25 Word Halloween Horror Story Contest 2018

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25 Word Halloween Horror Story Contest 2018

Welcome to our 25 Word Halloween Horror Contest 2018.  You know how much we love Halloween and horror, so this is one of our big contests. This contest is for bragging rights only. We will announce the top 3 winners on Halloween night 2018. Honestly, it just wouldn’t be Halloween without a 25 word story contest.

The rules are very simple:

  • 25 Words or less
  • Post in the comments
  • Deadline is October 28, 2018
  • Enter as many times as you like.
  • Must be scary, clever, awesome….best story wins
  • Must be unpublished original stories

We look forward to these every year. Please have fun. Be nice, and I hope your story wins.

Please leave your stories below, DO NOT EMAIL THEM. Good luck, leave your stories below.


Richard Edwards has a BFA in Creative Writing and Journalism from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Education from the University of Akron. Managing editor of Drunk Duck, poetry editor for Prairie Margins, reporter for Miscellany, Akron Journal, Lorain Journal...check our About Us page for more. Also here is info on our On Classic Articles


  1. “Come play,” they said from the drain. “I see you.” I get close to the drain. Two long fingers poke through the drain. “Come closer.

    (I know it’s past Halloween.)

  2. Hello, I am taking a short break from EWR until 11/11/18 (traveling). The winners of all contests were posted on our Twitter, in the movie chat, and sent through our newsletter! Please follow us on Twitter and sign up for the newsletter. The Christmas rush will kick off this weekend. More information is coming.

  3. Bloody footprints in snow. Two fingers missing from my left hand. My baby girl dead in my arms. Where had it all gone wrong?

  4. All Hallows Eve, honor the dead. Those who’ve passed, trail alongside the living.

    No evil spirits dwell here. Our ancestors just come to say “Hello.”

  5. As I awoke from my sedated daze, their twisted faces lingered above me whilst white hot pain was thrown through my body.

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