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October 2015

Monster Mash 2015 – Winners

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in Ink After Dark’s Monster Mash event, and made our first flash challenge here a wonderful success! Props to all of our writers for taking our title prompts and running every which way with them.

Writers

Light
Dark
Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir R.B. McConnell | @BunnyDarkness
 @Tarcarius  @wombat37
Dave James Ashton | @davejamesashton Matt Sloan | @falcon_feathers
Pattyann McCarthy | @PattyannMc Miranda Kate | @PurpleQueenNL
R.B. McConnell | @BunnyDarkness Lyndsay E. Gilbert | @LyndsayEGilbert
Nellie Batz | @solimond Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
The Rogue Tinker | @BryantheTinker Dave James Ashton | @davejamesashton
 @TwiAddictAnne
Pattyann McCarthy | @PattyannMc
Jason Lefthand | @jasonlefthand
Eric Martell | @drmagoo
Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
The Rogue Tinker | @BryantheTinker
Amber Draeger | @adraeger
M T Decker | @mishmhem

 

It’s no exaggeration to say you gave us judging fits. With so much inky goodness to ponder, there was some serious discussion to be had as we worked our way down to ONE winner in each category (*sob*). You all gave us wonderful and creative stories to read, and we thank you again for joining us. Continue reading “Monster Mash 2015 – Winners”

Monster Mash Hostess Memo

By now, you’ve probably made your choice between Light and Dark.

Perhaps you’ve even picked your prompt.

We had devilish fun creating this challenge and can’t wait to read your stories.

As with everything we do here at Ink After Dark, choosing an unexpected prompt twist was a joint effort. The bonus: it was as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.

  1. Brainstorm: We threw a bunch of crazy ideas against the wall and grinned like knuckleheads when one stuck.
  2. Draft: Next, it was time to un-cage our imaginations and whip up a batch of scary and zany titles.
  3. Vote: Finally, we got democratic, set up a poll, and voted for our favorites.

We worked hard to offer up the kind of strange brew prompts that would enable you to bring some monstrous Halloween fun to life.

To reward ourselves for a job well done, each of us chose a title from the cutting floor and used it to craft our very own Monster Mash story. We’ll be posting them this week in the comment box below. 😉

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Monster Mash Prize Packages

What’s in the Monster Mash Winner’s Baskets?

Will it be Tricks or Treats?

 

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DARK MONSTER MASH Winner

  • A digital copy of On Writing Horror by Mort Castle
  • A digital copy of 500 Ways To Tell A Better Story by Chuck Wendig
  • A $5 Starbucks card
  • The brainstorming software Scapple

LIGHT MONSTER MASH Winner

  • A digital copy of Writing Monsters by Philip Athans
  • A digital copy of Character Writing Prompt: Villains, Heroes, and Hams
  • A $5 Starbucks card
  • The brainstorming software Scapple

Monster Mash DARK

Monster Mash 2015

Event Overview

  • Flash Fiction Challenge
  • Submissions Accepted October 12-23
  • 500 Word Minimum to 750 Word Maximum
  • Use the hashtag #IADMM2015 to share this event and your stories
  • Prize packages announced October 16
  • Winners announced October 30

How To Participate

Choose a title below, write a story for it, and post it in the comment box following this formula:

  1. Twitter Handle
  2. Word Count
  3. Title
  4. Story

Dark Titles: Pick Your Poison

  • Changeling’s Child
  • Cold Storage, Warm Living
  • Crossing the Boneyard
  • Death Interrupted
  • Eidolon Way
  • In the Dark, They Sing

 

Monster Mash LIGHT

Monster Mash 2015

Event Overview

  • Flash Fiction Challenge
  • Submissions Accepted October 12-23
  • 500 Word Minimum to 750 Word Maximum
  • Use the hashtag #IADMM2015 to share this event and your stories
  • Prize packages announced October 16
  • Winners announced October 30

How To Participate

Choose a title below, write a story for it, and post it in the comment box following this formula:

  1. Twitter Handle
  2. Word Count
  3. Title
  4. Story

Light Titles: Dig Your Grave

  • Beautiful Teeth
  • I’m No Monster
  • Mortician’s Ball
  • Mummy Knows Best
  • You Call This ‘Fun Size?’
  • Zombie Jamboree

Monster Mash Event HQ

INK AFTER DARK is proud to host …

Monster Mash 2015

  • Flash Fiction Challenge
  • Submissions Accepted October 12-23
  • 500 Word Minimum / 750 Word Maximum
  • Choose a title from one of the categories below and write a story for it
    • You may write one story for each category
  • Use the hashtag #IADMM2015 to share this event and your stories
  • Prize packages announced October 16
  • Winners announced October 30

 

COME PLAY IN THE DARK

  • Changeling’s Child
  • Cold Storage, Warm Living
  • Crossing the Boneyard
  • Death Interrupted
  • Eidolon Way
  • In the Dark, They Sing

 

STAY SAFE IN THE LIGHT

  • Beautiful Teeth
  • I’m No Monster
  • Mortician’s Ball
  • Mummy Knows Best
  • You Call This ‘Fun Size?’
  • Zombie Jamboree

 

Post your twitter handle and story in the comment box of the corresponding category link:

  • Enter LIGHT stories here beginning October 12
  • Enter DARK stories here beginning October 12

 

If you’d like to be notified when MONSTER MASH submissions go live, add your twitter handle or email address in the comments box below. 🙂

 

 

Monster Mash

Ink After Dark is throwing a Halloween party and you’re invited!

 

When: Contest details go live Friday, October 9, 2015

Where: Right here on Ink After Dark

 

2015 Monster Mash

Welcome to Ink After Dark

Fellow Inkslingers and Storytellers,

Welcome to Ink After Dark, newly constructed home of seasonal flash fiction events and community writing adventures.

Our mission is to serve our writing community by maintaining a group project site.

With that in mind, we’ve gathered several cyclical blog hops under a collective roof.

Project creators can organize and run their ventures behind the scenes with guest passes.

We look forward to creating and writing beside you for many inky adventures to come!

 

Cheers, Laura, Cara, and Ruth 

 

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