ISSUE #28

Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween weekend!

 

Here are some haunted happenings on Rahaman Writing:

                                                       

Tomorrow is an important day!

 

Firstly, it's Halloween.

Secondly, it's the end of Rahaman Writing's first-ever Horror Competition!

 

From a field of 64 entrants (way more than I thought I'd have) I narrowed the running down to 10 exceptional entries for the short list.

 

That's not to say those that didn't make the top 10 weren't good. The competition was very stiff! I had to dwell quite heavily upon the scoring of each and every entry. So if you are, or know, someone who made the top 10, give yourself, or them, a pat on the back!

 

But there can only be one winner.

One with a flawless structure.

One with impeccable style.

One with the spirit of Halloween within them.

 

And the winner is...

Becoming Jack

By

Lucas Mann

 

This poem has excellent rhyming and a structure that was appropriate for the theme. There's nothing more Halloween than a Jack o'Lantern! Describing the process of going from an ordinary pumpkin to the symbol of the season in a brutal and vivid manner is genius. Especially when at first the reader does not realize it is produce being butchered.

 

But don't take my word for it, check out this incredible poem for yourself!

If you enjoyed Lucas' poem and want to check out more of his work, you can find him on Twitter:

@EloquentEnigma

 

He also has writing on Wattpad:

Blue Samhain

As for others who have placed in the top 10, don't worry, I didn't forget about you!

 

Tomorrow, I will be revealing the Hall of Halloween!

A page on Rahaman Writing dedicated to the best entries submitted. These will stay on my site until Halloween 2021. Feel free to check back tomorrow night, but fear not, I will include a link to the page in next week's newsletter and will be tweeting about it this weekend.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated!

I appreciate you all joining me this year for some Halloween fun!

The Baron of Beholders' Writing Tip #17:

 

Write about what you love.

 

It's fine to experiment and branch out, but never forget about what drew you to writing in the first place.

 

Furthermore, don't ever let anyone talk you out of writing about your passion.

It doesn't matter who doubts you.

It doesn't matter what they say.

 

Stay true to yourself, your content, and your style.

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Athos and the Aetherian scholars experience some horror of their own this week as they flee the burning city. During their escape, they look back and watch as the colossal red eel reappears and begins wreaking havoc.

 

Fury of the Deep

A special thanks to some of my collaborators who helped me make this event more awesome than it otherwise would have been. The inclusion of another newsletter feature and a convention invite were amazing prizes to add that I'm sure attracted many writers to my fledgling competition.

 

Click on the images below to visit these amazing websites!

 

Coffee, Book, & Candle is a great site for those looking for blog posts pertaining to reviews, supernatural fun, and much more!

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Evil Expo is an annual gathering for writers, artists, and all other creative types who prefer the darker side of things.

Tickets are on sale now!

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