Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Spooktoberfest WINNER

I can’t believe this month is almost over. It’s truly a bloody bummer.

As I write this I’m jammin’ to a ‘lil Fleetwood Mac; trying to make some last minute decisions for the Spooktoberfest Winner. This was such a hard choice. I could never be judge on American Idol - everyone would win.

Disclaimer: We removed participants that ended up not participating by the cutoff date for easier viewing. Your previous entry number may have changed. Thank you.
Seriously! You guys did such an amazing job and in so many amazing styles. The creativity just floors me. I am blessed to have so many remarkably talented writers in my circle of blogging friends. It’s nice to know the world is speckled with such talent.
Ok enough with all this sentimental bs (which is usually not my style). You guys want to know who the winner is – RIGHT?!
I had the heat down to 10 challengers, then widdled it down to 7, then 5, then 3, then...

The WINNER is…

THE GROWING WRITER with RANDOMNESS – There was something about this piece which gripped me around my throat and wouldn’t let go. Maybe it was the poison in that bit ‘o candy I ate. I don’t know. This guy was messed up. I’m not sure of his motives but what I do know is it wasn’t just simple revenge. It – simple revenge – would have been projected on only the innocent. He was playing a game of Russian Roulette. Loved it. (Grab the badge and rock it on your page if you'd like)
Ok, Von L Cid, what I need you to do now is email me @ with your fave type of candy - which I’m now leery of giving you in fear of you spiking it. O_o and an address that I can send your goodie bag to.
Yes there is only one winner but The Growing Writer was neck and neck with two others.
And the two RUNNER UP’S are…

ONE MAGIC BEAN BUYER with VEIL HILL – Finn’s so called best friend got what he deserved! I love revenge served cold and bloody! (You may grab the badge and rock it on your page if you'd like)
…and TIFFANY READS with THE DARE – I’m sorry but I think Lizzie should have watched more scary movies as a child. What was she thinking? (You may grab the badge and rock it on your page if you'd like)

Go HERE to out Jackie's WINNER!
Ohhhh but there are so many great ones!
Friends slices throats to friends pulling pranks.
Death chewing bubble gum to witches enticing children.
Haunted hayrides to haunted mazes & houses.
"Hey who changed the channel? I was watching Bleary Springer!"
Crocked potions to conjured potions.
Creepers in stores to creepers in the night.
Poems & recipes.
Revenge – romance – murder.
And I thought there was plenty for children literature. And a few commercial ideas as well!

What more could you ask for in a Blogfest?!
Now I heard it’s hard to get your hands on certain candies outside of the U.S. Like – let’s say – Reese’s Piece’s in Wales?
I’m curious – tell me in the comments section what candy is hard to get in your end of the world?
Everyone be safe tonight and don’t let the ghouls and goblins get ya!


  1. Congrats to the winners!

    NERDS! Nerds are now almost impossible to get in the UK!

    1. I love NERDS! The WHSmiths I worked in started selling them, try there if you have one that's local to you, they're expensive though.

  2. You picked some great entries! Out of all the awesome pieces written for this blogfest, I have no idea how you picked. I don't envy you that task at all!

  3. Congrats to all winners. Thanks for the fun and scares Dani.

  4. THANKS, Dani! Jackie gave me runner-up and I was ecstatic about that. You can imagine my surprise and excitement when I read your blog today.

    You and Jackie did a great job hosting this and I can't wait until you next joint venture. Reading all these stories rev'd me up for Trick or Treating with the kids tonight. It's a fun way to celebrate the season.

    Thanks again. I'll proudly place the badge on my page!

  5. Thanks, Dani!! I'm so excited that I got runner up. :) This was a lot of fun!! Great Blogfest. :)

  6. Thanks again, Dani, to you and Jackie for hosting this blogfest. It was so much fun to write for it, read others' entries, and then a lovely Halloween tweet to learn I'm Jackie's pick. Congrats to Von L Cid and all runners up - I'm giving y'all a shout out on my blog in tomorrow's post.
    Mina's Resurrection Blogfest!

  7. Congrats to the lucky and well deserved winners. Thank you again for hosting this blogfest Dani and Jackie. I had fun this was the first time enetering a writing blogfest.

  8. Congrats to all the winners. And thanks, Danie and Jackie! This was a ton of fun. As for candies I can't get here... I'm grounded on a desert island :( No sweet tarts, nerds, caramels, corn candy, jolly ranchers, jelly beans... oooo, the list is long. But I love the chocolate here. Great chocolate!

  9. Excellent choices! I couldn't have done it. But it was a lot of fun participating, but especially reading all the great stories!

    Great work everyone, but especially the winners. Thanks Dani and Jackie!

  10. Congrats to the winners and Happy Halloween Dani! Are you going as a Zombie?? :)

  11. Hi Dani
    Great wrap up. Von did an outstanding job. Congratulations yet again, Von. To the two runners up, well done, Veil and Tiffany.

    No idea about candy around the world but Sweden has to be a great source.

    If your interested, I won for my story of House or Horrors for Romantic Friday Writers. This was serious stuff and judged by two editors. I've posted their critique and a link to the story. If you have time swing by and take a look.

  12. Thanks for hosting this bloghop, it was a lot of fun! Congratulations to the winners and runner ups :)

  13. Hey there Dani. Just a quick note to say I had a great time writing for this blogfest. Looking forward to my Reese's pieces! I'll reciprocate with some Jaffa Cakes (are they cakes or biscuits? debate!) and other things of that ilk. really great to meet some new folk too and almost double my followers in about a fortnight since I started the Express Yourself meme and Spooktoberfest. Marvellous. I'll be posting next for the meme on Sunday if all goes to plan.



  14. such great stories! how did you judge?! thanks for putting on the fest, it was fun! & way to go winners!


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