TOWSON, Maryland (WJZ) – A Parkville man and his daughter won top prizes for their stories in a horror story writing competition hosted by the Baltimore County Public Library, the library system said Monday.
The Tales of the Dead Short Horry Story contest challenges writers to write stories in August on the theme of “Ghosts in the Graveyard”. The competition is divided into two categories: over 21 and under 21.
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The library system has been running the competition since 2016, but said the jury had never seen the father and daughter win their respective categories.
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The library said David Sloan won first place for “A Hole on the Edge of the Woods”, the story of a young fox whose curiosity takes over on Halloween night.
His daughter, Polly Sloan, a seventh grade student at Parkville Middle School, won first place for “The Letters from No One,” about a man receiving mysterious and terrifying letters predicting his imminent death, the library system said.
“My daughter and I really enjoyed this challenge and had fun doing our best to outdo and scare each other,” said David Sloan. “Storytelling is an important part of our family identity, so we look forward to more challenges like this to inspire our creativity. ”
The two winners were invited to read at Baltimore County Public Library’s Annual Theme of Poems Outside Partyl October 16.
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