Super SHORT– Super SCARY STORY Writing Submissions Due

Updated September 28, 2017

October 14, 2017 all-day



The challenge is to write a scary story that is exactly 6 words long.


Stories must be original works, written by you.


Enter by October 14th.  Here’s how:


  • Email us at
  • Write “Short Story Submission” in the subject heading
  • In the body of the email include (up to 3) six-word stories
  • Also in the body of the email include:
  • your first and last name
  • the age category you are submitting to
  • an email and phone number where we can contact you


Prizes & publication for winners in each age category:

7-9 yrs.,  10-13 yrs.,  14-17 yrs.,  or 18+ yrs.

See story examples below.

Go on, scare us.


Examples of six-word scary stories:


Death extends his hand, smiling; “Deal?”        ~ A. Jones

Your yearbook picture has gone viral.               ~ Unknown

Home alone; the tap turns on.                             ~ Anonymous

Car wheels screech, training wheels spin.          ~ E. Welsh

A maggot wriggling, inside my lollipop.              ~ D. Arsenault