September 8th, 2021

Winter Sunlight

Spook Me!

[personal profile] spook_me is back! I just looked at their LJ account creation date and this fest first ran in 2006, which makes this their unbelievable SIXTEENTH YEAR, especially unbelievable given that I participated in the first year - it was the John and Rodney time-looping through the Stargate fic - and have signed up nearly every year since. (Not that I always managed to finish anything, or even manage to finish anything a majority of times, but it's a low-pressure fest in which not finishing anything is perfectly fine.) Other things I've written for it over the years include Ward being haunted by his dead dad's ghost; the Agent Carter lake monster fic which I still maintain had the best prompt pic I've ever gotten; and Ghost Stories in the Van for White Collar, which I literally creeped myself out writing. (One of the bookmark notes says "creepy as fuck and now im never sleeping again." Quality feedback.)

So I signed up.

Sign-up post and instructions here! Basically you sign up with a fandom (this can change later and can also be original fiction) and pick a horror monster/threat from the list, and after signups close, they email you two related pictures, one or both of which can be used as prompts in addition to the monsters.

It's an incredibly fun fest for me because it's just a little bit different from everything else that's out there, and even when I don't finish anything, which is frequently, I still get a lot of autumn/Halloween feelings and inspiration out of it.

SIXTEEN YEARS, YOU GUYS. I don't know if there's anything other than Yuletide that's been running so long. This entry is also posted at with comment count unavailable comments.