Our Halloween Drabble Contest takes a bow in its fifth and final year, and since it's our last, we're extending the word count once again. This time, we're stretching the word "drabble" to mean 3000 words. Send us your tales of terror for the last chance to have your story brought to life by the MerMuggle team and read to the world on AudioFictions!

  • Story length cannot exceed 3000 words
  • Story must be Halloween-themed
  • This episode will add sound effects to the winning submission(s); please try to include moments and narrative descriptions that will inspire a strong sound design for your story
  • Original characters are permitted, but the focus of the story must be on canon characters
  • No song lyrics for copyright purposes
  • Keep ratings at or below 3rd-5th Years, with minimal warnings
  • If you are able, have your story overviewed by a beta to avoid spelling/grammar issues (this is a preference more than a requirement)
  • Post your completed story as a response to this thread or E-mail it to mermuggles@hotmail.com; you are not required to submit your story to the MuggleNet Fan Fiction main site, although you are permitted to do so
  • One entry per person
  • All stories must be submitted by 11 PM (MST) on Wednesday, October 15th
  • When submitting your story, include the below information preceding the story in the following format:
    [B]Title:[/B] [B][U]Paste Title Here[/U][/B]
    [B]Author:[/B] (Your screen name and/or your real name: what you put is what we will credit you as in the episode)
    [B]Summary:[/B] [I]Paste Summary Here[/I]
  • Winner(s) will be selected by AudioFictionsís MerMuggle Reader team
  • For winning, your story will be read aloud, with sound effects, and credited to you by a MerMuggle reader in the 2014 Halloween episode of AudioFictions

If you have any questions, post them in this thread or E-mail the MerMuggles and they will be answered by Lupinpatronus as soon as possible.