I spent a while pouring over my wish list, which is probably close to ten pages by now. In the end, I picked up a copy of In Ghostly Japan, a collection of classic Japanese folk tales compiled by Lafcadio Hearn. I’ve been meaning to pick this up for a while, but never got around to it.
Flashes in the Dark’s next contest, “The Worst of Love,” is taking submissions until November 30th. The guidelines are -
“What we’re looking for: Dark stories that tell us what happens when love goes awry. This could be romantic love, or love between family or friends. Throw in a paranormal twist to this premise, and we want to see your story!
Rules: The usual word count: 1,000 words. Reprints are acceptable as long as they fit the aforementioned theme. Be edgy, be original, and bring your “A” game.
Please, nothing bordering on fanfic. If your characters sound or act like Edward and Bella, Bill and Sookie, or Lestat, please edit your story before submitting. Not that we don’t love these characters, but we want the originality in your work to shine through.
Vampires, Werewolves, and all manner of creatures are welcome.
There will be PRIZES for three winners, which are to be announced later.
Yeah, I’ll definitely be entering this one as well.
Please remember to put “THE WORST OF LOVE” contest clearly in your header or email.“