that time again! Welcome back to Roosevelt University’s Writing Center’s
semiannual writing contest. The season: Halloweeeeeen [read in spooky
voice]! The theme: we decided (well, actually, Hillary decided,
brilliantly, and then we all voted on it) that you can pick the the theme.
All you have to do is incorporate the blood-red, bolded sentence above as
the closing of your story. It can be fiction, poetry, or even--but
hopefully not--a true story! The rules are yours, as long as you pay heed
to the ominous portent stated above. Last spring we had a rather meager
number of submissions. This is supposed to be fun, people! Write
for a chance to win an amazing gift card, and if you don’t win, you will
probably have just as much fun becoming a better and more creative writer (and
eating pizza at our party). In addition, for the first and last time
ever, there will be free The Lord of the Rings Pez dispensers
for the first eight entrants. Would you rather have Gimli than Gollum?
Then enter soon, but take heed that haste does not inhibit your
storytelling craft. This is it, people! I, for one, am psyched!
I might even have to enter, myself!