With the philosophy in mind that anything can be scary, The Midnight Society brings you Top Scare, a new flash fiction contest.

The Contest

Post to the comments section below a piece of flash fiction (700 words or fewer) about the seemingly benign noun of the month. This month’s benign noun is a mailbox.

Here are some images that could get you thinking, but you are not required to use them:

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The Prize

On Sunday, October 5, the Top Scare of all the entries will be announced. The winner gets a badge specially designed for that month. What will it look like? Play to find out!

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