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Hey hey hey people! So I got around to reading the submissions (I think I got them all?) for the Halloween prompt. I forgot to mention if you're writing for any prompt in a journal to drop the submission in the "Monthly Prompt" folder, so I also poked into "Horror" and "Suspense" as well as skimmed our LOG for anything Halloween or Samhain themed.

If you think I might have missed your submission - because it's in a different folder, not titled in a way that instantly associates with either holiday, etc - please let me know! ("I didn't get picked as a winner" isn't a reason to believe your work has been missed!) If I picked your story but it wasn't submitted as part of the prompt, don't fret. There weren't many in the prompt folder or the horror / suspense. You were all automatically submitted to the contest if you fit the criteria and time line for submission.

So from what I've found and read:
:bulletblue: 'Scariest' Halloween story - None of the stories this year were particularly scary, perhaps I've desensitized myself over the years... which is a sad thought. But -
It Wasn't Jack: A Halloween Tale“Jack, I thought I told you to tidy your room?”
“I’ll do it tomorrow mum. I promise.”
I look around my son’s room with visible exasperation. His bedroom floor is completely strewn with bits of lego, books, clothing and video game controllers. The dark blue carpet is barely visible beneath all the mess.
“Okay but if it’s not sparkly clean by this time tomorrow then I will cancel our trip to Disney World. Trust me.”
Jack sighs. “Finnnnne.”
“Come on now, it’s well past your bedtime. Go and brush your teeth and then get into bed honey. It’s late.”
Jack drops the pieces of lego in his hand next to the large castle he is constructing out of the multicoloured blocks. He runs out of the room toward the bathroom. I ruffle his hair as he rushes past.
I start to pick up some of the clothes he has left across the bedroom doorway. I walk across his room, fold them roughly and place them on the rocking c
Who doesn't love a good haunted child story?

:bulletblue: Most suspenseful Halloween story -
Maria, Sweet as an Apple Flower
It was a stormy night for Trent Greg as he rode in his car with his wife, Hanna. It was supposed to be their big vacation, but the sudden rain had caused their trip to the beach into a disaster. Now Hanna would not talk to him during the car trip. Trent sighed as he tried to put his spare arm around her, but she gave a nasty glare at him and he reeled back in and continued driving. Their relationship has not been on good terms since he was promoted to head CEO of the network.
His wife would have thought that the money could be used for them having some fun together, but Trent had been far too busy for her. It seemed that their marriage was soon to be dead. Mr. Greg sighed in frustration as he tried to find an hotel. "Babe, how long are you going to be mad at me?" Mr. Greg questioned as Mrs. Greg turned to face him.
"All I want was to spend time you. Just one day. But it seemed like even the forces of nature are against us. If something is not being done, this marriage will flop!" Hanna

:bulletblue: Most festive Favorite Halloween Story - I didn't see any festive stories connected to Hallow's Eve or Samhain so I've changed it to "Favorite Halloween Story" -
Cyle the DealerCyle the Dealer
I walk through an open field. The blood moon shines above, lighting the area. As I get to the center and drop my bag. I pull out an old book.
"It's bigger." I say.
The title was "Demons" written over a gold pentagram on its Crimson leather cover. I found it on my bed the other day. I have no idea how it got there. At first I thought it was a prank. Each page holds a picture of and summary of a different demon. Many appeared to be stupid. But I found one who stood out.
I placed salt around in a circle. I left 2 scarfs crossed in an X. Following the instructions in the book I used paint to make an eye shape with a gold dollar coin in the very center as a pupil I guess. Now I just need to shout the fraise 'I wanna make a deal'
"You know the demon who makes these books is crazy as fuck right?" A voice says behind me.
"Who's there?" I shout
"Fine let me humor you, just a minute."
The symbol on the ground flashed, the scarfs raised in the air and swirled around growing faster
I like deal with the devil stories. (Did you submit a Festive story? Please let me know!)

In order of winning:
1st place: Cyle the Dealer
2nd place: It Wasn't Jack
3rd place: Maria, Sweet as an Apple Flower

Thanks for writing everyone! You'll receive your points ASAP. I'll try to nudge Archaeon into writing your full journal. Otherwise I'll go with plan B laid out in the last journal "Well that didn't really work".
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TIA-45 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago

Hey all,

A friend and I are attempting to start up a new (free!) e-published magazine featuring all kinds of writing arts! We are currently looking for submissions to be featured in the first issue, details can be found here:

If you would like a chance to be featured in the first issue, see the link and consider contributing (guidelines for doing so are included on the blog)!

Firathefox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Usually every day I come here to read these awesome stories!
The-Archaeon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Be sure to leave comments on the artists' work...! I'm sure they'd all appreciate the feedback and continuous support :)
Firathefox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course I comment them :)
The-Archaeon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome sauce :D
Aquamarique Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I recently joined. I was wondering how to submit stories?
Galialay Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There are 2 ways; You can go to our gallery tab and click the button that says "submit to this gallery" (green button on the right side of the screen), or you can go to your story's page and scroll down to where there's a button on the right side that says "+ Add to a group" (where you'll type in the name of the group you want to submit to and then select which gallery from the drop down). :)
Aquamarique Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thank you so much <3
PhineasJamesVinci Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Wanted to thank everyone for letting me join! :D Cant wait to give to this community in any way that I can :D Recently I finished a short story (possibl novel, depending on reviews) called "The Story of Johnson - Prologue". I hope its good enough for the group ^^; Anyway, thanks again for letting me join! :D
The-Archaeon Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure it is! I'll make a note of it to leave a comment when I read it :)
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