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Finalists Announced in Spooky Short Stories Contest

Our call for the next Edgar Allan Poe was answered by dozens of creative writers and the top three have been selected.

Written by Kristina Woods Butler

The Office of Communications and Marketing held a short story contest, inviting faculty, staff, students and Texas Tech fans to submit their spookiest stories for the October edition of the Texas Tech Today monthly e-newsletter. Submissions were judged on originality and creativity.

The Office of Communications and Marketing held a short story contest, inviting faculty, staff, students and Texas Tech fans to submit their spookiest stories to be published in the October edition of the Texas Tech Today monthly e-newsletter. Submissions were judged on originality and creativity.

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s contest and enjoy reading!

First Place: “The Buddy Holly Society” by Carl Seiler. Carl is a Texas Tech Alumnus from Frisco, who graduated in Aug. 2009 with a degree in history.

Second Place: “A Tower of Burden” by Mick Hernandez. Mick is a Texas Tech parent of mass communications major Adam Hernandez. Mick is a software analyst for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth.

Third Place: “After Midnight” by Aaron Brocklehurst. Aaron is an office manager in Texas Tech’s Office of Quality Service & Professional Development.

Honorable Mention: “The Other Side of Texas Tech” by Keri Enos. Keri is a 6th grader in Kim Turner’s English class at the Margaret Talkington School for Young Women Leaders in Lubbock.

For good measure, we have thrown in a story from our resident spooky short story writer here in the OCM, Cory Chandler.

Entries were converted to PDF and were not corrected for grammar or spelling.

Related

Want to read more spooky stories. Check out the book “Spooky Texas Tales” by Tim Tingle and Doc Moore, Illustrated by Gina Miller and published by Texas Tech University Press.

Read more spooky stories by Cory Chandler.

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One Response to “Finalists Announced in Spooky Short Stories Contest”

  1. Paul Aguilar Says:

    Now lets have a spooky pictures from campus contest since I didn’t even know there was a spooky story contest, and its over.

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