Black Labyrinth Anthology I : Possession Writing Contest Results and Honorable Mentions

September 19, 2019

Thank you to everyone who wrote and submitted stories for our writing contest for Black Labyrinth Anthology I : Possession. We were impressed and thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories. This page lists the winners of the contest and gives Honorable Mentions to everyone who submitted to our contest, followed the guidelines and replied to our e-mail asking for information for this page. The Honorable Mentions list will occasionally be updated when other authors reply to our requests for information. Everyone who submitted stories for our contest and followed the guidelines will be receiving an ebook of Black Labyrinth Anthology I : Possession for free which is now scheduled for a 2020 publication. You can support the project by preordering it today by clicking here

The next writing contest from Dark Regions Press will be announced in October 2019 in publisher Chris Morey's free e-mail newsletter which you can join now at chrismorey.com/newsletter

Black Labyrinth Anthology I : Possession Writing Contest Results

1st place: Objects by Jon Clark

2nd place: Slaughter Boy by Thomas Vaughn

3rd place: Sleep Study by J. M. Gerard

4th place: Knots by S. E. Clark

5th place: To Whom It May Concern by MK Roney

6th place: Consumer Alert by Red Lagoe

7th place: Sunflowers by Soumya Sundar Mukherjee

Honorable Mentions (Author Name - Story Title - Website)

