Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Wanderer Conducts Halloween Short Story Contest 2010

The Wanderer (Serving the communities of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester in Southeastern Massachusetts), is proud to present its annual story contest for the celebration of Halloween 2010. They have received too many stories from Tri-town authors of all ages. The winner of the contest and the list of all authors will be published in their October 28, 2010 edition.

Please find the summary of the few stories submitted to The Wanderer for the Short Story Contest - Halloween 2010.

Story 1: The Tale of Laurel McReeve

A cold, steady rain had been falling since noon, each raindrop a nail in the coffin of Laurel McReeve’s happiness. Trick-or-treating was out of the question, her mother insisted. “Maybe we can go to the movies instead?”

Laurel was devastated. Mrs. Geddes had spent all month teaching her fourth-grade class about the origins of Halloween: about the Festival of Samhain and All Hallows Eve, when the souls of the dead came back to mingle with the living for one night. Now Laurel could only sit helplessly by the window – in full ghost costume – and hope for the weather to break.

Story 2: Nameless

Five kids sat cross-legged around a crackling campfire, taking advantage of the cool fall weather. The smell of burning wood filled the air. A small boy got up, declaring loudly that he had a scary Halloween story to tell. Everyone begged him to tell it.

“Every Halloween exactly at midnight” the boy began, “a man kills someone who hears this story.”

Story 3: Untitled

Hi, I’m Veronica. I’m a small town girl. Well small town to me, maybe not to you. Our small town of Bloodville is filled with monsters. Literally. Yeah, you guessed it, I’m a monster. To be more exact, I’m a vampire.

My dad, Jerry, owns the store “Fangs ‘n’ Thangs.” My mom, well, is just a stay-at-home-mom. It’s probably the best thing ever. My brother Joey is just an annoying little five-year old, that looks up to me. My best friend, Aubrie, is the best friend in the whole world on earth! I couldn’t live without her!

To read the entire story, please visit the following page Halloween Story Contest

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