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04 September 2015 @ 01:28 pm
The Spook Me Multi-Fandom Halloween Ficathon of 2015  
When the chill winds of autumn rattle the bare limbs of the trees, and dark clouds race across the face of the moon, the veil between worlds lifts to reveal:

The Spook Me Multi-Fandom Halloween Ficathon 2015!

This ficathon was created by me, ozsaur and dustandroses because we love spooky stories. Halloween is the best time of year for reading stories that offer pulse pounding thrills, blood curdling dread and hair-raising horror.

Due to having a really bad summer that included a throat infection and a pulled back, I wasn't sure I'd be able to do spook_me this year. But! dustandroses and trillingstar both stepped up to the plate and dug up some amazing artwork this year. I still looked through all of it and found a few pieces myself so the art will still have the same feel as always. My friends did a great job. Thanks, guys!

Note: for this year only, I'm adding a new monster to the list: Dark Faeries!

All fandoms are welcome. Stories can be Gen, Het, Slash or Femmeslash. All ratings are accepted.


Dates to Know:

September 4: Sign ups start.
September 13: Sign ups end.
September 15: Prompts sent out.
October 20: Reminder posted here - please friend if you want to get the reminder.
October 26: Master Post opens, stories are due!



Creature List:

Alien
Android
Aquatic Monster
Beast
Boogeyman
Cannibal
Cyborg
Dark Faeries (For this year only)
Demon
Dinosaur
Disease
Ghost
Giant (human or animal)
Insect
Invader
Mad Scientist
Maniac
Men In Black
Monster from Space
Mutant
Reptile
Robot
Plant
Shapeshifter
Snake
Spider
Tentacle Monster
Vampire
Werewolf
Zombie

Note: the creatures are listed as singular, but you can use multiple creatures. Werewolves instead of one Werewolf, for example.


When you sign up, please use this template or something like it:

Name:
Email:
Fandom: (full name of fandom, not an abbreviation)
The creature I want to write:



Things to Know:

1) Please choose one creature from the list. If you want, I can send you a creature prompt as well as the two secret prompts.

You only need to include your fandom so I can have an idea of what fandoms are represented and to help set up the Master List. Please give the full name of your fandom, not an abbreviation. If your prompts inspire you to write for a different fandom than the one you signed up for, that isn't a problem.

2) On September 15th, I will send you two secret prompts. Those prompts will be artwork that is strange, surreal and hopefully scary! You will then have three prompts-- the monster prompt that you chose plus the two secret prompts that I will send. You only have to use one prompt in your story, but if you manage to fit all three, I'll be pretty darned impressed!

3) My preference is for stories that are spooky, scary, chilling or even gruesome. But if you decide to write action/adventure, a humorous story, or something else altogether, I'll be perfectly happy with that. Just as long as your story includes one of your prompts.

4) The Master List will be posted on October 26th. In the comments of the Master List, give your name, fandom and a link to your story. You may post your story anywhere: a web page, your LJ or DW, an archive etc. But do not post your story here.

5) There will be absolutely no consequences if can't get your story in by the deadline. In other words, I won't show up on your doorstep wielding a chainsaw. Your story will end up on the Master List eventually, no matter how late it is. I'll be around for a couple of days after the deadline, so your story will be added fairly quickly.

This ficathon is as low pressure as I can make it. Please do not feel guilty if you sign up and realize that you can't write a story. If writing for this ficathon isn't fun for you, then please stop.

6) Real People slash/fiction is allowed.

7) Warnings are up to the discretion of the writer. This is a horror themed challenge, so participate at your own risk.

8) Last, please check your spam filters. I don't mind resending prompts, but please, check your spam folders first. If you have any problems at all, contact me at ausar@netdoor.com.

9) There is no minimum or maximum word counts. Drabbles and ficlets are fine. Monster epics are great too! But please make sure the story is complete.


You can sign up here or at Dreamwidth. You do not need an LJ or DW account to participate. As long as you have an email address where I can send your prompts, you can sign up.


Feel free to promote/pimp the challenge everywhere that it is allowed.
 
 
 
SivanShemeshsivanshemesh on September 4th, 2015 06:47 pm (UTC)


Name: Sivan Shemesh
Email: sivan325@gmail.com
Fandom: Lord of the rings, didn't decide yet about Gen or Slash
The creature I want to write: Vampires.

Edited at 2015-09-04 06:48 pm (UTC)
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!
◦ a girl like me ◦scandalbaby on September 4th, 2015 06:51 pm (UTC)
My favorite time of year! I'm going to write three, so I'll include them all in one post (and I'd like separate secret prompts for each fic).

Name: Ragna (scandalbaby)
Email: afteriwake23@gmail.com

Fandom: Sherlock
The creature I want to write: Dark faeries

Fandom: Sherlock/Doctor Who
The creature I want to write: Vampire

Fandom: Sherlock/Arthurian Mythology
The creature I want to write: Ghost
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:22 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Thank you for signing up this year!

I'll send four sets of prompts including a set of secret prompts.
jkkittyjkkitty on September 4th, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
Name: jkkitty (Pat Krupski)
Email: patkrupski@gamil.com
Fandom: Man from UNCLE
The creature I want to write: dark fairies (sound interesting.)
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:26 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!

