You’ve got 24 hours to tweet a scary story
To enter this international writing competition run by the literary magazine The Penny Dreadful all you have to do is tweet a one line horror story with the hashtag #PDHorror.
Here are some examples from last year’s shortlist
He’s just her imaginary friend,’ I heard my mother say, as Toby used my Etch A Sketch to scrawl the words: ‘I’m neither. #PDHorror – @LjCassidy
He always fed the birds when they were hungry, and his dying didn’t change that. #PDHorror”- @ClaireNolan
Told ya you’d eat yer words, said The Butcher Madigan, forcefeeding me slivers of my book wrapped around razor blades. #PDHorror – @MaireTRobinson
(To see the full list, click here)
The competition runs till midnight of October the 30th and you can enter as many times as you like. The ten best entries will be featured on the website on October 31st and the winner wins a copy of The Penny Dreadful (an issue of their choice), a cash prize of €6.66 and an original etching of the most frightening thing their illustrator can think of.
That’s it. Tweet scary stuff and don’t forget to use the hashtag #PDHorror.
And may all your nightmares be good story material.