Horror: Short Story Competition | TEXT

Horror: Short Story Competition | TEXT

Terror, when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute. It’s when the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you feel its breath against your ear, but when you turn around, there’s nothing there. – Stephen King

Craft a terrifying story in 1200 words or less and send it to us on text.desa.uom@gmail.com. When submitting your entry please indicate which option you have chosen from the list below and include your full name, course details, contact number, title of short story and total word count.

Deadline for submissions: 31st October 2018.

All submissions will be published on our online website https://text.desauom.org/ and the winner will get a €20 voucher from Agenda Bookshop.

Option A: Psychological – Write a short story that will instil fear and paranoia in the minds of your readers, one that will seep into their skin and contaminate their blood.

Option B: Murder, Blood and Gore – Write a short story dripping with blood and gore, psychopaths or murderers committing monstrous acts in order to feel human.

Option C: Paranormal/ Supernatural – Write about the unusual and the uncanny, and about those monsters that lurk in the dark, waiting for the right moment to strike and clamouring to be heard over the deafening silence in your mind.


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