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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Reedsy Prompt: Spooky Season

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Deadline: October 30, 2020 11:59pm EDT

What is it about Halloween that we find so deeply appealing? Is it the excuse to dress up and pretend to be something other than ourselves for a few hours? The exploration of all things creepy and macabre, of subjects normally too taboo to engage with? Perhaps it’s just the abundance of all our favorite candies at the same time.

Whatever the reason, there’s no denying the allure of this thrilling and chilling holiday. And while many people’s Halloween celebrations will need to be very different this year, there’s no reason why we can’t still enjoy a bit of spooky fun!

Whether you like horror, the creepy aesthetic, or just overloading on candy, this week’s prompts have plenty of inspiration to get you into the Halloween mood.
Start your story with two characters deciding to spend the night in a graveyard.
Write about someone’s first Halloween as a ghost.
Write about a group of witches meeting up on Halloween night.
Write about a vampire or werewolf who moves into a quiet suburban neighborhood.
Write about someone taking a child trick-or-treating for the very first time.

Short Story Contest — $50 Reward

Reedsy challenges you to create a short story based on these prompts. Winners will be featured on Reedsy Prompts and receive $50 via PayPal! In order to have your story considered, it is important you follow the submission guidelines below.

Choose a prompt from this week's contest page.
Write an original story of 1,000-3,000 words.
Submit the story from your Reedsy Prompts profile before 11:59pm EST on October 30th.

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