16 October 2011

Haunted Halloween 2011: Story Contest Voting!


 Are you ready to vote for your favorite stories?? 
PLEASE VOTE BY LEAVING A COMMENT

* The stories are in the order that we received them.


Voters:

PLEASE ONLY CAST YOUR VOTE ONCE!
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS FOR VOTING AND COMMENT CONTEST!
  • I will be posting the story voting, and Jessica will post the cover voting.  
  • To vote for the COVERS - >>>CLICK HERE<<<
  • To vote, put your email address and the number of the story you like into the comment.
  • Email addresses may be used to verify votes, only if needed.
  • If you are participating in the comment contest as well, say "I'M VOTING!" in the comment and you will get an extra entry into the comment contest.  
  • Anonymous votes are NOT allowed. Sorry! 
  • Vote for your favorite!

 Participants:
  • Feel free to post about the voting starting. Please encourage people to vote for their favorite. 
  • You can cast a vote for your own cover, but only once. 

Rules: 
  • This is the only round of voting. It will end Saturday, the 29th.
  • The top 4 STORIES will win prizes!
  • The winners will be announced on Halloween!

For this contest we will be posting the stories in the order that they were received. VOTE FOR THE STORY YOU LIKE BY LEAVING A COMMENT WITH THE NUMBER POSTED ABOVE THAT STORY.


Story #1 - The Girl in the Mirror

Days like today leave you wondering what else there is out there. I stopped by the restroom after my meeting and found myself staring in the mirror. The girl I saw there stared ahead as if I was not there.

What to read more? >>>CLICK HERE<<<

Story #2 - Red

Where I come from, there is a monster. Everyone had laughed it off as a legend. And then the wolf attacked. The wolf killed nearly half the town before he slunk back into the woods that border our village. They say that the wolf is a curse, placed upon our villages founder after he killed a innocent girl. Now, every year, the wolf attacks. There is only one way to stop it. To send a girl into the woods. And to have the wolf kill that girl. It is the only way.

Want to read more? >>>CLICK HERE<<<

Story #3 - Snatcher

As I close my eyes I see the hunter closing in on me. I am running for my life yet again. Stumbling through the trees and branches on all fours. When I open my eyes again I notice that I further away from safety than I want to be. He is too close for me to change back to the human state without giving away identity, not to mention the secret of wolves that generations before me have fought so hard to keep. I glance to my left and to my right. Nothing, but a snow covered terrain. No trees, no hills nothing to hide behind.

Want to read more? >>>CLICK HERE<<<

Story #4 - Red Moon


Normal days are far behind us...
Hazel is a normal 18 year old girl. She is all set to go to college next month and start her life away from the New Orleans madness she calls home.

Want to read more? >>>CLICK HERE<<<

Story #5 - The Hanging Man's Ghost


The cracked sidewalk gave the young girl a crooked smile as she slowly headed up to her new house. Her shiny black dress shoes stumbled up the creaking old wooden stairs leading to the front porch. The old wooden door leading into the house caused her to shudder. Something just did not feel right.

Want to read more? >>>CLICK HERE<<<

Story #6 - Charlie the Clown


Sideshows and carnivals used to be a big thing, real popular with the country folks during those long, lean years following the big Depression. And during this time there was a young boy whose daddy made his livin' as a sideshow clown. Also his grandaddy had done the same, it was a tradition in the boy's family, and everyone expected Charlie to follow in his sire's footsteps.

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Story #7 - A Nightmare
 
The night is uncommonly frigid for fall and as I stumble down the forever winding driveway of Daphne’s house I can feel the cold seeping through my dress and into my bones where it settles and takes root sending aching shivers through my body. This whole night has been a series of stupid mistakes, one right after the other.

Want to read more? >>>CLICK HERE<<<

Story #8 - Walking Home


Wolves lurked in shadows of the woods, faeries lingered in household gardens, and mermaids waited to drown unsuspecting swimmers. She never meant to give me nightmares; she was just passing along her heritage.

Want to read more? >>>CLICK HERE<<<

Story #9 - Hollow Heart


I found Charles with his bare knees buried in the frosty grass, his cheek frozen against the icy headstone, but I did nothing. It was James that helped him, blowing out the flame in his lantern and using the rising sun as light to carry his shivering friend home.“Have you had another dream?” he asked after he'd bundled Charles in blankets and set alight the logs of the fire.

Want to read more? >>>CLICK HERE<<<




Reminder: If you are interested in the COMMENT CONTEST, remember to include your email address and "I'M VOTING" with your comment for an extra entry! 
Please read full entry rules >>>HERE<<<. 

To vote, include the number of your favorite story and email address in your comment!

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50 comments:

  1. I would like to vote for Story #5 The Hanging Man's Ghost.

    unabridgedbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. After reading all the stories, I have come to a tough decision. I decided to go with Story #5.


    brianhaun59044(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I'M Voting!

