3rd Grade, 1st Place
by Eleanor Dickey,
Lake Oconee Academy (Greene County)
It was a cold, cloudy night on the eve of Halloween. All the kids in the town of Blacksboro were sound asleep in their cozy beds. However, there was one person wide awake. Her name is Candy. She sounds sweet like a Hershey’s Kiss but don’t let her name fool you. Candy was awake hanging spooky decorations and making a gooey, green potion. She was finally ready for the trick-or-treaters on the next day!
Three best friends dressed up as princesses for Halloween. They were Rapunzel, Tiana and Cinderella. The princesses were so excited to go trick-or-treating! They spent a lot of time fluffing their dresses and making sure their wigs were perfect. It was finally time to go. After their first house, it started pouring down rain and the princesses ran to the next house that was beautifully lit with orange and black lights. They knocked on the door and Miss Candy told them to come in so they would not get wet. Once the girls got inside they realized they were trapped in a haunted house!
The rain continued crashing down for hours. The girls were terrified! Miss Candy threw them into the closet. There were large spider webs, creepy ghosts, and black bats blocking them from getting out of the closet. Since it was raining, there were no trick-or-treaters and Miss Candy was always watching. Finally, the rain stopped and the doorbell rang. Miss Candy went to greet her guests. This was a chance for the princesses to escape. They got out and saw pictures moving on the wall. Next, they felt the wind and saw that a window was open. They used Rapunzel’s wig to climb down to the ground! They were safe and learned never to go into a stranger’s home ever again.