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Date: 6-17-2014
Word Limit: 1200
Words Written: 26,490

Judges (crits):
Kaishai
Bad Seafood
Chairchucker

Audio Recap: Musical horror
Week Archivist: Kaishai

Songs can chill the human spine. To this day, I can't hear Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor without imagining a rotting Gothic castle. This week you're going to explore the power of music to haunt, to creep, to terrify: your prompt is to write a horror story inspired by a song the judges will assign to you.

There's a catch, however! These won't be dark songs. You won't be asked to conjure fright from "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" or "Smooth Criminal"; that would be too easy. Distilling dread from "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"? Now that will be a challenge.

You're largely free to let inspiration take you down what dark paths it will, but I don't want to see erotica or fanfiction. Psychological horror may win you more favor than squick and gore.


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