    My vote has to go to #9, Hollow Heart. It gave me shivers.

    liedermadchen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. I would like to vote for #7 :)

    dijacreations@hotmail.com

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  5. I really liked #3 and #7 but since i can only vote for one...i'm going with #7!!!

    fraijikhadija@hotmail.com

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  6. I'm voting for Story #6 - Charlie the Clown

    sullivanmcpig(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Tough decision, but I like #5 as well.

    jessica(DOT)agreatread(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  8. WOW. These stories were amazing! Thanks to everyone who entered, your hard work paid off :)

    I'm going to vote for Story #6 - Charlie the Clown. It was very close between that one and Story #9 - Hollow Heart but I'm going to go with Story #6.

    Please also give me an extra entry for the comment contest.

    Thanks!

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I'm Voting!

    I vote for number 7!

    sarabara081(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. I'm voting for story #5 The Hanging Ghost, they were all good but that one had an extra shiver factor for me!

    suzi1811 (at) fsmail (dot) net

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  11. i vote for: Story #6 - Charlie the Clown
    poor poor charlie
    vvb32 at yahoo.com

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  12. I'm voting for number 8, "Walking Home"

    kpg813 at gmail dot com

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  13. I think #7 is really well-written and it was my favorite so I'd like to vote for #7 :)

    zenon120@aol.com

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  14. "I'M VOTING"

    Wow! these are really good and it is a really hard choice but I think I am voting for #7 A Nightmare.
    veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I'M VOTING!
    Yep I'm going with #6 as well!
    tlabunski ((**gmail**))
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

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  16. I'M VOTING! for story #3! Loved it :)

    Amanda
    hippiesbeautyandbooksohmy@gmail.com

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  17. I'M VOTING!

    Story #8!

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

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  18. VOTING:

    I absolutely LOVE #9 - Hollow Heart! What a great story and very well written!

    All the others were great as well but Hollow Heart was the best to me!

    ashley(underscore)olivero(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Definitaly vote for #6.

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  20. I'm voting for story #9!

    noeschanga6@yahoo.com

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  21. I like number 9! I think it was written the best.

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  22. I'm voting for story #9!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  23. I'm voting!! I really loved #9 Hollow Heart the best!!!! tinas_family3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I'M VOTING!

    I like #7!

    ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

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  25. #9 - so creepy!

    mee_ann@hotmail.com

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  26. I would like to vote for #7

    stargirl120120@yahoo.com

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  27. I'm voting for #9. Wonder if Charles will go mad?

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  28. I'M VOTING.
    A lot of great stories, but #7, "A Nightmare," wins my vote!

    joanna9273[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. Mary DeBorde
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    Here's for the comment contest, I think they're all excellent :D

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  30. Sending my vote for Story #5 -The Hanging Man's Ghost

    ossiriand10(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I'M VOTING!!

    katcook41@hotmail.com

    #6 Charlie The Clown


    Eeeeeeekkkkk!!!!

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  32. Hard choice! These are all great stories but my vote goes to #7 A Nightmare for sure. ;)

    fps2king (AT) aol (DOT) com

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  33. I'm Voting!

    #3- snatcher

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  34. i'm Voting. These were all great so it was a hard choice, but I'm going with #1.

    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. Number 7 gets my vote!

    gabriella_knight@aol.com

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  36. I would like to vote for story 5, The Hanging Man's Ghost

    redismom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. My vote goes to story #6 - Charlie the Clown.

    Great job everyone!!

    Nikki(at)wickedawesomebooks(dot)com

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  38. I'M VOTING!

    I vote for story #5. It was SO CREEPY!!!! I feel so bad for that little girl!

    chiri_chan29330@yahoo.com

    -Nichole

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  39. I'm voting for #9!

    crazylaw82@gmail.com

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  40. I'm voting for #9!

    crazylaw82@gmail.com

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  41. I'M VOTING!!!!

    I'm going with number 7! It was totally creepy but also well written >.<

    laylariddles@aol.com

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  42. I would like to vote for #1 :) I really enjoyed it!

    madonna_rocks@yahoo.com

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  43. I'm voting for #7 too :D Its AWESOME!

    lorettatheflowerchild@hotmail.com

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  44. Interesting stories! I enjoyed reading several of these! My vote goes to A Nightmare #7!

    michael_meyers6@aol.com

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  45. I think I am going to have to choose #5, because the knife at the end! SO SCARY!!


    chanibear1@gmail(dot)com

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  46. I am voting!
    For #5. They were all great stories this year:)

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  47. I wrote story #9, so of course I'm partial to it, but I LOVED the style of writing and folksy language of #6 Charlie the Clown.

    #6 rachel.law(at)live.com

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