Oh No, Moe!
Moe the mouse tries every year to win Tarry Town’s annual Halloween costume contest so he can ride in the parade. He just wishes his costumes would stop playing tricks on him. The first year his dragon tail got caught in the door and he missed the judging. Last year his scary monster costume just wasn’t scary enough. This year Moe has the perfect plan to win first prize!
Oh No, Moe! is a 395-word holiday tale for children ages 4 through 8 about one mouse’s search for the perfect Halloween costume.
First 150 words:
All the mice in Tarry Town scurry around, squeaking with excitement. The annual Halloween party is just three days away. The winner of the costume contest will ride in the town’s Halloween parade. The mice know what they are going to wear. Every mouse that is, except Moe.
Moe digs around in his closet looking for the perfect costume. He really wants to win this year. Three years ago, he was a dragon. His brother, Teenie, said, “Oh no, Moe! Your tail got caught!”
Two years ago, he was a lion. His sister, Queenie, said, “Oh no, Moe! Your mane’s too long!”
Last year he was a monster. His other sister, Mary, said, “Oh no, Moe! You’re too funny!” Moe doesn’t know what to do. How will he ever win the costume contest?
Finally, the day of the party arrives. Moe sits nibbling on cheese and crackers while the other mice show him their costumes.