Alright, so this is my first contest and I am quite determined to make all the gears in your skull work to win.
This is how it will work;
You will reserve a spot in the comments. There, add the letter you will be writing for. Once I see your reserved spot and letter I will think of a prompt for you beginning with that letter.
EXAMPLE: If someone reserves a spot and the letter Q. I would think of a prompt that began with that letter. Let's say.... Quarrel. Now, your job would be to write a morbid story about some sort of quarrel. Make it the most twisted creation you could possible come up with.
I don't really care if your piece is fantasy, or sci fi, or what not. I'm in this for the horror. Now, one thing you must remember is that it needs to be easy to follow. I want at least a basic plot, some character development, and good word choice. I want to be able to read your submission and, afterwards, be able to map out your exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Also, I don't care who wins. If you have a good story and, in the end, the bad guy comes out on top; so be it! I rather like those ones the best anyway!
Good grammar and spelling is a must. No more than 30 mistakes. I can understand typo's and accidental flum-up's but absolutely no text talk (Unless your character is texting; but make it readable!). nO T4lK1nG Li3k Dis. iT Issnt Gr8.
It's only obnoxious and you will be instantly kicked from this contest.
A- "Accidental" Death - Taken!
B- Backwoods - Taken!
E- Eisoptrophobia Fear of mirrors - Taken!
F- Fallen from Grace - Taken!
G- Gun - Taken!
H- Hacksaw - Taken!
I- Insanity - Taken!
J- Jealousy - Taken!
K- Katagelophobia Fear of ridicule - Taken!
L- Labyrinth - Taken!
M- Mask - Taken!
O- Occult - Taken!
P- Pandemic - Taken! (Has two entries)
Q- Quiet - Taken!
R- Rhabdophobia The fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or being severely criticized. Also fear of magic. (Wand) -Taken!
S- Skeleton - Taken!
U- Urge - Taken!
W- Winter - Taken!
X- Xyrophobia The fear of razors - Taken!
Y- Youth - Taken!
Z- Zelophobia Fear of jealousy - Taken!
Also, you can pick any letter. no matter what it is I will come up with a prompt. Now, be warned. If you pick an exceptionally difficult letter, be prepared for an extremely difficult prompt. Now, this is not to deter any of you. It is just a warning.
With your reserved spot I would like you to place Morbidity Is Originality at the bottom of your request. This is purely to make sure you all have read everything.
Don't ask for a prompt and ditch the contest because it's too hard. That is just no fun at all.
Good grammar and spelling is a must. Typo's are understandable.
If English is not your primary language and you are not particularly good at typing in said language, just tell me. I will make an exception to the good grammar rule. English is not my primary language either. I'm from Russia. At first, typing was very difficult for me. I would constantly get booted out of contests, on my other account that is no longer in use, because I would have way to many mistakes. Don't be afraid to tell me. I will understand.
Horror and macabre is a must. Don't give me something fruity.
Think outside of the box. If your prompt is Storm and you really want to write in the point of view of a mouse; go ahead. But only as long as there are very freaky parts in it. *Wink*
After you get your prompt, there is no going back. Don't try to change it because you don't like it. I wont allow it. You are stuck with the prompt I give you.
I will read every single entry I get and comment. I will be as thorough as possible on my comments. I'm really not trying to be rude. I'm trying to help those who need it.
About the Host
I'm a very dark person. Beware.
BumpintheNight has run 5 contests since joining in 2012.
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Very cool entries. Good job everyone.
J Bye Mommy
- JenniferWynslet • New write, • commented It was a quiet summer evening. Birds cooed in the distance and dogs barked at the setting sun.
- Zephirus • New write, • commented In your final hour what does your mind truly think before death?Is it thoughts of salvation?
Silently Screaming (WARNING)
- Cog • New write, • commented It was an ordinary Saturday. Well as ordinary as I'm going to let you think. I was walking up
- -Leah • New write, • commented The waves below the cliff crash onto the shore as I stand watching the horizon. Slowly the la
- Bye Mommy
It was a quiet summer evening. Birds cooed in the distance and dogs barked at the setting sun. The suburban neighborhood was calm and quiet. A still tranquility put the final touches on this idyllic setting. A young girl strayed in the streets. She swayed
- Winter's Embrace
In your final hour what does your mind truly think before death?Is it thoughts of salvation? Life memories flashing before your eyes? As Ilayhere cradled by Death I cannot help but play the events that took place leading to myunforeseeneradicati
- Silently Screaming (WARNING)
It was an ordinary Saturday. Well as ordinary as I'm going to let you think. I was walking up to Subway which wasn't that far from my house in the suburbs. The Converse sneakers upon my feet squished and squeaked on the sidewalk I still hadn't worn the
- The Urge
The waves below the cliff crash onto the shore as I stand watching the horizon. Slowly the large yellow sun is swandiving into the ocean mocking me knowing I can't fulfill the need until it's long gone so I don't have to feel it's judging stare wit
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- Casey Belllhamp • New write, • commented No! Please dont kill me! Desperate cries fill the alleyway Im in. They echo off the wet dripp
The Witch's House
- orlamango • New write, • commented A simple stereotypical cottage quite beautiful actually with ivy crawling up the walls and ro