Once Upon an Atrocity…
THRESHOLD HORROR CHALLENGE
Halloween's coming! This is my first challenge for everyone as
horror's what I actually write, then that'll be most of the fields
I'm interested and won't writhe.
PRIZES (aside from the fun of doing this
First Prize = read all your literary works and
become a fan, as well as a promotion on my site, and a contract
that I'll always read your new stuffs everytime you have any.
Second Prize = read 60% worth of your posted works
and literary pieces, and sure, become a fan; and the promotion.
Third Prize = read three works worth of your
choice, and become a fan; and the promotion.
Consolation prizes = I'll read one work from you
of my choice for each and everyone who has joined.
1.The literary works to be submitted can be mainly short stories,
but you can have your choice of posting a poem or a mini-novel (not
exceeding 10 chapters) any other types of writings; and if you
please to make a novel, that's cool but be sure to finish the work
on or before the deadline.
2.Here's the main stuff,
2.1. Pick a number between01 to 25 (25 entries
only, but if more people join, then I'll see what I can do, I can
extend it to the max of 35 entries), each number can be picked
2.2. We won't use the same old
vampires and werewolves or fallen angels and those common types,
we'll be using creatures that are not really been that
Example: in my story, "Fervent Ice in the
Beauty", I used a creature called a
'manananggal', it is a creature that feeds on
pregnant women using her (all manananggal are girls) elongated
tongue, and her upper body can detach from her lower part.
Hence, as you pick up your chosen number, is a creature
corresponding to that number will be given that scares even the
vampires themselves. These creatures are existing in myths and
legends (notably Asian and some European creatures)but are not
really that heard of, it'll be creative on your part on how you
maximize its scary features to qualify the meaning of horror on
them! I'll give the description of your destined creature, of
course, so it'll be less worrying.
2.3. Choose between these:
Red = you'll create your own settings or
Black = I'll give you a setting for you to imply
The places are of the challenger's choice. (eg. I'll give an Asian
myth creature, the place let's say you place it on Los Angeles,
then that's okay)
3. I will only give the creatures/beasts, thus the main
characters or any other human characters are for the challengers'
4. Entries and works must be submitted on or before October
27, 2009; I'll start judging by then and the winners will
come up around 2-3 days after; If you finished your work ahead of
the deadline, just let me know. ;)
5. Have fun and do your best to horrify your story!
1.A horror's a horror, basically fright and
scream, gore and bloodstream. There are no limits to how scary it
is, however you think of it as scary for your story to be, then
that'll be it. No limits applied except rule#2.
2.STRICTLY NO erotica. I strongly do not support
this type of writing so…instant disqualification to whoever
attempts placing erotic sensations on this challenge. Rape, sexual
intercourse, and all the scope pertaining to lewd and erotic type
of writings are covered on this rule. Minor nude stuffs may be
implied if and only if it's applicable, (eg. Slasher films did have
their characters in slashed, ripped or torn clothes) but when it
comes to, again, rape and sexual intercourses, NO.
3.There are horror stuffs I've read with romances in them and it's
becoming rampant, still I decided there can be a li'l slight
romance, but stick on the scope that this is a horror challenge,
thus keep the romance to a slight level.
4.Fantasy can be added since 'fantasy genre' is
congruent to horror. Be as creative as you want to be, and need to
be. BUT, don't bend the facts; let's say like, I gave you 'vampire'
to be your creature, then please don't make it shine or sparkle on
your story. That's not creativity and fantasy anymore, that's pure
nonsense. Anyway, this rule isn't really pertinent for the
creatures I'm having. All I'm saying is please do not make your
horror writings to be cheesy.
5.Twist the tale as much as you want; the story,
plot, twist it!XD i recommend strong imagination and creativity on
this. Twist the story and plot, but in lieu to Rule#04,
DON'T TWIST/BEND the facts of the
creature i'm implying/applying you with this
challenge. Twist the whole story, but not the creatures'
characteristics and descriptions.^_^ Thus, 'there must be no
vampires that willsparkle' per say or in a way as what i'm
OTHER NOTE: this site/account (Yuu
Shindemura) has an image of firmly/strictly promoting
non-erotic tales and writings, as well as not supporting
erotica. But on respect of the prizes as well as respect for
myself, a different account will be the one I'll use for reading
and commenting in case the winner has erotic stuffs written on his
Thank you and have fun!;)
Questions and clarifications are very much welcomed
"From Kuppo to Mogrich:
"I'm bored… kupo. I'm so bored, kupo, I'm going to hide
Hint: try finding me behind a rock, kupo!
-A mognet from the moogles Mogrich and Kuppo of Final Fantasy
No, am not bored, 'tis just some randomness.;)