roh morgon

~October’s Monster Mash Blogfest

Yay! It’s October – my favorite month of the year!

This is the time of year when the veil between the worlds thins and the monsters get to come out and play. TV shows, like the CSI episode I watched last night, are filled with vampires and werewolves. Commercials with children (and adults!) wearing costumes remind us that Halloween will soon be upon us. Specialty stores throw open their doors to help humans and their houses transform into scary creatures and spooky lairs.

Ghosts, goblins, vampires, werewolves, things that go bump in the night – send chills through movie watchers and story readers. And we love our supernatural creatures – creatures that break the laws of nature and man and wreak havoc upon the human world. They provide an outlet for the inner beast that’s tired of society’s restraints and seeks to burst those bonds by its very existence.

So in celebration of the monster that lurks within us all, come join us in:

Since monsters don’t typically follow the rules, I only offer a few guidelines:

1) The story has to contain at least one supernatural creature. Even better, since this IS a Monster Mash (remember the song?), it should have more than one kind.

2) Keep it to 999 words or less, if possible. If you go a few over, I promise not to haunt you. However, bear in mind I have no control over the poltergeists!

3) Blogfest entry deadline is Saturday, October 23. And since I usually celebrate Halloween the entire previous week by attending as many costume parties as I can, you have a whole week to get your story posted and make comments on the other entries.

That’s it. Pretty simple.

Sign up by October 23. Monster Mash ends on Halloween.

Loose the hounds of hell, give wing to leathery masters of the nightsky, throw open the graveyard gates, and show us your sharpest fang and claw.

Here’s a little something to help you get into the mood:

roh morgon @ Friday, 8 October 2010 6:45 am
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  1. Can’t wait, although I have tough choices! Vampire or ghost, vampire or ghost. The horror!

    Also, I left a little something for you here:

    http://mistydawnwaters.blogspot.com/2010/10/awarded-and-awarding-tale-of-new.html

    Comment by Misty Waters — Sunday, 10 October 2010 @ 9:02 am

  2. Loving the badge! I won’t put my name down until I’m SURE I have time to come up with something worthy! *racks brains*

    Comment by J.C. Martin — Monday, 11 October 2010 @ 3:19 am

  3. Misty – As a lover of anything fanged, I vote for vampire!

    And thanks for the award!

    Comment by roh morgon — Tuesday, 12 October 2010 @ 7:00 pm

  4. JC – I know what you mean. I’ve become a little reluctant to make commitments lately due to unforeseen demands on my time. I’m worried about having something for my own blogfest!

    Comment by roh morgon — Tuesday, 12 October 2010 @ 7:03 pm

  5. Okay I am jumping in on the deep end of the pool. This will be my first blogfest. But I have a soft spot in my heart or is it my head for monsters.

    Comment by PamelaJo — Wednesday, 13 October 2010 @ 11:08 pm

  6. PamelaJo: Monsters are the best. Thanks for joining!

    Comment by roh morgon — Wednesday, 13 October 2010 @ 11:12 pm

  7. Not usually my style, but I’m going to try.

    Comment by Wendy Tyler Ryan — Saturday, 16 October 2010 @ 2:05 pm

  8. I’m in! I’ve been celebrating Halloween since September!

    Comment by Renee — Tuesday, 19 October 2010 @ 4:00 pm

  9. Welcome, Renee!
    Yeah, I’m gearing up for my second weekend of parties. Love it.

    Comment by roh morgon — Tuesday, 19 October 2010 @ 4:05 pm

  10. I’m off to probe the deepest, darkest recesses of my imagination. Excuse me while I hide behind a very big cushion!

    Comment by MC Rogerson — Thursday, 21 October 2010 @ 11:48 am

  11. Welcome to the Monster Mash, MC!

    Comment by roh morgon — Thursday, 21 October 2010 @ 12:02 pm

  12. Yea, I got the lucky #13 entry. Look forward to your entry and all the others, Roland

    Comment by Roland D. Yeomans — Friday, 22 October 2010 @ 5:56 am

  13. Well, since I have a whole week to come up with something, I’m game.

    Comment by Carolyn Abiad — Friday, 22 October 2010 @ 12:37 pm

  14. OK, mine’s up. Thanks for the fun roh.

    ……..dhole

    Comment by Donna Hole — Saturday, 23 October 2010 @ 12:14 am

  15. Last minute as usual, but I’m in.

    Comment by stu — Saturday, 23 October 2010 @ 6:43 am

  16. Roland, Carolyn, Donna ,Stu – Thanks for joining the fest! I’m off to read your entries!

    Comment by roh morgon — Sunday, 24 October 2010 @ 1:14 am

  17. Well, I only just saw this, and I’d totally join, but I guess I missed the boat! However, I’ll take a look through these…and if you want to see a related entry, one which I wrote for Mia’s Very Merry Halloweeny blogfest actually fits the rules, so…feel free to stop on by? :)

    Happy Halloween!

    Comment by Just Another Sarah — Tuesday, 26 October 2010 @ 10:33 am

  18. Naw, Sarah, latecomers to a party are always welcome. I’ll check out your entry.

    Comment by roh morgon — Tuesday, 26 October 2010 @ 10:42 pm

  19. Finally got my entry in, thank you, roh!

    Comment by Renee — Thursday, 28 October 2010 @ 4:33 pm

  20. Renee – I loved it! Thanks for coming by the party!

    Comment by roh morgon — Thursday, 28 October 2010 @ 7:10 pm

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