Member-Sponsored Deal With The Devil Contest
|Oct 31, 2013
What’s a soul worth? And what would you be willing to trade for it? It’s just a signature on a piece of paper, or is it?
I, ________________________, do hereby transfer ownership of my immortal soul to Louis Cipher, to be delivered upon my death. I relinquish unto him all rights and privileges to the soul with which I was born, for all time and eternity. I swear that, prior to this sale, I had full and unrestricted rights to my soul and that no prior claim, easement, restriction, or covenant had been placed upon it. I fully understand the consequences of this act and I proceed willingly and cognizant of the irrevocable nature of this sale.
A simple enough transaction, maybe even a joke, at first, but how did it come to this and what happens next? Halloween is a time of ghosts and goblins, of scary stories and blood curdling screams. But evil isn’t always easily recognized and sometimes a harmless old man with a briefcase isn’t so harmless.
Gather up your Halloween spirit and write a YA short story of no more than 3000 words focusing on a deal with the devil.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|35 karma points
|25 karma points
|10 karma points
Your entry must be a story of no more than 3000 words as counted by Scribophile.
Entries must be received by midnight, October 31, 2013 (UTC time), and winners will be announced within two weeks of that date.
Entries will be judged by a selected group of Scribophile members. Decisions are final.
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 Member-Sponsored Deal With The Devil Contest". Your work will be automatically 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 to this contest.