Scampy Mouse

Scampy mouse looked ’round his house,

But all that he could see

Were must and rust and cheese crumb dust,

And a cobweb; maybe three.


“I must have flask or wig or mask;

Or robes, or vampire teeth.”

Yet, high and low and to and fro —

“No costume,” Scampy squeaked.


Then, start’ling him, a *quack* *ring* *knock*;

He jumped. “Who could that be?”

He opened up to Tammy Duck,

Who asked him, “Trick or treat?”


She held a wand, a potion, bag;

Plus extra, long, white sheet.

“You wanna be a scary ghost,

For this year’s Halloween?”


Photo Credit: Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay


Created for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest.

©2019 Chelsea Owens

24 thoughts on “Scampy Mouse

    • Chelsea Owens October 31, 2019 / 11:51 am

      🙂 She doesn’t seem to ever like scary …or anything I write…


  1. anneuro October 31, 2019 / 1:52 pm

    What a sweet Halloween story with unexpected characters. “Cheese crumb dust.” is such a delicious detail. @AnneLipton

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    • Chelsea Owens October 31, 2019 / 2:08 pm

      Thank you! I think that’s the sort of dust a mouse would have. 🐁


  2. Nancy Riley October 31, 2019 / 4:58 pm

    Sweet story and a happy ending. I love happy endings! Good luck!

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  3. johnlmalone November 1, 2019 / 4:32 pm

    love it; love the fun; you do these sorts of poems very well

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  4. Norah November 2, 2019 / 5:43 am

    What a delightful poem. I think children would love it. I like the friendly ending.

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