Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Eyeball Has Left the Crypt!

Yes, folks the mighty Eyeball has left the crypt and is once again wandering through the garden.
Check out his latest bloggings at:  

He has linked to our Magnificent Monster Contest and he's looking to send some dark monsters our way.

Hope you join him and us in our dark fantasy contest.


Saturday, September 10, 2011


Hope you are all busy scaring up some great "Monster" Poems and Stories. Entries will start appearing in (5) days.

Werewolves and Werecats
Evil Fairies
Spider Queens

Can you write about a monster no one has heard of? Try it! Your prizes await!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Third Annual Spooktacular Halloween Contest at the Storyteller's Scroll

It’s hard to believe I’ll be hosting the Third Annual Spooktacular Halloween Contest at the Storyteller’s Blog this year. Where does the time go?

For the last two years The Spooktacular Contest was limited to rhyme, as I am an avid rhymer. My published picture book is rhyming and I’m currently working on a poetry collection.

Last year, I added a glossary of Halloween Creatures titled “Monster Mania.” You can find them on my blog and use them in preparing your entry this year.

But my other love is novel writing. So this year I would like to add a new aspect to the Spooktacular Halloween Contest.

The contest this year is titled THE MAGNIFICENT MONSTER!”

To enter:

  1. Write a dark fantasy poem of no more than 250 words, or a dark fantasy short story of no more than 500 words about “a magnificent monster” of your choice.

  1. Become a follower of “The Storyteller’s Blog.”

  1. Post your entry in the comments section of The Storyteller’s Blog and comment on at least two other entries.

There will be two winners.

The winner of the poetry section will win an autographed copy of There’s An Eyeball in My Garden, a Halloween poetry collection by the renowned poets of The Poetry Garage.


The winner of the short story will win a copy of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

Contest runs from September 15th to October 12th. Winners will be announced on October 26th and will receive their books by Halloween.

Here is an example:


Dark as night.
Black as pitch.
Meaner than a nasty witch.

Teeth like knives.
Claws like nails.
Pointed ears and hairy tails.

Shirt in rags.
Pants in tatters.
Feed the hunger. All that matters.

Smell of prey.
Life of ruin.
Beware the werewolf. It’s full moon.

Energized to Write for the New Year

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