So in first place is:
Unwilling Little Vampire A cold wind tugged at my long, black hair. The full moon above me made a spotlight through the dense trees. I sighed. The sound of my footsteps on gravel was the only noise to be heard, besides a coyote in the distance. My breath clouded before me, and I shoved my gloved hands further into my pockets.
Tonight was the same as any other night- for all the humans, that is. I was human, once. I think. Yes, I'm quite sure I must have been, about two and a half centuries ago. Yes- I was the eldest child and only daughter of a very wealthy family in Boston. Back then I was known as Mary Tailor, of the esteemed Tailor family. Now I'm known as Jenevive Marx, a quiet, detached teenager with dark clothing and snowy skin.
I believe it was my brother, Mark (from whom I derived my assumed surname), that brought me out there that night. A bash to mark the century, he called it. I was so sarcastic and rude toward him, telling him he was stupid and that our ind
Here is what one of our judges had to say: This short story was so dramatic and well-written. I give this entrant props for having great grammar and word-use. Once again, it had a very powerful ending. Out of all the pieces submitted, this one was probably the best prepared. It tells a tragic story in a spell-binding manner. Loved it.
Here is what I (Foreststone) have to say: I really loved this piece it is amazing and an instant favorite for me. The grammar and word-use is AMAZING. AN overall AMAZING job....CONGRATS!
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Trick or TreatIt's Halloween kiddies
Ghosts on the prowl
Looking for a soul to steal
Undead rising from their grave
Hungry for their next meal
Wolf men howl to the moon
Sending shivers to your bones
Run kiddies Run
They're looking for treats
Hide kiddies Hide
They're getting closer
They found you Kiddies
Trick or Treat
I really like this piece it is short but it packs a punch I love how it sends chills down your spine even though it is a short poem and it fits our theme very well! Congrats!
A BiteStaggered breath breaking the musty air,
Heather gray cheeks and blood satin lips,
An askew jawline hanging by ragged threads—
Here they come.
Sadistic trances as they approach—
You can just see the reds of their eyes—
Embarking on purposeless missions,
They're flooding the neighborhood streets.
Close the windows and lock all the locks!
Hide away in the silent shadows,
And like a bat out of hell,
Muffle your damn screams!
CRASH! And a thump, thump, thump.
Don't panic—it's not alive.
Don't panic—it can't see you.
Don't panic—it's going for your son.
It's left the room now;
Hold your breath and lighten your steps,
Collect a weapon with your sweaty hands
And trail the rancid beast.
Down the hall,
And then to the right—
Rickety fingers stretched out above the crib,
Mouth watering for fresh flesh,
Humanity lost in shreds of rotting sanity.
Wham with the sleek silver baseball bat,
And watch it stagger.
Grab up the child,
Here is what a judge had to say: For me, this was just a fun story to enter and satisfyingly leave. It was written at a fast pace which added to it's gory suspense. I loved the concept that drove it - and the horrific, post-apocalyptic setting it was written in. Overall, it was a very decent entry.
Here is what I have to say: I really love the fast pace of this piece and the end. I love how the author wrote this! Very good job CONGRATS!
An a surpise! I had the judges do a couple extra judging pieces and here are some honorable mentions!
Honorable mention #1:
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Honorable mention #2:
A Fairy Tale For HalloweenA Fairy Tale For HalloweenCONGRATS!
The witch stood by the cauldron
Putting together her magic spell
That would turn a prince into a frog
And ruin the plans of Cinderella and Snow White
They had such romantic dreams
Living in an enchanted castle
Beautiful, popular and loved by all
But the witch would put an end to their plans
No kiss would transform their prince charming
This spell was long-term
And only the witch could reverse it
She had also once been popular and beautiful
But on her wedding day
The bridegroom's mother cast a spell
And turned her into a bitter and ugly witch
Nobody would marry her
If someone promised to marry the witch
The spell would end and she too would be beautiful
Snow white knocked on Cinderella’s door
They decided to take some positive action
They knew that Beauty and the Beast had a son
And he knew not to judge people by their looks
Cinderella arranged for the young Beau to meet the witch
For some reason the young Beau liked the witch
And they really hit it off
All Honorable Mentions get moved to the featured folder!
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