Well, hello there, boys and ghouls. Oh, Halloween humor, gotta love it. It's that time of year, friends, when we hear things that go bump in the night. Naturally, it got me thinking about scary stories (I mean, Stephen King *IS* my favorite author). Some stories are true, some are fiction. Some are filled with blood and guts, others will make your mind scream and your voice catch in your throat.
So I'm excited to announce that I'm holding a contest for the scariest story! It can be fiction or nonfiction, but it has to be your own original work. It can be as short or as long as you want to make it, but keep in mind that the deadline to turn in the story is by 11:59pm EST on 30 October. The winner will be announced on, you guessed it, Halloween! Email your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. By emailing me the story, you give me permission to post it on my blog on 31 October if you win.
I suppose now you'd like to know what the winner will receive? Well, the lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card to the store of their choice (as long as it can be purchased online), and also a fun little spooky goodie bag from yours truly.
So, what do you say? Send me your most goosebump-worthy, shiver-inducing story! Happy writing!!
P.S. If you're in the mood for more writing inspiration, join Shelly and me beginning on 10/21 for the Write or Die writer's link up. The prompt for this round is the word: LONELINESS. Come join us!