Helena's Blue Rose Cafe ~ GOTHIC POEMS and STORIES!  March 20, 2013 - April 7, 2013

Contest Completed

Congratulations

Blue Ribbon - The Last Waltz
Gold Star - [writing deleted]
Gold Medal - Jin
Silver Star - [writing deleted]
Silver Medal - Bartholomew Meech
Bronze Star - Red - The Beast This Night Doth Come
Bronze Medal - [writing deleted]

Details

And now for something different....

I want to read Goth horror stories OR poems that will frighten the wits out of me.

What I don't want is blood and gore, writes about cutting etc. Just some good old fashioned, creepy stories that will make me dive under the bed covers.


Can't wait! This writing is new to me, but I like to get out of my comfort zone.

Give it a try, even if you haven't written in this style before!



HERE'S A FEW TIPS ABOUT GOTHIC WRITING.


What makes a work Gothic is a combination of at least some of these elements:

a castle, ruined or intact, haunted or not,
ruined buildings which are sinister or which arouse a pleasing melancholy,
dungeons, underground passages, crypts, and catacombs which, in modern houses, become spooky basements or attics,
labyrinths, dark corridors, and winding stairs,
shadows, a beam of moonlight in the blackness, a flickering candle, or the only source of light failing (a candle blown out or an electric failure),
extreme landscapes, like rugged mountains, thick forests, or icy wastes, and extreme weather,
omens and ancestral curses,
magic, supernatural manifestations, or the suggestion of the supernatural,
a passion-driven, wilful villain-hero or villain,
a curious heroine with a tendency to faint and a need to be rescued–frequently,
a hero whose true identity is revealed by the end of the novel,
horrifying (or terrifying) events or the threat of such happenings.



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30 Contestants
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Created Mar 20, 2013