It’s that time again. Yesterday the WD staff and I sat down and went through 296 submissions for the March/April Your Story contest. The prompt was “Two boys attempt to pull an April Fool’s Day joke on a female classmate, only to find out that she’s the one fooling them.”

We always enjoy keeping track of monsters, fantastic creatures, and obscure pop-culture references when we read through the submissions. I’m pleased to say that this batch didn’t disappoint. In fact, when I got home my wife took a stab at the cast of characters that might have played a role in this fictional April Fool’s prank. “Lemmie guess… Shatner?” she asked. “YES!” I was able to reply. (It was actually a group of people wearing Captain Kirk halloween masks a’la Michael Myers… but, hey, I’m counting it because the words “The Shatman” graced the pages).

Without further ado, here is our tally:

  • Vampires- 3
  • Anthropomorphic animals- 3
  • Werewolves- 2
  • Zombies- 2
  • References to Axe® body spray- 2
  • Angel- 1
  • Transvestite- 1
  • Out of body experience – 1
  • Cannibal- 1
  • Witch- 1
  • Living doll- 1
  • Ninja- 1
  • Half-unicorn- 1
  • William Shatner- 1

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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