Halloween Story Contest!

And last week’s contest winner is Jeni! Congrats!

This week, I wanted to try something a little different. Since it is leading up to Halloween and all. We’re going to write our own scary Halloween story right here. 🙂 Here’s how it works:

You can write one sentence at a time, once per day. The first one to post gets to start off our story, but you can change the direction of the story as we go. You can’t post two comments in a row (even if they’re a day apart). If you do, I’ll delete it, no matter how clever. 🙂 So make sure to promote the contest to get lots of people writing our story!

For every time you post, you’ll be entered to win. And I’ll pick a random winner out of a hat next Friday. The contest ends at midnight on Sunday, October 31st. On Monday, November 1, I’ll post the entire story and the winner. (My friend Chersti at Literary Life Notes did a contest like this and it was way fun. You should go read it.) The winner gets to choose one of the following prizes:

Prize #1

First 30 pages critique from me, editor Karen Krueger extraordinaire

A book from my random stack of books

Prize #2

Query critique from me

First five pages critique from me

A book from my random stack of books

Prize #3

Two books from my random stack of books

Prize #4

If we get 100 comments or more, I’ll buy the winner any book of their choice!

My random stack of books includes a few paranormal romances, a MG mystery, and ARC of The Gardener. Just whatever I have lying around. I’ll send you a list and you’ll get to choose. 🙂

About Karen Krueger

I write for teens when I'm not chasing after two cute kids. I love to sing and eat cereal (though not at the same time), and I most certainly am not a vampire because I'm addicted to sunshine.
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9 Responses to Halloween Story Contest!

  1. Becca Palmer says:

    Slowly Marne became aware of a nagging thought that something was wrong, like someone was behind her or that her zipper was undone.

  2. Yea! Thanks, Karen!

    But no matter how many times Marne looked over her shoulder, she could never see anything out of place–unless, of course, you counted the enormous, gray marshmallow ghost following her everywhere.

  3. But no one else could see the marshamallow ghost, even though he had bright blue eyes that shone out of his deep eye sockets.

  4. Sometimes Marne thought she was crazy, but really, was there anything THAT crazy about seeing an invisible marshmallow ghost with bright blue eyes?

    BTW, Karen, I gave you an award on my blog. 🙂

  5. Becca Palmer says:

    Marne didn’t think she was crazy–couldn’t be crazy–crazy was people with unkempt hair who talked at rapid speeds–but whenever she gave warnings about the marshmallow ghost, people looked at her with worried expressions.

  6. When the crazy cat lady down the street forced Marne to take home one of her cats (a large Tom cat with a torn ear), Marne knew she was in trouble.

  7. Becca Palmer says:

    But she took the cat anyway and named him Tom and the marshmallow ghost Jerry after she noticed they would consistently hiss at each other every chance they could get.

  8. Pingback: Happy Halloween! « Typing with My Toes

  9. Chersti says:

    Tom tried to pounce on Jerry, but he kept flying through the ghostly figure!

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