You guys really outdid yourselves with the first annual PARANORMAL HAIKU contest. I've had so much fun reading all the entries. I've also been left with quite the knot in my belly trying to pick winners. Angst! Angst!
Here's how it's going down. I've selected my top three entries in the following categories:
Best NIGHTSHADE relevance
+ Stephanie's incredible array of Buffy haiku gets her name in the hat. My personal faves:
Death? Survived it twice.
I'm Buffy. You're History!
She even incorporated a Spike quote:
Going out to eat
Vampires never dine alone
Happy Meals with legs
THE NOMINEES ARE:
A night bird twittered
at the window, tapped the sill.
A chirp then a claw.
The Bermuda Triangle
Doesn't leave a trace
leaves fall from the trees
and make rainbows on the ground
for me to walk on
There's a poltergeist
Living in my upstairs bath
Shower's always cold.
Yar, before argh scallywag
or else walk the plank
Zombies can eat brain
I wish I was a zombie
Instead I eat cake
Best NIGHTSHADE relevance: (I picked four here, since Lynsey's name will already be in for best drama)
heads thrown back, ears flat,
wolves howled the moon loose from its
mooring in the trees
There will be a war
and i will lead from the front,
yellow eyes burning
Invading my dreams
Hiding in the shadows, my
demons never leave
"I will find you, girl"
Menacing demons whisper
Oh wait, that's my mom
*This haiku is relevant to NIGHTSHADE because it's exactly the kind of joke Calla would make about her mother
Now we have our very own Sorting Hat.
Of these 10 I have drawn 1 random name!
THE WINNER OF THE FIRST SIGNED NIGHTSHADE ARC GIVEAWAY IS:
Congratulations, KD Bryan! Email your address to andreacremerwrites (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll send an ARC to you!
Watch the blog for many more chances to win a signed ARc - and in ways other than writing haiku - prior to the October 19 release date. Thanks so much for your entries!
Before signing off I need to give a shout out to a lifelong best friend whose haiku really put me in stitches! Honorable Mention and Happy Birthday to:
No pet unicorn,
for the millionth and last time.
He will poke someone’s eye out.
My sandwich is gone!
From the huge footprints I’d guess
the sasquatch got it.
is making me money from
crop circle tourists.