It’s been a while since I’ve done a contest around here, and since I kind of blew through September without mentioning my “blogiversary” (everyone seems to be celebrating blogiversaries these days!), I thought I’d cook something up right here on the bloggity blog.
Write me a scary short story.
That’s it! Easy peasy, right?
There aren’t many.
1.) Write a scary short story—whatever your interpretation of that is
2.) 1,000 words or less
3.) e-mail it to me (at ricki [at] rickischultz [dot] com) no later than Sunday, Oct. 24, 11:59 PM EST.
I’ll pick two winners.
The first will receive a book + DVD combo of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein . . . and Kenneth Branagh’s mutant of a movie adaptation of the same name. It’s about the most frightening thing I’ve ever seen . . . and I’d LOVE to discuss it with you!
I get so fired up, just thinking about it!
Second prize is a 10-page critique from me!
If you’ve never read Frankenstein—which, a surprising number of people haven’t, actually (I had thought it was more widely read in schools than it actually is)—I think you’ll be surprised. It’s not really what you think it is.
It’s not so much this:
Or this . . . (although this is awesome):
Or this . . . (this is awesome, too):
Come on, people—I’ve been scaring you enough with this blog for over a year now. Here’s your chance to scare me! 😀