Each year in late September or early October, The 6' Ferret Writers' Group begins planning for our Halloween party. This is our favorite time of year, because it gives us a chance to get into our characters--literally! We write Halloween stories, come to the party dressed as our characters, and read the stories aloud. We haven't had a dull party yet!
Usually, we set a theme (in the past, they've ranged from New Orleans to Star Trek). Often, we'll pull ideas from a hat (or basket, or whatever is handy) to incorporate into our stories (this adds an element of challenge). The stories range from insightful to hysterical--to published. Two group members have had their Halloween stories find their way into print; Stirling Davenport's "Abba's Mark" was published in The Darkest Thirst (a vampire anthology), and D.M. Rosner's "The Black Cat of Antietam" was published in the Civil War ghost anthology Dead Promises. (See our "Suggested Reading" page for links to additional information about these books.) In addition, D.M. Rosner's story "Hawkin's Perch" was also a winner of Inscription Magazine's "Lifting the Veil" Halloween story contest.
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