Halloween 2021

Discord Event

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It is with frightful delight that we announce Obsidian Fleet’s celebration of all things that go bump in the night again this year. We had a break in 2020 due to obvious reasons but this year it is back bigger and better.

Please join us on discord on 30th October from 7 pm BST/GMT+1 for frightfully fun discussions of favourite scary episodes of Star Trek, other sci-fi programs and movies, creepy stories, costume competition, quiz and live writing.

The Golden Pumpkin Competition

This year for Halloween Obsidian Fleet is calling on all members to come up with I-can’t-sleep-ever-again, tales of terror and horror from your characters and ships. The Golden Pumpkin Competition will run now until 12th November with the winner announced on 26th November.

So, plenty of time to dig inside your wildest imagination and find something so terrifying it will scare the cobwebs clean off of us!

What Will You Be Judged On?

It is only fair that you are told the criteria you are going to be put against, so here it is;

The story has to be a maximum of 1200 words so basically the size of a standard readable post. It has to be a solo entry.

Premise/Concept 10%

Does the writer engage the reader’s attention immediately? Is tone, setting and character established promptly? Is the premise/Concept logical, or too far-fetched even for horror?

Presentation 20%

Is writing fresh and free of clichés? Does it reveal the writer’s vision and attitude clearly? Are viewpoint changes and pacing handled smoothly?

Characters & Dialogue 15%

Are characters believable, well-rounded? Actions and interactions consistent and well-motivated

Theme 10%

Does the theme represent what has been set down? Does it scare or give a creep factor?

Plot 30%
Does progression seem inevitable without being too predictable? Is the story interesting and compelling to read?

Style/Tone 15%

Is grammar and punctuation correct? Is spelling accurate? Is the manuscript professionally prepared? Are details consistent and correct?

Please send entries to [email protected]