2012 & 2013 Spooktoberfest


With the oncoming of the spookiest holiday of the year, Dani @ Entertaining Interests and myself are bringing sexy back – er –SPOOKTOBERFEST back this October. We had a great turnout last year, read some awesome entries, and gave away some amazing prizes!
We hope we'll have a great turnout this year, too!

2013 Spooktoberfest Requirements:

1. Follow us - Dani and Jax, if you don’t already. We love meeting new bloggers, and we do follow back.
2. Your Flash Fiction piece should be between 300 - 500 words. It can be scary, funny, action-packed, romantic, or whatever you choose. Just let your creativity flow!
3. You must choose 3 of the 6 words listed below to include in your flash fiction piece…

4.  Highlight those 3 words you in your story so we can find them.
5. Choose at least 1 of the 4 pictures below to be the setting for your flash fiction piece.
A forest, a cave/mine, a road, or a stairwell

photo credit of forest and cave: DANI
photo credit of road and stairs: ME 

6. Post your piece any day from Friday Oct 25th thru Monday, Oct. 28th.
7. It’s a blog hop, so… hop around to other participating blogs and leave them some awesome comments.
8. We'll announce the winners on Thurs Oct. 31, 2013 - Halloween! Dani and I will each choose a winner. You read that right – two winners! Woot!
9. Most important of all.... Have fun!!!

Side note - not required: If you have a twitter account and have the extra time - go ahead and send out a tweet letting us know you have posted your submission (this step is very helpful for us.) Below is our @ accounts and the hashtag.

PRIZES: A grab bag (more like a box of awesome Halloween stuff) and candy. The winners will get the biggest bags we can find of their favorite candy along with some spookified items.

Oh, and yes, this blogfest is international. So what are you ghouls waiting for? Sign up using the Linky Thing below and spread the word!

2013 Spooktoberfest Winners:

Jax's pick:
*"10:27pm" by The Beveled Edge

Dani's pick:
*"Dogwood" by WriterlySam

2013 Spooktoberfest Runner-Up's:

Jax's picks:

*"Subscribe" by Writing Off the Edge
*"Conjured" by Some Dark Romantic
*My Baffling Brain

Dani's picks:
*"Aisle Three" by The Narrator's Study
*"Nuts Anyone?" by LILICASPLACE
*"Beautiful Sucks" by Defending the Pen


2012 Spooktoberfest

1.  Your Flash Fiction piece cannot be any longer than 300 words. Sorry… that’s part of the challenge. It can be scary, comical, romantic, whatever you choose. Just be creative!
2.  You must use the MANDATORY 5 words listed below 

3.  Post your Flash Fiction piece any day from Friday Oct. 26 - Monday, Oct. 29th
4.  Follow Dani and myself if you don’t already. We will follow back.
5.  It’s a blog hop, so hop around to other participating blogs and leave some awesome comments when the stories are posted.
6.  Have fun!

Not required but it'd make us smile... if you have a twitter and have extra time, it'd be cool if you sent us a tweet that you've posted your submission. 

Our accounts and hashtag: 

Dani and I will each choose a winner. That's two winners total. 
We will post our decisions on HALLOWEEN . . . Wednesday, Oct. 31st.

PRIZES: The winners will get the biggest bags we can find of their favorite candy along with a bag containing some other fun items.

So what are you guys waiting for? Sign up using the linky thing below and spread the word on your Blog, Twitter, Facebook, owl messenger, or however you want!

2012 Spooktoberfest Winners

My choice: 

*Mina Lobo @ Some Dark Romantic with Crocked

Dani's choice: 

*Von L. Cid @ The Growing Writer with Randomness

2012 Spooktoberfest Runner Up's

My choices: 

*Carving by Writing Off the Edge - L.G. Keltner 
*Randomness by The Growing Writer by Von L. Cid

Dani's choices:

*Veil Hill by One Magic Bean Buyer *The Dare by Tiffany Reads


  1. This sounds like fun!!! If inspiration hits me soon, I'll enter. Until then, I'm off to tweet this for ya. (:

  2. What a great contest! Hopefully I can pull something together before the deadline. In the meantime, I'm off to tweet about Spooktoberfest. :)

    1. Thanks, Suzanne! I hope you enter so we can read your story! :D

  3. Of course I had to do this again. I will happily sign up every year you decide to do it!

    1. Sweet! Dani and I plan to do Spooktoberfest for years to come! :)


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