CHANNEL YOUR INNER LOVECRAFT! In honor of Halloween, I'm going to hold a contest. Also it's to reward all my blog pals for putting up with the massive TMI (too much information) about my surgery and dieting woes, lol.
WE'RE GOING TO BE WRITING HORROR. 500 to 1,000ish words of spec fic horror, poetry or prose, humorous or creepy. (You can go over 1,000 words, but please not by too much.) And no slasher horror pretty pretty please.
AND YOU GUYS GET TO VOTE ON THE WINNER. We'll have voting on the entries after it's all over. I might even submit something, but if I should luck out and win I'll give the prize to the runner up.
DEADLINE is October 31st, naturally.
SUBMISSIONS. Send your submission to me in the body of an email, single spaced. Addy: writtenwyrdd (at) earthlink.net. Heading should read "Chthulu contest submission." Be sure and include the name you want me to use on the post. I won't be naming individuals during the voting round, but at the announcements round. MORE THAN ONE SUBMISSION IS ALLOWED, BUT SEND THEM SEPARATELY. (Please keep it to two, though. We don't want to stack the deck.)
PLEASE REPOST AND SPREAD THE WORD. I WOULD LIKE AT LEAST TWENTY ENTRIES TO MAKE THIS MORE FUN! And because the prize is cool. It's this cute, cuddly Chthulu.*
And, if we get more than 20 entries, I'll also be offering another prize to the runner up: a copy of "On Her Majesty's Occult Service," by Charles Stross, which contains both The Atrocity Archives and The Jennifer Morgue...two of my favorite books in one volume. Geek humor and Lovecraftian horror. Priceless!
*You can thank FairyHedgeHog for the prize idea. She mentioned cuddly Chthulu, and I was inspired.
And for those of you who don't know what Chthulu is, it's a monster from Lovecraftian horror, and apparently (according to the PSA the other day) quite popular with the ladies.