Scare The Dickens Out of Us winners

 The Scare The Dickens Out of Us and Junior Scare The Dickens Out of Us ghost story writing contests are done! All that’s left is the partying.

First place prize went to Tyler Miller of Cheney, WA. His submission was  “Not Dead, Not Even Past.”

Second place prize went to Natalie Romero of Corona, CA. Her story was “Lorena.”

Third place prize went to Julia Patt of Chestertown, MD. Her story was “At Glenn Dale.”


Fourth place went to Rowan Cornell-Brown of Monreal, Quebec, Canada. Her entry was “Adelaine, Esther.”

Fifth place went to Scott Richburg of Wetumpka, AL. His submission was “Seven At Any Age.”

Sixth place went to Geoffrey Brough of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK. His story was “The Archivist.”

Seventh place went to Emerson Mayes of Fisherwick, Lichfield, UK. His story was “False Awakenings.”

Eighth place went to John J. Tomashek of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His story was “Dead Letters.”

Ninth place went to Tammy Francis of Lockhart, TX. Her entry was “Mrs. Franklin’s Night Out.”

Tenth place winner was Letizia Martin of San Diego, CA. Her submission was “October On Mendonca Dr.”


We added three Honorable Mention prizes to our contest.

Our Honorable Mention winners were Michael Madigan of Arvada, CO. His story was “Colton’s Panics.”

And Martin Miron of Naples, FL. His story was “Brethren.”

And Karen Leiby Belli of Doylestown, PA. Her story was “Play With Me.”



First place winner is Ariel Elliott of Meridian, MS. Her story was “The Ants Go Marching.”

Second place winner is Robert Van Aartsen of Farmington Hills, MI. His story was “Giving Thanks.”

Third place winner is Calamity Rose Jung-Allen of Philadelphia, PA. Her story was “Name Omitted.”

Fourth place winners are Clara Francis and Maddie Welvaert of Lockhart, TX. Their story was “Overdue Murder.”

HONORABLE MENTION goes to Samuel Kinchion of Lockhart, TX. His story was “The Green House.”


Best wishes to all our winners. Their stories were some of the best ever submitted to our contest.



WHAT I READ THIS WEEK– Blood and Betrayal by Lindsay Buroker.  The Pakistani Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa.

Photos by Roxanne Rix. Scare The Dickens Out of Us logo by Molly Humphrey.

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