Announcing a 2012 Halloween
You can win a soft cover copy
of any novel written by Etienne – your choice
In the second paragraph - Chapter
22 of The Disciples of the Night, a wooden crate is placed in the hallway
outside the cell confining Nyah, Christine, and Isidore in the basement of Massimo’s
These were the rules:
In fifty words or less, tell us
what’s inside that crate. Sending a picture of the contents is also acceptable.
Enter as many times as you like and use as many different names as you like.
During the contest, we won’t post the entries just the names of the entrants.
Doing so will allow for similar responses.
Feel free to be serious, humorous,
ghoulish, just please no foul language.
We’ll announce the winner
and post all of the entries this Halloween 2012, sometime before midnight…m’wahaha.
Thanks for playing.
These were the entries:
# 1 - Joel in San Francisco
in the box just air. Thayer is a neuropsychiatrist, an expert, and knows the
power of a perceived threat.
# 2 - Alice in Connecticut
My ex-boyfriend is in the crate. He’s dumb as a
lump on a log and just stupid enough to volunteer to sit in the box night after
night to watch for anyone trying to escape the cell. Of course he’d fall
asleep and not see Christine leaving with Lucien!
# 3 - Steven in Maryland
A special pheromone sensor sits in the base of the box.
It’s calibrated and programmed to pick up on only Isidore de Chagny entering
the hallway. Isidore is the prize and Thayer doesn’t want to chance loosing
#4 - Baseball Enthusiast
in Los Angeles (ghoulish)
A zombie is resting in the box. They quietly feed him
during the day and he waits at night for an opportunity to grab an extra snack.
#5 - Saul in Israel (reasonable)
A sound detector that would alert Thayer or the guards
to the rhythmic sounds of a wheelchair leaving the cell.
#6 - Jack in Pennsyvania
A jack in the box! If one of the prisoners leaves after
hours, it plays organ music and up pops Jack to startle them into going back.
Of course, it was never tested and the night Christine and Lucien left it wasn’t
- Ellie Gant in Lisbon (deadly)
Billy the Exterminator
#8 - Billy in New York
Little monster with a motion sensor
#9 - Kimiko in Tokyo (reads
The headless horseman works week nights, Pumpkinhead on
the weekends (he wanted fewer hours and to come only when summoned)
#10 – Big Fan in
A monster with a sensor and big lips to scream “Jail
break! Jail break!” to the guard on duty.
And the Winner is Joel in San
Congratulations Joel, you sly
dog. I am so with you on this one. Thayer is a piece of work!
Which book would you like and
where should I send it?
Etienne de Mendes