posted on Oct, 3 2007 @ 07:50 AM
It's October.... Be it Halloween, or longer nights that inspires you, now is the time to come up with a spooky, bone chilling story.
It was dark and cold October night, the wind howled, swirling around the house, gaining entrance through tiny crevices and wailing through the halls
like a weeping woman. Branches, bare of leaves tapped impatiently at the window and seem to warn yet threaten at the same time. The candles flickered
as the wind once again found entrance into the room where a lone soul huddled in corner, back against the wall, awaiting an obviously feared and much
dreaded companion to make its appearance. A blood curdling scream pierced the still night and within seconds a ghastly sight appeared in the room. He
carried with him the remains of woman whose last scream was still resonating in the halls. Standing tall and dark, his presence encompassed the room,
the figure in the corner shrunk smaller and meek voice was heard to whisper, "Welcome home, dark master".
Did that get you in the mood? I hope so, because this month's short story contest is all about the scary stuff, the paranormal, the unknown. The
mysteries, legends and curses all associated with the most frightening night of the year, the night when the veil between worlds are at it's thinnest
and mortals celebrate and pay reverence to the dead. All Hallow's Eve or Halloween, has been the source of inspiration for many chilling tales and
there is nothing better than a good scare on our traditional fright night.
For this contest, your scary short story should be no less than 500 words
Other than that I give you free reign to be creative. Just don't plagiarize, remember to use the writing tools provided in this forum and have fun.
Contest ends on October 28th at midnight EST, Winners Announced on October 31st.
First Place: 15,000 ATS points
Second Place: 10,000 ATS points
Third Place: 7,000 ATS points
Popular Vote: 5,000 ATS points
(*Entry with the most stars)So vote for your favorite entry.
Include (SSSC) in the title of your thread, so that it may be topped for the contest
Forgot to add, that anyone can enter this contest, and of course "Writer" status will be given to anyone who submits an entry.
Max. 3 entries per member
[edit on 10-3-2007 by worldwatcher]
[edit on 10-31-2007 by worldwatcher]