Monday, October 12, 2015

Halloween Contest


Because there were so many fantastic entries, it was a difficult decision--there wasn't one bad paragraph in the bunch. Word count didn't matter. There were some entries that were only a few sentences long and they were beautiful and eerie. Because I was having such a hard time picking an entry, I eventually had to go with the one that scared me the most. It is the beginning of a Halloween story!

PS: If you've all gotten the writing bug, I apologize, but you're all fabulous at it anyway. Thank you so much for participating.

The paragraph I selected will be posted on Monday, in a separate blog post. And the author of the selected paragraph is...


It's almost Halloween, one of my favorite times of the year, and this contest is to prove that everyone has a storyteller of scary tales in them.
The last day to enter is Oct. 30 and I'll announce one winner on Halloween weekend.

Use the image below (a painting by the surrealist artist Leonor Fini) to create the first paragraph in a dark tale. You must use all 5 of these words in the paragraph: GLASS, MOCKERY, WINGS, BOOK, CAFE
The paragraph can be as many other words as you want it to be.

Email me your paragraph in the body of your email. NO ATTACHMENTS PLEASE. Email to

The winner may choose TWO of the books listed below. The other three will be for a giveaway in November: POISON PRINCESS by Kresley Cole, ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake, THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater, NAMELESS by Lili St. Crow, DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor.

The winner also receives this Goodie bag including a troll doll, a mystery mini unicorn, a sun charm bracelet, pink cat pen, 3 Halloween erasers, a journal, a Maleficent key chain, and magnetic Cute Monster bookmarks.

The winning paragraph will be posted on my blog, ONLY IF YOU WANT IT TO BE.

Unfortunately, this contest is only open to residents of the United States and Canada!

Ladies and Gents, start writing!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting such a fun contest! i just finished writing mine and emailed it to you! can't wait to read the winning story! i love scary stories!