October 2009 TG Terror Contest

The River of Shadows

The River of Shadows
by Alyssa Plant

 
A high school senior heads to Boston to visit his sister for Halloween. A twist of fate reveals something they would never have admited alone... and it proves to be the one thing that may keep them alive when the best laid plans of a group of college students are lain waste by a force of terrible evil and corruption that has thrived for centuries... Can Charlie Kane be strong enough to live? or will the River of Shadows claim yet another victim...?

The River of Shadows - Chapter 7

The River of Shadows
Chapter 7
by Alyssa Plant

 
A high school senior heads to Boston to visit his sister for Halloween. A twist of fate reveals something they would never have admited alone... and it proves to be the one thing that may keep them alive when the best laid plans of a group of college students are lain waste by a force of terrible evil and corruption that has thrived for centuries... Can Charlie Kane be strong enough to live? or will the River of Shadows claim yet another victim...?

The Corpse of Shelley Poe

This is a story that I wrote for the BCTS Halloween 2009 TG Terror contest. I didn't finish it in time, but I still wanted to put it up for people to read.

WARNING: This story was written in the gothic style: Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, etc. The language is unwieldy and antiquated on purpose -- if this turns you off on reading it, please still give it a chance, though I should also remind you that the chosen subject matter fits right along with the style, so be prepared.

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The Corpse of Shelley Poe

By Melanie Ezell
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The Valley of the Shadow of Death

The Valley of
The Shadow of Death

by Monalisa

In the dark of the night, surrounded by the silence of his empty house, he began the preparations to end his sixteen years of suffering. He had chosen to carry out his plans on Halloween night. His mother was away on business until the next day, his sister was out all night with her friends, and Halloween made it possible to implement a critical component of his plans.

The Shaping - Revised

I've edited this story some and added bits that will help things make more sense, as promised.


The Shaping

By

Maggie Finson


A house can be many things. It can be shelter from the elements, a place to hang your hat and coat after work, a haven from the madly rushing world in general, a home filled with warmth, comfort and the sounds of friends and loved ones.

But sometimes, a house goes bad.


The House in the Dell

TopShelf's October 2009 TG Terror Contest

TopShelf's
 October TG Terror 
Contest
Entry Submission Dates are from October 1, 2009 until October 22, 2009.
Voting Dates are from Saturday October 24, 2009 - Friday October 30, 2009
The Big Spooky Revelation Night to find the lucky ghouls & guys who won is, of course, on Saturday October 31, 2009!
Contest Over! Voting to Begin Soon!

The time is here to bring out the spookiness, fear, and horror of Halloween into writing! Come up with a story, that deals with a character that is TG or became TG throughout its course of flow and fill it in with frightening stuff! That simple! Any genre, any plot device, any time period (even prehistoric!) The Contest will last a total of 3 weeks for submissions (October 1, 2009 - October 22, 2009).

The River of Shadows - Chapter 6

The River of Shadows
Chapter 6
by Alyssa Plant

 
A high school senior heads to Boston to visit his sister for Halloween. A twist of fate reveals something they would never have admited alone... and it proves to be the one thing that may keep them alive when the best laid plans of a group of college students are lain waste by a force of terrible evil and corruption that has thrived for centuries... Can Charlie Kane be strong enough to live? or will the River of Shadows claim yet another victim...?

The Witch's Tarot : Chapter 1

The Witch’s Tarot
 © 2009–Nick B
The Witch's Tarot

Edited, proofed and generally tweaked by the remarkable Gabi–thanks girly :)

A burning witch, a pack of cards and a fancy dress party. What can possibly go wrong?

Nightmare Girl 3

Nightmare Girl

by Terry Volkirch

A young teenage boy is troubled by a strange recurring nightmare and he's willing to do almost anything to try to end it.

Note: I want to thank Angela Rasch for her help with this story. She's been very kind and patient with me.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO HORROR: This story has some elements of horror but it has a happy ending. I hope you give it a chance. Thanks.

Symbols

Philosophers have often noted that the symbols we use shape our thoughts. They hold power over us. But it is a power we freely give to them. Symbols hold no power that we have not first granted. So, my friends, on this spooky Halloween night, remember: accept not the symbols of others.

Symbols

by SuZie

Nightmare Girl 2

Nightmare Girl

by Terry Volkirch

A young teenage boy is troubled by a strange recurring nightmare and he's willing to do almost anything to try to end it.

Note: I want to thank Angela Rasch for her help with this story. She's been very kind and patient with me.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO HORROR: This story has some elements of horror but it has a happy ending. I hope you give it a chance. Thanks.

The River of Shadows - Chapter 5

The River of Shadows
Chapter 5
by Alyssa Plant

 
A high school senior heads to Boston to visit his sister for Halloween. A twist of fate reveals something they would never have admited alone... and it proves to be the one thing that may keep them alive when the best laid plans of a group of college students are lain waste by a force of terrible evil and corruption that has thrived for centuries... Can Charlie Kane be strong enough to live? or will the River of Shadows claim yet another victim...?

Nightmare Girl

Nightmare Girl

by Terry Volkirch

A young teenage boy is troubled by a strange recurring nightmare and he's willing to do almost anything to try to end it.

Nightmare Girl 1

Nightmare Girl

by Terry Volkirch

A young teenage boy is troubled by a strange recurring nightmare and he's willing to do almost anything to try to end it.

Note: I want to thank Angela Rasch for her help with this story. She's been very kind and patient with me.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO HORROR: This story has some elements of horror but it has a happy ending. I hope you give it a chance. Thanks.

