Melloween: Night of the Tweeting Dead

Is it possible to write a scary story in under 140 characters? We're about to find out.

Inspired by a discussion in chat last night, I decided to run a little Halloween writing contest. Write microfiction that's short enough to be a tweet and post it here. I'll stop accepting entries at 12:00 AM EDT Saturday, October 30th, at which point I'll pick my favorite entries for everyone to vote on. From that, you guys get to pick the top five that will go on the front page on Halloween.

If you decide to post your microfiction on Twitter, put the tag #nottd on it for Night of the Tweeting Dead so we can keep track. If you don't have a Twitter account, you can still play and just post your story in the thread.

You can enter as many times as you like.

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1) Ring, Ring, “I’m in your house.” “I know and I am right behind you”. And the horrible demon of the underworld ate the teen prankster.

2) Newsflash November 10th 2011: President Elect Sarah Palin plans to appoint Carl Rove as Secretary of state.

3) Thump Thump THUMP! What is that knocking at my door? Something in the attic? Something in the crawlspace? But this is a slab! DARKNESS

Oooh, nice, Jim. Particular #2. I have chills.

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Skritch. Skritch. Skritch. It's just the wind, making branches scrape the glass. But then I remember...I don't have a tree.

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Someone returned carrying a sleepy tabby cat, saying it was the source of the screaming, but I knew better, I think that we all did.

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We ate the meat in silence. Food was scarce & we were lucky Sam found any at all. It was just such a shame that Kyle never came back.

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I always walk carefully through graveyards, ever since my sister stepped on a grave and lost her shoe to a boney hand.

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We ate the meat in silence. Food was scarce & we were lucky Sam found any at all. It was just such a shame that Kyle never came back.
Sam should be Stan or better yet Eric. Just saying.

Mine is based on a true story.

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We ate the meat in silence. Food was scarce & we were lucky Sam found any at all. It was just such a shame that Kyle never came back.
Sam should be Stan or better yet Eric. Just saying.
With the Twitter tag, it would have been too long, so I had to go with Sam.

AG, that sounds intensely creepy.

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The previous homeowner always came back when children moved in. It freaked them out a little since she'd died before they were born.