, and nice puns! Not too many, just right. Ghosts Rica...😁
10/1/2021 06:46:27 am
I am LOVING your illustrations, especially the first and the last ones. Your story is a lot of fun as well - quite imaginative! Good luck!
10/1/2021 07:13:58 am
I love this, brilliant, and nice touch with the illustrations.
10/1/2021 07:45:43 am
Absolutely love this. So original and the illustrations are adorable. Great job!
10/1/2021 07:53:45 am
Absolutely love this story, Allison. I can see it as a published PB! Well done!
10/1/2021 07:58:03 am
So cute! Great story and wonderful illustrations.
10/1/2021 08:02:09 am
Omg! So adorable and so fun! Amazing work, Allison! Love it so much ❤️👏🏼❤️👏🏼❤️👏🏼❤️👏🏼❤️👻
10/1/2021 08:02:15 am
I love your illustration style. This is so well done. Clever and funny! What a great last line. This is ready to be a picture book. Good luck!
10/1/2021 08:33:06 am
Oh! This is just the best. I love your illustrations. I love your story!
10/1/2021 09:41:43 am
I love this take on the mailbox photo, and your illustrations add so much to the story! Love the puns as well. Great job!
10/1/2021 11:58:37 am
Such a cute story! I love the illustrations!
10/1/2021 01:57:50 pm
Such a endearing story. I absolutely love the illustrations. Amazing work!
10/1/2021 04:20:09 pm
I adored this story. The title is so clever, the rhymes were so fun and the illustrations were to die for! Just perfect!!!
10/1/2021 04:34:36 pm
Such a clever and well-written rhyme. I especially love Ghost office and Miss BOO! You don't need luck with this one!
10/1/2021 04:56:19 pm
This is absolutely delightful! I could see it as a PB or BB that I'd definitely buy for my little ones. I love the premise, your adorable illustrations, and that clever title. Super job, Allison!
10/2/2021 07:29:53 am
So funny and such a great title. Can see this as a PB. Good luck!
10/2/2021 07:37:59 am
Adorable on all counts!
10/2/2021 11:44:33 am
That last line!! Adorable!! I love the idea of a ghost post 😁
10/2/2021 04:13:59 pm
LOL-Well done. Love your rhythm and rhyme. I'm hooked on the Boo and you with that Signed, Squealed, and Deliver!
10/2/2021 05:24:58 pm
Beyond brilliant, and beautifully illustrated!
10/2/2021 05:32:25 pm
The ghost office is like the Santa Claus of Halloween! Love this and your art work...so adorable! Don't wait to create an entire picture book out of this concept. It's perfect!
10/2/2021 11:56:01 pm
Love everything about this—the puns, rhyme and meter, and sweet illustrations, all wrapped up in a cute, not too scary story for young ones. Awesome work, Allison!
10/3/2021 08:50:48 am
10/4/2021 03:19:34 pm
The Ghost Office . . . Wish boo were here . . .Ghosta Rica ... I love your puns and there's just enough spookiness woven in to your charming story - Good luck!
Julie Maria Harris
10/7/2021 05:50:26 am
Such a sweet story! I love the rhyme and the illustrations are so cute and really add to the story :)
10/16/2021 10:05:20 pm
What a cute story and I love your illustrations! Amazing job! Best of luck!
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