Thursday, December 15, 2011

First Creepfest Winner Announced and New Contest!

Congratulations, Tim Ward! You've won a signed copy of Deadlines: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction. My business advisor designed this contest and loved Sparkles. It made him laugh.

Don't fret. Everyone else still has a chance to win a copy of Twisted Tongue, the UK magazine featuring my short story, A Taste of Murder, featuring a dark twist on the Greek character, Persephone.
Okay, here are the rules. Read them first and then get typing!

Contest Rules

1) Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, author's have the right to choose an alternate winner. Anyone participating in this tour is subject to this rule.

2) I am not guaranteeing this will arrive in time for the holidays. The prize will be mailed snail mail. Please leave your email in your comment or a site address where I can contact you. If you don't, your entry will not be accepted. If you're worried about your email address being picked up by spammers, post it like this: youraddress at yourhost dot com.

3) This contest runs Friday, December 16, 2011 through Saturday, December 24, 2011 at midnight. The winner will be announced on my blog on Sunday, December 25, 2011.

4) Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be ignored. Your first answer counts, so make it a good one!

You're probably wondering what you have to do. It's simple. Leave me a comment describing in 100 words or less what mythological character you would put in your own story and what dark twist you would add to make it horror.

Have a creeptastic time and get hopping! Good luck! Let the contest begin!
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And don't forget to check out my 100 Followers Contest for a chance to win a computer game or a vampire book. You have until Saturday, December 17, 2011 at midnight to enter. Get crackin'!


Shah Wharton said...

Thankd for linking up Nora and congrats to the winner :D X

Spot said...

I think I would use the Sirens, the singing mermaids who lured sailors to their deaths. These wouldn't be your typical little mermaid types though. We're talking teeth and claws and evil grins.


Gina said...

I just finished a short story where Lares (Roman good spirits of the dead) and Lemures (you guessed it, they're the mean spirits) are at the center of it. My dark twist? I made a human offering for the baddies. =)

Happy Creepfest from Diary of a Writer in Progress!

Julie Jansen said...

I have forests on the brain since we seem to have one growing in the backyard of the house we're about to buy. I think forest fairies would have to make an appearance and not the Tinkerbell variety. I wrote a story about an evil little fairy who has a love affair with a man (it ends badly) called "Fairy Lust and Pixie Dust." It's in April 2011's issue of State of Imagination. :)

SJB AKA SUE J-B. said...

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Nora Peevy said...

Thanks for the follow, Sue! Welcome aboard.

Bec said...

Hmmm... I tend to make up my own creatures for a lot of my horror, and usually they're blood thirsty beasts who don't care about anything except for feeding their hunger for blood.

Thea Gregory said...

I've always liked the Medusa. I could imagine her taking a liking for engineering and developing a giant mirror of sorts to turn entire cities into stone. She's vengeful like that.

Mightybri's blogs said...

I'm thinking of using Zeus as a nightclub owner in Vegas. "Hey, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."

BattiestGrrl said...

I'd write about a unicorn. A voraciously carnivorous unicorn. There aren't enough of those in fiction.