Happy is he who...writes from the love of imparting certain thoughts and not from the necessity of sale-who writes always to the unknown friend.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)





Thursday, October 25, 2012

Final Round!



The Halloween Flash Fiction Contest has entered the final round! 

As promised there will be a prompt for this round... and the prompt is... 1940's movie monsters. 

During the 1940s,  there were some really great monster movies that would go on to be classics. On of the most successful was The Wolf Man, which established Lon Chaney, Jr., who followed in his father's foot steps.

Claude Rains starred in a remake of Phantom of the Opera. The Frankenstein and Wolf Man series continued with The Ghost of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man.  There was also Son of Dracula which featured Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Count. The Mummy, too, rose from the grave in The Mummy's Hand  and The Mummy's Tomb.    House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula, in which Dracula was played by John Carradine brought together a lot of the monsters. As did the comedy Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein with Bela Lugosi starring alongside Lon Chaney, Jr. as Larry Talbot (the Wolf Man), and Glenn Strange as Frankenstein's monster.

Black Friday (1940)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
The Invisible Woman (1940)
The Mummy's Hand (1940)
Man Made Monster (1941)
The Wolf Man (1941)
The Black Cat (1941)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Invisible Agent (1942)
The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Son of Dracula (1943)
Captive Wild Woman (1943)
The Mad Ghoul (1943)
Calling Dr. Death (1943)
Weird Woman (1944)
Dead Man's Eyes (1944)
The Climax (1944)
House of Frankenstein (1944)
The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
The Mummy's Curse (1944)
House of Dracula (1945)
The Frozen Ghost (1945)
Strange Confession (1945)
Pillow of Death (1945)
House of Horrors (1946)
The Brute Man (1946)
She-Wolf of London (1946)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)


The writer's of the four winning stories will be required to incorporate any or all of the characters featured in these movies. They will have a 2,000 word limit and their stories must be messaged to me by 9 a.m. (CDT) Monday morning. I will not accept stories after that time. 

Unlike the previous rounds there will not be a public vote. Only writer's who have entered stories will be eligible to vote. However, we do hope that you all will have the chance to read and share these stories with your friends. This promises to be a fun round and I look forward to reading some great stories. 

We hope you will drop by the Facebook event. There are some really great writers there as well as some very informative discussions about writing taking place. 

Bonus round... there will be one... details will be forthcoming...

Good luck to our finalists!

~Sharon 


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