  • Angelo Mercurio - BELETH - AMXIII.COM
  • C.E. Rickard - THE DEMON HOUSE
  • Charlotte Platt - Through the Lens of St Vincent's - https://curiousfictions.com/authors/484-charlotte-platt
  • Ashley Gonzales - One In the Same - https://www.facebook.com/groups/176561432962503/?ref=share
  • Oksana ‘Marion M’ Minenko - THE ENTITY INSIDE
  • Tim McWhorter - Burying The Hatchet (Again and Again) - www.timmcwhorter.com
  • Jamie Lee - Recursion
  • L. V. Gaudet - Darkness of the Crow - https://lvgaudet.wordpress.com
  • Frank Babics - My Body Upstairs - https://casualdebris.blogspot.com/
  • Bob Strootman - Fruitfly - www.sattwachai.com
  • Evan Pacewicz - Sitgreaves - @thescentofdust (Instagram)
  • Rachel Unger - IN THE LABYRINTH - www.fictionbuffet.com
  • Joanna Parypinski - I WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU - http://joannaparypinski.com
  • Michael Picco - Dispossessed - amazon.com/author/michaelpicco
  • Simon Dessloch - MY JUNGLE BOOK
  • Richard Welch - Silvertongue - Sigmaverse.com
  • Dorothy Channaj - The Warmth Within
  • Susan E. Abramski - Twinning
  • Carolyn - Kat and Mouse 4700k words - https://www.facebook.com/carolyncharronauthor/
  • H.A. Eilander - The Skin Artist - https://www.twitter.com/eila_holly
  • Eckhart Crowther - LIEBIG’S LAW
  • David T. Griffith - TAKEN IN - https://dtgriffith.com/
  • Stephanie Horton - The Red Box - shorton1427.wixsite.com/website
  • Adam Knight - Die By The Sword - www.adamknightbooks.com
  • Laura J. Campbell - ONE OF THIRTY-SIX - https://www.amazon.com/Laura-J.-Campbell/e/B07K6SZJJ9
  • Michael Abrams - THE FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLY
  • Jason Korolenko - THE INTERVENTION - jasonkorolenko.com
  • Marty Young - Out in the Dark with the Other Monsters - http://www.martyyoung.com
  • Márcio Benjamin - THE OLD SILVER - www.facebook.com/oterrordemarciobenjamin
  • Tabitha Thompson - Inspiration - www.tabithathompson391.wordpress.com
  • Ross Larson - TURN TO THE OTHER SIDE
  • Russell Wayne Bynum - SET APART
  • K. L. Nappier - Below - www.klnappier.net
  • Olaf McLaughlin - Life Hacked - https://medium.com/vulture-droppings
  • Majo Pavlovic - BROTHERS
  • Sealey Andrews - Deeds of the Body - www.thegirlinthesoapdish.wordpress.com
  • Roxy Matthews - DUI CRY - https://bluebaloo79.wixsite.com/roxymatthewsauthor/books
  • ROBERT D’EMILIO - THE BLACK DOT
  • Joe Turner - DEAD GIRL'S SONG - www.joeturnerbooks.com
  • Alexander Scott McMiller - The King and Me
  • Tony D'Alfonso - Possessed Memento
  • Brick Marlin - In Transit - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1156291.Brick_Marlin
  • Kat Orman - Let Me In
  • Jeffrey LeBlanc - Sad Man - jeffreyleblanc.com
  • John Grover - I Am The Possessed - http://www.shadowtales.com/
  • Manuel Royal - HIDE - http://donnetowntoday.blogspot.com/
  • Morrison - Degenerate
  • Alyson Faye - The Doll's House - https://alysonfayewordpress.wordpress.com/
  • Nick Stead - BULLET TO THE SOUL - https://nick-stead.co.uk/
  • Christopher C. Perry - Poor Patti Ellis
  • Die Booth - OWN YOU - http://diebooth.wordpress.com/
  • Corby Kennard - IT’S NOT LIKE I WANTED TO GO TO ALBUQUERQUE - https://corbywrites.wordpress.com/
  • Peter Molnar - The Sincerest Form of Flattery - www.petermolnarauthor.wordpress.com
  • C. Lux Hayes - Wren - https://cluxhayes.com/
  • M.R. Hume - Radio Contact - https://mrhume.co.uk/index.html
  • James DeWitt - Gloom
  • Mark Onspaugh - YOU CANNOT DENY THE MINOTAUR - www.markonspaugh.com
  • Eldon Litchfield - HOT 45s - https://barchiel1.livejournal.com/
  • Angelique Fawns - The Identity Crisis - www.fawns.ca
  • M.P. Griffin - THE BODIES OF OUR CHILDREN - http://twitter.com/MP_Griffin
  • R.E. Sargent - AMONGST THE SHATTERED - www.resargent.com
  • Michael Cummings - FLAWLESS
  • Terry Miller - The Diary of Edgar Rosenbaum - amazon.com/author/millerterryl
  • Ari Foley - Shadow Of A Doubt
  • Austin James - Witchbird - https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B071WHTKN6
  • Elijah D Haas - Beneath The Skin
  • Jonathan Davis - THE AZTEC MOTEL - https://howthewestwasweirdblog.wordpress.com/
  • Muhammad Imran Aslam - EATER OF DREAMS
  • Jes L'Heureux - Unplug - https://www.patreon.com/francowitch
