“Your Story” Tally of the Weird

As you may have seen in previous posts, I always enjoy keeping a tally of occurrences of monsters/aliens/strange phenomena that pop up when our staff reads through the submissions for the Writer’s Digest “Your Story” contest. Here is the latest from a story prompt where something goes horribly wrong during a magician’s act at a children’s birthday party (a prompt from The Writer’s Book of Matches):

Category 1: Posing as a magician

  • 2 Vampires
  • 1 Ghost
  • 1 Manifestation of Karma as a human being
  • 1 Alien escaped from an intergalactic insane asylum
  • 1 Leprechaun (YES!)

Category 2: Produced from a top hat

  • 2 Demons
  • 2 Dragons
  • 1 Ogre

Category 3: Other strange occurrences

  • 3 displays of telekenetic powers/psychic abilities
  • 3 black holes/alternate dimensions/portals to Hell
  • 1 Cameo appearance by Ozzy Osbourne (as a youth)

Learn more about the Your Story contest here

Check out The Writer’s Book of Matches


About seescottwrite

I'm a writer and editor. I've worked for Writer's Digest, HOW and Popular Woodworking and have authored and co-authored several books including "The Monster Spotter's Guide to North America," "The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook," and "The Writer's Book of Matches."
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