Submission Guidelines for the Candy Cornelius Halloween Short Story Competition:
THEME: Contestants are asked to produce and post to this forum, Scary Halloween stories that could one day be published in a book and marketed on Amazon to boys and girls(ages 9 and up) who already wish they could be the opposite sex.
(Don’t use big words or sentences that confuse young readers, causing them to Google a definition, or worse yet, have to look it up in the dictionary.)
CHARACTERS: ‘Candy Cornelius’— A transsexual; ‘Barreto’, her black cat; and any other characters the short story writer wishes to form.
SETTING: New York City, 2012
MOOD: Positive for the gay community, yet terrifying for the parent reader, tucking their child to bed.
(Submissions that bash the gay or transgender community in any way will not be presented to the contest judge. The judge will be a former ABC anchorwoman trainee who left a career working with Barbara Walters for a career in a Brooklyn hospital, filled with psychiatric patients: Diva, Miss Phuong Nuygen, a former co-worker of mine.)
PLOT: Each plot is different, to be created and submitted by by each contestant by October 30th. Post submissions in this forum any time, from now until midnight then, under the title, “Candy Cornelius”.
This $20 contest may lead to the creation of a book, and quite possibly, a Hollywood flick that will be worshiped like the Rocky Horror Picture Show, by the masses of sex-changing, on-line children of tomorrow.
As with the contests sponsored here in years past, Phuong will not visit the forum to read. I will harvest them all on Halloween, print them upon paper, double-spaced, and deliver them the judge at a coffee shop somewhere in the city in early November. She will make her decision long before the terror created is forgotten.
Good luck, and don’t forget the cat, Barreto.
ONE LAST RULE: All stories must include this one- liner from Candy Cornelius’s painted red lips–
“I’ll scratch your eyes out, bitch!”
Contest Update (11/4/12)
Here are links to the contest finalist. Announcement of the winner will be posted as soon as the judge makes her decision.
Story By czuckufarley
Story By rytis
Story By fishrman