10.22.2010

YAspooktacular story 1: DARKNESS, part 1

Welcome to the first ever YA Spooktacular event!! This is going to be a crazy-awesome adventure. I'm the lucky beginning of story 1: Darkness. 

Before we get started with the story, you should know that on October 29th, the grand prize packs will up for grabs! We have two of them--one for each story--and one for internationals. To enter them you must comment on every post in the story you are reading. We will be checking! When that day comes, you'll have to fill out an entry form here on my blog or on this one. You may enter for both Prize Packs by reading both stories! You can win extra entries and extra prizes along the way by clicking on the TRICK or TREAT buttons that you see. All of the ToTs are optional but a great chance to win more prizes and entries! For all the rules, the full rundown click HERE.

If you don't know how this whole event works, here's the gist. We've compiled some great authors (known and aspiring) to write a spooky story. One author starts by writing 200-800 words, and then another adds. On and on until it ends. (Only, times it by two since there are two stories!) Basically...it's 7 days, 2 stories and more prizes than you can count! It all starts now. Part one of this story was written by the amazing Heather Brewer.



by Heather Brewer


The sun had never appealed to Jeremy Grainger. No, he was made of darker things. Things that glared with pure disgust at the slight golden hint of morning. Things that growled at passersby. Things that balked at the very idea of the light. Jeremy was made of darkness.
There are things in this world that people—humans, mostly—take for granted. They believe that the sun rises and sets every day, that up is up and down is down, and that they are the only intelligent life on earth.
They’re wrong on all counts.
At least where Jeremy is concerned.
He stepped from the edge of the building, wind brushing back his hair as he fell, but no fear gripped him, no terror. His feet hit the ground softly, as if they were made of the shadows upon which they now stood. It wasn’t a long way to the cemetery, but he had to get going, had to move through the darkness, be one with it, before the sunrise came and ruined everything.
With soft steps, he wound his way through the city streets, his thoughts never far from his goal. The girl. The headstone. The end of all light.
It wouldn’t be long now.


Catch the next part of the story over at http://readingorbreathing.blogspot.com/

Remember those Trick or Treats I mentioned? You can enter a win a treat now just by clicking the button below. What's the treat....?

A Vladimir Todd tote bag, an ARC of Ghost Town by Rachel Caine and an ARC of Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer! Just click the happy pumpkin to enter!


Don't forget to check out the other story!

Happy Halloween! 

 Enjoy the YA Spooktacular.

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57 comments:

  1. That was a great start and I love Heather's imagery!

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  2. Weee I'm so excited to find out what happens! Thanks again for running this.

    I think this is a great opening to the story - it sets the scene without telling us what exactly Jeremy's deal is, so we're left wondering... plus, it turns out I really like the name Jeremy.

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  3. Fantastic start! I cannot wait to read the next parts!

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  4. Ooh I love the last couple lines...it's creepy and mysterious! Awesome opening!

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  5. Oh lovin it. Though if Auntie Heather wrote it I am sure to love it. Can't wait to see where we go with the story!

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  6. Great start! Can't wait to read more!

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  7. Interesting beginning. I want to know more.

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  8. I am hooked! This is really a great event! Thank you to everyone involved!

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  9. As everyone has said, awesome beginning! I can't wait to read all of it. =)

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  10. I LOVED this. What a great start to the story. Can't wait to see what happens next.

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  11. This is such an AWESOME idea!! Great beginning! looking forward to seeing where it goes :D

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  12. awesome book... i would LOVE to read the entire thing!!

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  13. This is a great beginning! Am so excited to read the rest!

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  14. wow!! this is starting out great! will definitely continue reading!

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  15. Oh, this has intrigued me quite a bit. I'm moving on to read the other part! :D

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  16. This story definetly has my attention. I can tell that this is going to be AWESOME!

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  17. So excited that YASpooktacular is finally here!

    Great start to story #1.

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  18. So beautifully written! Heather Brewer is AMAZING! This is so awesome!

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  19. A great beginning. Love it and Heather rocks!

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  20. This is brilliant! I am going to search for the next part now. Thank you Heather Brewer!

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  21. Well, I am hooked now! This is a great idea. Fun halloween event. I can't wait for more.

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  22. Ohhhh my, what is he?! This is going to be so interesting. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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  23. Wow, all the jumping from the building thing just reminded me of the movie "The Covenant"'s opening scene! Loved it and I'm looking forward for the next part! =)

    milagp1@yahoo.com.br

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  24. This is such an awesome idea and I'm loving the beginning to this story. I'm heading over to check out the next installment now :D

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  25. This is a great beginning to the story, and a really great idea for my students! I want to try this!!!

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  26. Beautiful start to the story, I wonder what is going to happen with the girl and the headstone...

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  27. Oh so dark! Loved it! It reminded me of The Covenant too. Can't wait to read what's next :)

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  28. very intriguing, a good start cant wait to see how it develops.

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  29. Awesome...gonna read the next one now.

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  30. Wow, that's an awesome start! I can't wait to read all of the next posts :)

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  31. Great incipit! I'm soooo curious to read more!*_*

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. What an amazing start to the story.

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  33. Great start. Looking forward to more.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  34. Interesting start I wonder where this is going!

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  35. Based on the beginning, I'm looking forward to next part of the story.

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  36. What a fun story - I can't wait to read more!

    bleumoon


    bleumoonspirit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. So I was reading the other story and just started this one. I think I might like the darker side of this one better but we'll see.

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  38. What a great idea, looking forward to the rest of the story.

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  39. I am amazed at Heather and how just a couple of paragraphs can get you to the edge of your seat. Very exciting, can't wait to read the next part.

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  40. ohh I cant wait for the next part in the story!!
    This first paragraph has me wanting more!!

    Kristen
    My Bloody Fairy Tale

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  41. It's a great start! I'm excited read the next part!

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  42. Love how it's starting off..
    ^"^

    baby_blackroze@yahoo.com

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  43. The descriptions of Jeremy are amazing... Nice and dark.

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  44. I really like the start so far can't wait to read more Thanks for doing this alot of fun!
    tishajean@charter.net

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  45. When do we fill out this form?? I cannot seem to find it

    Kristen
    My Bloody Fairy Tale

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  46. I am loving it. The description of Jeremy was beautiful :D

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  47. Awesome! Great start to the story.

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  48. I love this whole thing! It's been so much fun!

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  49. What an awesome start to what I'm sure is going to be an amazing story!

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  50. Holy Beebo!

    "The girl. The headstone. The end of all light.
    "It wouldn’t be long now."

    That gave me the shivers! Now on to part 2!

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