Approved by: sirDonovan An essential part of the European-American mythology is horror, from the works of Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe to those of Washington Irving. From our music to our movies, an overlooked aspect of American culture and mythology is horror. With Halloween around the corner, the time has come to celebrate this aspect of storytelling! As such, The Writing room and its sister room, Mythology, have chosen to celebrate this holiday together with a contest. The rules are: The work must have at least one horror or Halloween related element. The work may be a short story or an epic/lyrical poem which does not exceed three thousand words. The work may also be a stage or screenplay which does not exceed one act in length. If the work is a stage or screenplay it may not exceed twenty pages. The work must be suitable for a general audience. This does not mean that an author cannot use profanity, nudity or violence. It merely means to use them in small doses. Have fun! Of course all contests must have prizes: The winner will get 500 quills for use in The Scribe Shop. The winner shall be voiced in both rooms.* If the winner is already voiced, they shall be granted a personalized introduction to announce their presence when they join chat from the roombot, The Scribe. The winner shall have their work displayed in both room’s room intros. The final day for submissions will be Sunday, October 30th- the day before Halloween. *The stipulation for the person who wins voice is as follows: You must be consistently active. You must acknowledge that you will be held to the standards of a voiced user and that if you were to fall short of these standards that we reserve the right to demote you. This is the thread for submissions. :).