It’s that time of year! In many parts of the world, Halloween is celebrated by young and old alike. “Scary” can be spooky, or funny, or whimsical, or nostalgic, or mysterious – you can decide how you want to depict this age-old holiday.
In case you wonder where the “flower” is in this picture, remember that the pumpkin itself started as a flower in a garden or a pumpkin patch. The more you can work some reference to a garden into your story, the better chance you will have to make the shortlist.
Let your imagination run wild. If you want a closer look, you can click on the picture to enlarge it.
Winners will be decided by public voting, rather than by a judge. The most recent contest was a great success, and people seemed to enjoy the public voting, so we’re offering it once again. Remember that all stories selected for the shortlist will also be eligible to be included in our upcoming ZenGarden.club Kindle books.
Good luck to everyone!
We invite you to create a short short story – 350 words or less – inspired by the featured photo. What characters, background, stories and plots do you see in this intriguing picture?
Study the current picture, especially any references to gardens within the picture, then write your story.
Deadline: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5 pm ET. Please read the guidelines below before entering.