Competitions are always fun! Well, generally anyway... well, OURS will be fun how about that! 8]
Ok, short story! A simple short one that you can write and vote on :D
It will get the creative juices flowing! And those are the tastiest...
No, I am NOT a zombie.
But we're going to write about one. Obviously, you don't HAVE to if you don't want to, but it will be fun so you should :D
1000 words is the limit. [That's words, not characters]
Must have at least one zombie in it.
Must be submitted by August 20th. [That's this month, the 20th, ok?]
When you finish, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Once I get it, I'll post it so that it's anonymous and people can vote on whichever one they like the best. [This is so that people won't be choosing one just because it's their best friend's writing]
You cannot tell anybody which one is yours.
Ok..., that covers it!
By the way, this does not have to be a Skulduggery Pleasant Fan-fic, but it can be if you want to.
Another thing, just so you know, I'll be most likely submitting one too, [I can't miss out on the action!] but I promise I won't do anything special to mine. Oh, and of course, I won't be voting since I'll know which one is which.
There will be allowed seven  days of voting time so that people who may not come on as often will have a chance to vote as well. I'll explain how to vote when the time comes! :D [Oh, sorry... Due to my awkwardness with time online it may not be exactly on the day, but I'll cut it long, rather than short so no one will be cheated out of submitting or voting.]
~makes shooing motion~
That's it... That's the end of my little... speech... explanation... introduction.. thing. GO WRITE! Writing is fun ~grins~
Oh, you want a quote?
Well, you're quite right. I can't end a blog post without one, could I? It would be criminal, you're quite right.
“I love short stories because I believe they are the way we live. They are what our friends tell us, in their pain and joy, their passion and rage, their yearning and their cry against injustice.”
- Andre Dubus
Oh, you'd like another one? Well, I can't say no!
“My short stories are like soft shadows I have set out in the world, faint footprints I have left. I remember exactly where I set down each and every one of them, and how I felt when I did. Short stories are like guideposts to my heart...”
Really? Another one?? Hm... I suppose, but this is the last, ok! They don't grow quotes on trees, you know...
“For me, the short story is not a character sketch, a mouse trap, an epiphany, a slice of suburban life. It is the flowering of a symbol center. It is a poem grafted onto sturdier stock.”-William H. Gass