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Date: 10-16-2018
Word Limit: 1500
Words Written: 20,675

Judges (crits):
*SurreptitiousMuffin
Antivehicular
Flesnolk



I cannot believe we're two weeks into October and haven't had one single spooky prompt. "But Muffin," you say, "they're probably saving it for next week!"

Well suck it nerds, Spooktober isn't just a week: Spooktober is a way of LIFE. This week, I want some spooky-ass shit but with an important caveat: no violence must occur in the story. Not because I'm taking any particular moral stance on it, but because bad horror tends to lean heavily on shocking violence to paper over its cracks. I want psychological horror that relies on tension and dread rather than shock-horror. This week, as we saunter towards Halloween, I want the bizarre, unsettling and uncanny.

To make it interesting, when you sign up you will be assigned a sin. Not one of the seven deadly ones: something a bit more strange and personal. I don't care how you incorporate it, but see that you do.


17 Total Submissions, 6 Total Failures:
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Loser
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Honorable Mention
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Winner
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Dishonorable Mention
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Honorable Mention
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Honorable Mention
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Failures who signed up but did not submit: