You can’t help but notice that the shops are full of Hallowe’en tat at the moment, after which they’ll be full of Christmas tat after which they’ll be full of Valentine tat, then Mother’s Day, then Easter…
An escape from tattiness comes in the form of a bit of creativity, in the shape of a brilliant competition being run by Liverpool’s Poised Pen writers’ group. They’ve come up with a wizard, or warlock, wheeze to offer £100 for the best spooky story sent to them, in fewer than 666 words. Diabolical, what? The bad news is that the competition closes at the end of this week, midnight on Friday 10th to be precise; the good news is that it’s only 666 words – or fewer – so how hard can it be?
Best news of all is that the presentation of the prizes (there are runner-up ££££ on offer) will take place in the Fly in the Loaf pub on Hardman street, on Friday 24 October, and evening which will combine readings from Buddha in a Hat and an open mic session. Last year’s Poised Pen bash, in the Ship & Mitre, was a tremendous success and this year’s should be no different.
So, go to the website, get writing, and we’ll see you on 24 October!