Think you can come up with a scary story? It can be funny scary or scary scary. We invite you to enter the sixth annual Scariest Halloween Story Ever Told Contest.
You can do it with words (maximum 600) or with a drawing (one page and in color). There will be eight story winners, divided into two age categories: four winners will be 18 and older; four will be 17 and younger. Illustration entries will be judged in two categories--12 and older, and 11 and younger--with one winner in each category. Indicate your age group with your submission. And please, we'd appreciate it if you refrained from plagiarism. Stories must reach us by Oct. 9. Winning entries will be published Oct. 30, and prizes will be awarded.
Send your frightening fables to Scary Stories, Life & Style, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053, and include a daytime and evening phone number. Or fax stories to (213) 237-4888 or (213) 237-0732. (No phone calls.) Sorry, submissions cannot be returned.