Someone suggested Dark Faeries last year and it sounded pretty interesting, so I'm happy so many people like this year's Creature Prompt.
mazephoenixmazephoenix on September 4th, 2015 07:44 pm (UTC)
Name:mazephoenix
Email: mazephoenix@myway.com
Fandom: Oz(TV)
The creature I want to write: Vampire

Fandom: Hannibal(TV)
The creature I want to write: Ghost

I hope you are feeling a little better now. And cheers to trill and dusty.

Edited at 2015-09-05 06:18 am (UTC)
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC)
Heeeyyy! Thanks for signing up! Oz represent! :-)

I am feeling better, thank you for asking. And Trill and Dusty have been a great help this year. I couldn't have finished SOZ or managed spook_me without them!
L.A.: animorphs choicesfrenchroast on September 4th, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
Name: frenchroast
Email: musemuffin at gmail dot com
Fandom: Animorphs or Once Upon a Time. Not sure which.
The creature I want to write: Can I just get three surprise monsters/prompts?
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:31 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!

And yes, I can send three sets of prompts, no problem.
the small hobbit: Violet Hunterthesmallhobbit on September 4th, 2015 07:51 pm (UTC)
Name: Small Hobbit
Email: will DM
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (ACD canon stories)
The creature I want to write: Ghost
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:31 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!
pattrosepattrose on September 4th, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
Spook Me 2015
Name:PattRose
Email: Pattrose1@aol.com
Fandom: The Sentinel
The creature I want to write: Ghost

Fandom: The Sentinel
The creature I want to write: Werewolf

Fandom: The Sentinel
The creature I want to write: Shapeshifter

I'm hoping to get all three done, but don't know if I'll have time. Sure hope so.


Edited at 2015-09-05 07:39 am (UTC)
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Spook Me 2015
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!

Ohh, love to see The Sentinel! And no pressure, have fun writing.
Re: Spook Me 2015 - pattrose on September 9th, 2015 07:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Spook Me 2015 - spook_me on September 9th, 2015 02:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Spook Me 2015 - pattrose on September 10th, 2015 04:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Spook Me 2015 - spook_me on September 12th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on September 4th, 2015 10:10 pm (UTC)
Name: brutti_ma_buoni
Email: bruttimabuoni at ymail dotcom
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or The West Wing
The creature I want to write: dark faeries
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:35 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!
azombiewrites on September 4th, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC)
Name: azombiewrites
Email: egorstandish@gmail.com
Fandom: The New Avengers (British TV series)
The creature I want to write: Alien

This will be my fifth consecutive year of Spook_Me and I want to thank you for such a wonderful yearly challenge. You guys do such a great job.

I LOVE Spook_Me!
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:37 pm (UTC)
Welcome! And thank you for signing up AGAIN! :-)

Congratulations on participating five years in a row! That's pretty exciting. And thank you, I love doing this and I was so bummed when I thought I might not be able to this year.
(no subject) - azombiewrites on September 7th, 2015 01:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - spook_me on September 9th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ladymizra: pic#124618496ladymizra on September 5th, 2015 12:55 am (UTC)
Spook me!

Name: Ashley Winter
Email: ashleyerinkaywinter@gmail.com
Fandom: The Hobbit
The creature I want to write: Boogeyman
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Spook me!
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!
Kathy: Elementary/deducingkitmerlot1213 on September 5th, 2015 01:21 am (UTC)
Name: kitmerlot1213
Email: kitmerlot1213@yahoo.com
Fandom: BBC Sherlock or Elementary
The creature I want to write: Dark Faeries

Can I have a creature prompt as well as the two secret prompts? Thanks for doing this wonderful fest :):)
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:39 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!

Yes, I can send two sets of prompts, no problem!

And I love doing spook_me, and I'm so happy that so many people are still interested.
(no subject) - kitmerlot1213 on September 16th, 2015 02:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
goddess47goddess47 on September 5th, 2015 01:22 am (UTC)
Name: [Unknown LJ tag]
Email: computergoddess47 at yahoo.com
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
The creature I want to write: Cyborg
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:39 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!
Tarlan: Challenge - Spook Me 2013tarlanx on September 5th, 2015 08:53 am (UTC)
Name: Tarlan
Email: tarlanx @ blueyonder .co.uk
Fandom: Eureka (or Stargate Atlantis or Primeval New World)
The creature I want to write: Aquatic Monster
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:40 pm (UTC)
Welcome! thank you for signing up!
In here, everything is beautiful...rise_your_dead on September 5th, 2015 11:41 am (UTC)
Name: Missy
Email: wavinguniverse at yahoo dot com
Fandom: Evil Dead Series
Creature: Demon

Name: Missy
Email: wavinguniverse at yahoo dot com
Fandom: Carrie
Creature: Zombie

Edited at 2015-09-05 12:24 pm (UTC)
spook_mespook_me on September 5th, 2015 12:40 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!
(no subject) - rise_your_dead on September 8th, 2015 05:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
Wingstarwingstar102 on September 5th, 2015 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah! Sign me up!

Name: Wingstar102
Email: wingstar102@yahoo.com
Fandom: NCIS
The creature I want to write: Dark Faeries
spook_mespook_me on September 6th, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Thank you for signing up!