The Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge – Week 5

It’s week five of the Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge and this week Susanna has set the challenge of writing a ‘how to’ story using a choice of actions and characters. I’m really enjoying seeing what the prompts inspire each week. Here is the mini story I came up with – I chose ‘scare’ and ‘monster’.

How to Scare a Monster (155 words) 

There’s a monster in my bedroom, 

It took me by surprise.  

There’s a monster in my bedroom, 

I saw its piercing eyes.  

There’s a monster in my bedroom, 

I know just what to do. 

I’ll scare that monster out of there, 

I have a trick or two! 

Trick number one, I’ll make it jump, 

Ready, steady… BOO! 

Oh… that didn’t scare it, 

Time to try trick two. 

Trick number two, shout in its ear, 

Ready, steady… ROAR! 

That didn’t shock it either, 

Time to try one more. 

Trick number three, I’ll scare it out  

With daddy’s socks – pee-EW! 

But even they’ve not moved it… 

What else can I do? 

I’ll have to turn the light on – PING! 

To get a better view… 

Wait! It’s gone, it’s disappeared, 

So THAT is what you do. 

To scare away a monster, 

To give it a real fright, 

The only trick you really need… 

Is turning on the light! 

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