Spooky Stories Blog Challenge

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Looky there! I even got a nifty little graphic made… such as it were, with my serious lack of graphic-designing skills. But this is just a fun little exercise, after all, so no need to make a big fuss and bother. Anne Elisabeth held one of these a few years ago and it was really fun. So, I thought I’d resurrect the idea for a little additional October fun.

Here’s how you can participate – it’s really very simple:

1. Write a spooky story (3,000 words or less)

2. Post the story on your blog by October 31st (UPDATE/EDIT: If you do not have a blog, but can post it on Google + or Facebook or some other place where we can go to read it, that is perfectly fine as well!)

3. Fill out the Linky List below so we can all read and enjoy your stories!

4. You are welcome to write as many stories as you want.

5. Have fun!

See? Simple! Super, simple, spooky stories.

(I like alliteration)

I will be posting  my story pretty close to October 31st, but feel free to join in whenever throughout the month of October.

Some prompt ideas:

It was under the bed/in the closet - what scared you after lights-out as a child?

Going trick-or-treating - tell a story that starts out with someone heading out to go trick or treating…

The old haunted house on your street - everyone had one, an abandoned or just creepy looking house on the street where you lived (or had to pass by on your way home from somewhere) the one where you crossed the street and walked on the opposite side of the road…

At the bottom of the lake - that “head for the shore” sensation you sometimes have while swimming in deep water that you can’t quite control…

Monsters - tell a story about a mythical monster (bigfoot, ghosts, etc)

But most of all, have fun!

~ jenelle

18 Comments

unicorngirl947

This sounds like a fantastic idea! I happened to run across Anne Elisabeth’s challenge a few months back and was sorry I missed it. God willing, I’ll participate! :D

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jenelle

That would be fun! I enjoyed participating last time, and it’s fun to try to write something short and spine-tingling in less than a month. Good warm-up for Nano, too!

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Ashley Stangl

Well, this looks fun! I’m already trying to come up with ideas. I’m not sure how spooky of a story I could come up with (I’m a wimp who avoids scary stories) but it sounds like a good challenge.

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jenelle

Yay! So thrilled that people are excited about participating! It would be sad if I was just sitting here writing a spooky story by my lonesome. :)

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Josiah

This sounds like a great idea! Unfortunately for me, at this point, I don’t have a blog. Would it be possible for me to do something like post it on Google Plus and share the link to that?

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Josiah

Super! Thanks for the permission to do that. I was really hoping I would be able to join.

One other question: are we allowed to only write one story, or can we write more?

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jenelle

You can write as many stories as you have ideas for. It’s not really a contest… just a challenge… so knock yourself out! :)

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Josiah

That’s great to hear! I actually had a bunch of ideas, so this’ll be fun. :D One final question, if you don’t mind: would I then linkup all of the stories I’d write, or just one? Thanks for your time. :)

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Josiah

Perfect! Then I better get cracking so I can post at least a couple. :P

Thanks again for all of your help!

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