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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 12:42:09 AM

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i know on other story sites they have contests with certain themes at different times of the year,and was wondering how many of u would consider doing something similiar here,in the sense that since this is October,with Halloween coming up and everything,what u guys would think about holding a contest for the best supernatural story of the month out of ones submitted by interested authors?
overmykneenow
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 12:50:53 AM

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erm they do have competitions here...

http://www.lushstories.com/badges/competitionwinner.aspx

This was the last last one...

http://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_postst23648_Announcing-our-new-Story-Competition-with-a-500-First-Prize.aspx

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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 12:58:20 AM

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On the home page you can find the tab to take you to the competitions page.



nicola
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 1:01:52 AM

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A new competition will be announced in the next few days icon_smile
overmykneenow
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 1:02:39 AM

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Halloween comp from 2010

http://www.lushstories.com/competitions/halloween-.aspx


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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 1:07:35 AM

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nicola wrote:
A new competition will be announced in the next few days icon_smile



the theme... kitty girl stories, right? :D cat drunken Regaeman Man

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overmykneenow
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 1:13:43 AM

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nicola wrote:
A new competition will be announced in the next few days icon_smile


Hmmm, so is this whole thread just part of a guerilla marketing campaign to get the comp off the ground?

Well played, Nicola, well played.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 1:20:35 AM

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We'll be running 2 competitions between now and the end of the year.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 1:44:50 AM

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overmykneenow wrote:


Hmmm, so is this whole thread just part of a guerilla marketing campaign to get the comp off the ground?

Well played, Nicola, well played.



its a desire by me to see a few more high-quality supernatural stories on the site,ive seen some exceptional ones on here,but it seems like the genre in general,the stories have come few and far between
overmykneenow
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 3:20:17 AM

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chris_brown wrote:



its a desire by me to see a few more high-quality supernatural stories on the site,ive seen some exceptional ones on here,but it seems like the genre in general,the stories have come few and far between


I think the main problem comes from the fact that supernatural stories aren't easy to do here. I've discussed with other authors the possibilities of doing some Gothic Horror stuff but it's incredibly difficult to do it justice and keep within the site rules.

Try writing a horror story without death and with full consent from all parties and it starts to lose its edge somewhat.

This not a criticism of the site rules - they are there for a reason - but we have to be conscious of the fact that they can makes certain genres much harder to write than others.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:28:35 AM

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try this one: http://www.lushstories.com/stories/supernatural/nightmare-in-the-gallery.aspx

I loved this story myself. (No it's not mine) This author has a couple supernatural stories that have both an edge and are consentual stories!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:02:57 PM

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chris_brown wrote:



its a desire by me to see a few more high-quality supernatural stories on the site,ive seen some exceptional ones on here,but it seems like the genre in general,the stories have come few and far between


Here you go. My story is in the Supernatural category, and has been recognised with an Editor's Pick badge.

http://www.lushstories.com/stories/supernatural/first-run-of-the-day.aspx

Exceptional? Yes, I think it is.
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 3:08:39 PM

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overmykneenow wrote:


I think the main problem comes from the fact that supernatural stories aren't easy to do here. I've discussed with other authors the possibilities of doing some Gothic Horror stuff but it's incredibly difficult to do it justice and keep within the site rules.

Try writing a horror story without death and with full consent from all parties and it starts to lose its edge somewhat.

This not a criticism of the site rules - they are there for a reason - but we have to be conscious of the fact that they can makes certain genres much harder to write than others.


I'm thinking about taking this as a challenge since I love horror, esp. Gothic, and haven't written any in a while. But that's the problem - I dont' really have any ideas for one right now. I have one here on my hard drive but it's (a) already published in webzine and (b) has explicit sex but isn't particularly erotic.

I do agree that the site rules tend to lend more to so-called urban fantasy and paranormal erotica (Twilight, Women of the Otherworld, etc. type of stuff) more so than flat-out horror. But it shouldn't be impossible. A couple screwing in a haunted house as strange things happen around them comes to mind. Perhaps the haunting heightens their desire even as it spooks them and the combination finally forces them to flee even as their desire urges them to stay.

Will think on this, though.

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