Sunday, October 15, 2006

Halloween Writing Contest

Every now and then we run fun contests to encourage people to think 'out of the box' and think about an experience long forgotten but extremely interesting. In the spirit of Halloween, our current writing contest explores near-death experiences: we're looking for stories where you almost died.

I know, that sounds morbid. But so is a holiday where we celebrate death. And in this case, we're celebrating NOT dying.

When people say 'near death experiences' they usually think of things involving a tunnel and a light. Most people cannot relate to that. But if you really think about it, we've all at some point been perilously close to being addressed as 'dearly departed.' Maybe you had a bad illness when you were a kid, maybe you were on a flight that was a little too bumpy, maybe a car smashed into yours... come to think of it, we're all lucky to be alive.

Share your story. Win $50 in Barnes and Noble Gift Certificates, or up to $15 in iTunes downloads. The contest is open to all of our members, new and returning.

Fpr details, check out the Halloween Writing Contest page.

And while you think of your own near-horror stories, you can take a look at the current submissions in the I Had a Near Death Experience group afor the Halloween contest.

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