|Deadline:||Oct 31, 2012|
The fire’s crackling, the night is cold and the darkness is everywhere. Johnny is up, and he’s regaling the long lost legend of-wait-what was that sound? You look around nervously, trying to appear natural as your gaze wonders to the thick night surrounding you.
You would think someone would have noticed it by now. You hear a clanking noise and nearly jump out of your skin. You see an empty pop can roll up to your feet. It came from the woods. What the- BOO!!!!
You jump out of your skin as Johnny scares you from behind. Clearly, there are a lot of elements that make great horror stand out. Sights (or lack thereof), mood, suspense... and SOUND.
Great horror is never so much about what’s seen, as it is about what isn’t seen. To celebrate a genre that is always in our hearts if not in the publishers’ must have file, the group Monster Fiction! is sponsoring a Halloween Contest in the vein of an all time classic...the Campfire Tale.
In this contest, you must write a story of at least 800 words unfolding the events only through the mediums of sound and touch. The story may not include any visual descriptors. It’s as if the MC is blind. In the last 200 words, however, you may unfold the climax visually.
You may use any tense you so desire, as long as you do not violate the rules above.
Time to blindly scare the pants off people.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||20 Karma|
|2nd prize:||15 Karma|
|3rd prize:||10 Karma|
Your entry must be a piece of fiction at least 800 words long.
You cannot describe anything in your story visually (put those blinders on!).
Entries must be received before midnight on October 31st, 2012 (UTC time), and winners will be announced within two weeks of that date.
Only one entry is allowed per member. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored SplatterCONtest". Your work will automatically be considered. The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece in other contests.