“All Hallows’ Eve” – hear the whispering voices … began as a Halloween flash fiction writing contest on Facebook, sponsored by Sharon Van Orman.
Writer ‘friends’ joined in and produced the harrowing, spine-chilling short stories found in this collection.
The contest ran for the month of October and each week’s twenty-five entries were voted on with comments; the story with the most comments won.
The winning writers of the first four weeks competitions then competed for an ‘author’s dream’ prize package of free ebooks, paperbacks, hardcovers, gift cards and more.
But everyone agreed all the stories were excellent…
The Facebook thread exploded. Comments and new ‘friends’ were acquired … all with the same goal … writing!
This is not one person’s achievement, but a collective of people from around the block and around the world.
“Hal L. O’ween” is the pen-name of a group of writers from around the world that have joined together to ‘scare your pants off!’
Many thanks go to the following writers—without their involvement, this collection wouldn’t have been possible:
Devin Berglund, Brian Bigelow, Melissa Blume, Carol Bond, Michelle Patricia Browne, Jaleta Clegg, Richard Cotton, Russell Cruse, J. A. Cunningham, Toy Davis, Bella Doerres, Debra Elliott, Jiva Fang, Paul Freeman, Joseph Alan Gharagheer, Pamela Griffiths, Erik Gustafson, Rylee Hales, Denise Hemphill, Bruce Hesselbach, Rob Holliday, Katrina Jack, Gerald D. Johnston, Mel L. Kinder, Merita King, Pamela K. Kinney, Neil Leckman, Tracy Lesch, Rosemary Lynch, Ellen McKinney, Wolfen Lee McKoy, Shannon Marie Mead, Jason Mueller and C. L. Foster, Matthew Christopher Nelson, Sharon Van Orman, Patrick Ottuso, Cheryl C. Ramirez, Martin Reaves, Katherine Rochholz, Kincaid Savoie, Adam Sifre and Splinker, Gretchen Steen, Michael L. Turner, Rahima Warren, Richard A. Wentworth, Lisa Williamson, Sherill Willis, Stephen L. Wilson, Kay D. Ziegler.
Enjoy these spooky bits, for they are what makes Halloween special!