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The Elephant's Graveyard October 5 2008 05:22 AM

October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
I was going to try for something fancy in this challenge, but then I figured why mess with a great concept like the Hallowe'en ghost story?

So that's your challenge - write me a ghost story.

To be more specific - a story involving the paranormal/supernatural in some way - but scary - after all, this is the Hallowe'en challenge! :devil:

So we can have Mistral's Star Trek fairies, but they need to be eating the colonists!

3,000 words.

Any questions - type 'em here.


EDIT: will also allow "apparently paranormal / supernatural stories" so the Star Trek fairies can actually be Orion smugglers if you want. Just keep it scary and, at least at first, paranormal/supernatural.

Oh and closing date will be midnight October 31st (greenwich mean time - so I'll have all the stories for my Hallowe'en :))

Mistral October 5 2008 06:49 AM

Re: October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
should be fun.

captcalhoun October 5 2008 07:26 AM

Re: October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
i take it there's no 'oooh, it's technology and not really ghosts' stories allowed?

Jon-o'-lantern October 5 2008 08:18 AM

Re: October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
What about stuff like the salt vampire, the cloud that feeds on rage or Redjac? Would they count?

Gibraltar October 5 2008 08:22 AM

Re: October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
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rofeta wrote: (Post 2143316)
What about stuff like the salt vampire, the cloud that feeds on rage or Redjac? Would they count?

Or perhaps the Salt Vampire Redjac that feeds on clouds of rage? :lol:

think October 5 2008 08:43 AM

Re: October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
The Ghost of Halloween past?

or all the future alien ghosts that invade the minds of the young as they grow up into mutant tribbles with teeth because of a transporter error that mixed the dna with the rna in a psychotic blend of fantasy. The evil yoda knows no bounds from his mirror-verse. He will infest and fester like devils in the rye or lime lights so bright they burn through the skins of beings never known and always there, behind you now! don't look there. ahhhhhhh (lots of ahhh and screams muhhhmmaaaahhhhahahahahaha)

BrotherBenny October 5 2008 01:33 PM

Re: October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
I'll have to think on this one. My temporally-displaced immortal engineer might have some trouble with this.

Goliath October 5 2008 04:24 PM

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captcalhoun wrote: (Post 2143255)
i take it there's no 'oooh, it's technology and not really ghosts' stories allowed?

I think you're correct. He did say the story must involve the 'paranormal/supernatural in some way.' That would seem to exclude any sort of scientific or technological explanation for the ghosts involved.

The Elephant's Graveyard October 5 2008 04:41 PM

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Camevilopard wrote: (Post 2143837)
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captcalhoun wrote: (Post 2143255)
i take it there's no 'oooh, it's technology and not really ghosts' stories allowed?

I think you're correct. He did say the story must involve the 'paranormal/supernatural in some way.' That would seem to exclude any sort of scientific or technological explanation for the ghosts involved.

That I (she) did! I also woke up this morning and thought... Hmm... you know I should allow "apparently paranormal" stories too - mainly because I haven't a clue how to write an actual ghost story but Orion smugglers using the legend of the Star Trek fairies to keep people away, that I can write.

So - rule change:

I want paranormal / supernatural or apparently paranormal / supernatural stories.

Keep it scary though! :)

I'll amend the first post it it'll let me.

The Elephant's Graveyard October 5 2008 05:12 PM

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think wrote: (Post 2143369)
The Ghost of Halloween past?

or all the future alien ghosts that invade the minds of the young as they grow up into mutant tribbles with teeth because of a transporter error that mixed the dna with the rna in a psychotic blend of fantasy. The evil yoda knows no bounds from his mirror-verse. He will infest and fester like devils in the rye or lime lights so bright they burn through the skins of beings never known and always there, behind you now! don't look there. ahhhhhhh (lots of ahhh and screams muhhhmmaaaahhhhahahahahaha)

sounds good to me! Add a few more words and you've got yourself a challenge entry.

Goliath October 5 2008 05:39 PM

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That I (she) did!
D'oh!

:o

Sorry.

captcalhoun October 5 2008 06:33 PM

Re: October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
oh good. i think it's time for the MU-Klingon Empire to meet the terror that is THE NIGHT-STALKER!

The Elephant's Graveyard October 5 2008 08:01 PM

Re: October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
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captcalhoun wrote: (Post 2144097)
oh good. i think it's time for the MU-Klingon Empire to meet the terror that is THE NIGHT-STALKER!

I like the sound of this! :klingon:

Timewalker October 6 2008 04:48 AM

Re: October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
So crossovers and/or non-Star Trek are allowed?

Mistral October 6 2008 08:30 AM

Re: October Writing Challenge - Ghosts!
 
I'm working on something-and considering scrapping it to do a couple of other ideas I had-this one seems to be causing an over-abundance of ideas. LOL.


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