The Library: Rewrite, Part 1

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The Library: Rewrite, Part 1

by Roberta J. Cabot

an official story-entry to Topshelf’s 2009 October TG Terror Contest

 

Ghosts in the library. A fairly common story for Halloween . Telling such stories, especially around a campfire at night, is fun. Heck, it’s almost a tradition — a ghostly figure that you see from the corner of your eye as you work on your homework in the library, eerie sounds, unexplained movements like doors closing or chairs moving et cetera. Old hat. Hackneyed, even. Thing is, I was the one who saw them, experienced them. It might even have been okay if that was all, and if they just happen occasionally, and at night. But the thing was, the weird stuff started happening in the daytime as well, and during class. And it all started when my eyes changed color…
 
My name is Mark. And this is my Halloween story.

Ghost Bust-ers

Alan Jamison is the normal, logical and scientific son of his strange paranormal investigating parents.
He goes on a haunt with them on Halloween and gets busted.
Ghost Bust-ers

by Paula Dillon

One Dark and Stormy Night--Chapter 3

I grit my teeth against the terror I felt. Whatever it was, was writhing about 10 feet in front of me. I moved closer, the flashlight beam shining straight and shaking like a leaf in a hailstorm.

The River of Shadows - Chapter 4

The River of Shadows
Chapter 4
by Alyssa Plant

 
A high school senior heads to Boston to visit his sister for Halloween. A twist of fate reveals something they would never have admited alone... and it proves to be the one thing that may keep them alive when the best laid plans of a group of college students are lain waste by a force of terrible evil and corruption that has thrived for centuries... Can Charlie Kane be strong enough to live? or will the River of Shadows claim yet another victim...?

Users

USERS

By Joannebarbarella

Be warned! This IS a horror story. It’s not nice!
On Halloween, nasty things happen.


l_493edd30ea163007c5ea93ae38e4f7cc.jpgSpecial thanks to Kristina LS for her usual fantastic job of editing and suggesting a much better ending than the one I originally wrote.

One Dark and Stormy Night--Chapter 2

I performed a thorough search of the house. I even went into the living room, thinking maybe if I was in time, or if they appeared hanging by the neck maybe I could save them and to prepare for such an occurrence, I had retrieved my Gerber multi-tool from my backpack and extricated the blade in case of wayward friends suddenly appearing with a hangman's noose around their neck.

One Dark and Stormy Night--Chapter 1

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One November First morning the mailman knocked on her door to deliver a package, and the door opened to reveal Mother Hubbard, dangling naked from a rope in the middle of her living room. She hadn't written any kind of suicide note, and the police had noted that it would have been impossible for her to stand on anything that high up. The case remained open, even to this day, as they could not ascertain how anyone could have hung a rope from a fifteen foot high beam.

The River of Shadows - Chapter 3

The River of Shadows
Chapter 3
by Alyssa Plant

 
A high school senior heads to Boston to visit his sister for Halloween. A twist of fate reveals something they would never have admited alone... and it proves to be the one thing that may keep them alive when the best laid plans of a group of college students are lain waste by a force of terrible evil and corruption that has thrived for centuries... Can Charlie Kane be strong enough to live? or will the River of Shadows claim yet another victim...?

The River of Shadows - Chapter 2

The River of Shadows
Chapter 2
by Alyssa Plant

 
A high school senior heads to Boston to visit his sister for Halloween. A twist of fate reveals something they would never have admited alone... and it proves to be the one thing that may keep them alive when the best laid plans of a group of college students are lain waste by a force of terrible evil and corruption that has thrived for centuries... Can Charlie Kane be strong enough to live? or will the River of Shadows claim yet another victim...?

Mirror Karma - A Mirror on the Door Story

Mirror Karma
A Mirror on the Door Story

by Kristine Roland

Claire's good friend Jeffrey went through a mirror in the door, what effect did that have on Claire's life?

The River of Shadows - Chapter 1

The River of Shadows
Chapter 1
by Alyssa Plant

 
A high school senior heads to Boston to visit his sister for Halloween. A twist of fate reveals something they would never have admited alone... and it proves to be the one thing that may keep them alive when the best laid plans of a group of college students are lain waste by a force of terrible evil and corruption that has thrived for centuries... Can Charlie Kane be strong enough to live? or will the River of Shadows claim yet another victim...?

Silver Blood: Vendetta

Silver Blood
Vendetta

By Stanman63

Edited By JennFl

Synopsis:
Sean Van Helsing is the last of the legendary Van Helsing line. He has continued his families legacy of fighting against all creatures of the night against which as a Van Helsing, he is immune. But he has a secret desire that he must not indulge in or risk ending the Van Helsing line. Dracula, his arch enemy has used his magic to curse the Van Helsing line, turning Sean's desire against him.

Running away, the now feminized Sean finds the Silver Blood Foundation where they help her by teaching the cursed Van Helsing how to fight without her immunity nor with her vampiric abilities, making her a slayer. Shaun discover love and a secret that lets her become a full female, using her latent slayer powers to complete the transformation. Now, ready, she returns home to confront Dracula and end his tyranny.

Bobby's Girl

Since tenth grade Jane had dreamed an impossible dream. Bobby Dukakis was the hearthrob of her high school, and though she loved him madly she knew there wasn't a chance in hell that he would ever be interested in anyone as plain & uninteresting as her. But now on Halloween night of her senior year, in the light of a full moon and with the help of a strange book she'd found at a garage sale, she would recite the spell that would turn her from a dumpy little nobody into...

BOBBY'S GIRL
Laika Pupkino ~ 2009

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