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Holiday Horrors--A Contest

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 31, 2014, 10:46 AM


The holidays are creeping up on us with surprising speed, and you all know what THAT means!
Being trampled under a mob of crazy Black Friday shoppers; fighting to the death over the perfect turkey; Christmas tree cannibals!


Okay, so maybe I made the last one up, but it brings us to the point of this contest!


HOLIDAY HORRORS

tales of the frightening, the gruesome, and the not-so-wanted gifts!

For the point of this contest, I will NOT be counting Halloween as a holiday (because that would be too easy, and you guys need to take a path less traveled by this time). Holidays you MIGHT consider when writing your piece:


--Christmas
--Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
--New Years
--Do a Grouch a Favor Day
--Valentines Day
--Waffle Iron Day
--Columbus Day
--Virus Appreciation Day


….OBVIOUSLY, I'm being very broad in the definition of “holiday.” If you find a unique (or funny?, or ironic?) holiday you think you can make work for this contest, go for it! Individuality, people—it's what makes the world go round.


Also....there's a SLIGHT catch here....


THE RULES:

--The name of the game is holiday HORRORS, not holiday love fests

--TWO SENTENCE HORRORS, to be exact—OR, if prose is not your forte, one five line poem
--Halloween is NOT a holiday
--You may submit up to two pieces
--Contest will run from November 1st until December 15th
--You MUST include a link to the contest journal, and the name of the holiday you chose, in your authors' comments
--Bribery may or may not be a form of flattery......but it won't win you this contest. Only the writing will.
--YOU MUST NOTE TwilightPoetess with a link to your entry


THE JUDGING:

You will be judged based on the following:

--whether or not you followed the rules (i.e. two sentences or one five-line poem)
--how HORRIFYING your piece is
--how well your holiday works with your story


THE JUDGES:

I am seeking a few more judges to help with this; please NOTE TwilightPoetess if you'd like to lend a hand!


THE PRIZES:

First Place--

:bulletblue: 3 month pm from OfOneSoul
:bulletblue: Two sentence horror story from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Title poem from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Poetry commission from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Journal feature from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Critique from OfOneSoul
:bulletblue: 3 “wishes” to be granted by TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: 2 “wishes” to be granted by LadyBitterblue
:bulletblue: One lit commission from LadyBitterblue
:bulletblue: Llama from LadyBitterblue


Second Place--

:bulletblue: 3 month pm from OfOneSoul
:bulletblue: Two sentence horror story from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Title poem from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Journal feature from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Critique from OfOneSoul
:bulletblue: 2 “wishes” to be granted by TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: 2 “wishes” to be granted by LadyBitterblue
:bulletblue: Llama from LadyBitterblue


Third Place--

:bulletblue: 1 month pm from OfOneSoul
:bulletblue: Two sentence horror story from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Haiku commission from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Journal feature from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Critique from OfOneSoul
:bulletblue: 1 “wish” to be granted by TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: 2 “wishes” to be granted by LadyBitterblue
:bulletblue: Llama from LadyBitterblue


I AM STILL SEEKING PRIZES! If you'd like to donate, please note TwilightPoetess with a description of what you're offering OR add points to the point widget on my profile page.


Happy haunting, all.
May the horrors be with you.



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:iconhaphazardmelody:
haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so, so much for the feature and requesting Mythed to your gallery. :heart:
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You're welcome!
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KaylaMahoney Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for showing my artwork!! :) 
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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BluestWaves Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Hi!! I wasn't around internet for a while and missed the request for my deviation, I didn't mean to ignore it :( Sorry :( 

BTW this group is very nice, I like the friendliness :) Great work. Could  I join?
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We would LOVE to have you!

Just send us a membership request with the items we need from this page here:


and PLEASE, let us know if there's anything you'd like to see done--we're having trouble keeping this group active, so feel free to suggest things to us to try out! :heart:
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the feature! :heart:
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
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juhhmi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for featuring my photo too! :)
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nihilica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Thanks for featuring my picture :>
Love the whole 'pay it forward' idea!
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