  • Bernardo Villela - THE LEGIONNAIRE - http://www.miller-villela.com
  • Timothy Johnson - GOOD FATHER - www.timothyjohnsonfiction.com
  • Darrell Z. Grizzle - INCANTATION ON A SUMMER NIGHT - www.ShadowHaunted.com
  • Heddy Johannesen - SHADOWPLAY - https://ladyspiderwitch.WordPress.com
  • James Goad - A RUNNING DROP OF BLOOD
  • Joanna Koch - STRAY - horrorsong.blog
  • Robert Mammone - Excess Baggage - https://robertmammone.wordpress.com/
  • Audrey Driscoll - The Night Journey of Herbert West - https://audreydriscoll.com/
  • James Dorr - SOMBRAS - http://jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com
  • Amy Underwood - The Plantation
  • Nora B. Peevy - I'LL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU
  • Sebastian Lindeberg - Passenger
  • Anatoliy West - Hillside Butcher - @anatoliywest (Instagram)
  • Daniel Craddock - PILLARS OF BLOOD
  • Lynne Conrad - Riverton Bridge - https://www.facebook.com/lynnemconrad/notifications/
  • Feind Gottes - Sovereign - www.amazon.com/author/feindgottes
  • Kevin J. Kennedy - Thirteen voices - http://www.kevinjkennedy.co.uk/
  • Thomas C Mavroudis - Block 12 - https://denverhorror.com/
  • Vicki Day - THE OCCUPANT
  • Amanda Faith - Solitary Madness - www.amandafaith.net
  • S.Gepp - SHADOW OF DESTINY
  • Maxwell Ochman - The Voice in the Well
  • Stefanie Elrick - The Worn - www.stefanieelrick.com
  • Colt Leasure - WINE COUNTRY - https://mobile.twitter.com/ColtLeasure
  • Jeromy Schulz-Arnold - A WALTZ ON THE WILLOW
  • Jordan Marie McCaw - The Existentialist - recountandreveal.com
  • J.A.W. McCarthy - WHEN YOUR GHOST COMES IN - https://www.jawmccarthy.com
  • C L Raven - Gods and Monsters - www.clraven.wordpress.com
  • Aritra Majumdar - The Face - https://www.facebook.com/aritra.majumdar.73
  • Ezekiel Kincaid - Theodosia - https://ezekielkincaid.wordpress.com/
  • Sue - Possession anthology - suegerrard.com
  • Brice M. Spencer - The Whisper Of A Black Thing
  • David Curfiss - Fictional Reality - www.davidcurfiss.com
  • Andrew Vdovin - SEE ME THROUGH MY EYES - fictiontranslation.com
  • Jennifer Loring - Possess Me - http://jennifertloring.com
  • Howard Richards - THE COTTAGER
  • Giles Ekins - SOMETIMES YOU JUST KILL THE WRONG PEOPLE - @EkinsGiles (Twitter)
  • Robb White - Club Ludillo - https://tomhaftmann.wixsite.com/robbtwhite
  • Pete Mesling - DAMNED IF YOU DO - http://www.petemesling.com/
  • James E. Argendeli - S.I.C.
  • Graham J. Darling - HIGH PLACE - https://fiction.grahamjdarling.com/
  • Chris Campeau - Ender's Hill - www.chriscampeau.com
  • S.D. Hintz - ROSEMARY"S MAYBE - https://www.sdhintz.net/
  • Ariel Bosi - Suggestion
  • Matthew Barron - BACK TO NORMAL - http://submatterpress.com
  • Denise A. Agnew - MY STORY TITLE - www.deniseagnew.com
  • Lorna Wood - EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - lornawoodauthor.wordpress.com
  • Joe Weintraub - INGRATITUDE - http://jweintraub.weebly.com
  • Black Cat Studios - THE GOLEM - http://www.black-cat-studios.com
  • Witchyboipop - Viral - https://benthorror.wordpress.com/
  • Jeremy Thompson - SOCKTURNAL: Now With Added Elasticity! - http://www.amazon.com/author/jeremythompson
  • Charlotte Platt - Through the Lens of St Vincent's - https://curiousfictions.com/authors/484-charlotte-platt
  • Felicia A. Lee - MR. RUMPKINS
  • Charles Welch - Hey
  • James R. Dodds - DREAM GIRL
  • TONY RICHARDS - WHAT DONNIE WANTS
  • Michaele - Troubled Waters
  • David Kenney - When Called
  • Kiki Gonglewski - Into the Storm
  • Peter Fugazzotto - The Shadow of a Killer
  • Walter Jarvis - LEVITATION
  • Alexander Kirby Taylor - STILL BORN
  • Matthew Gardiner - Thank You, Samantha
  • Salvatore Gandolfo - Forgotten Music
  • Lee Moody - THE CALL'S TRUE POWER
  • Sandra Kasturi - HEAD OF A PIN
  • R.A. Jamison - Crippled by the Hand of the Almighty
  • Roger D. Terry - THE DOLL
  • Sean R. Padlo - NINE-TENTHS OF THE LAW
  • Gary Frank - A SECOND CHANCE
  • Lindsey Shehane - THE HONEY GODDESS
  • C.A. Viruet - SWISS CHEESE MAN
  • Daniel R. Robichaud - GOOD WORKS
  • Joe Nazare - I Go to Pieces
  • Tiffany Morris - Autotroph
  • Joshua Bartolome - Kitsune
  • Chad Glapion - BLOOD TIES
  • Scott Wheelock - I'm Losing Me
  • K.M. Barr - THE BABYSITTER
  • J.M. White - PLAY IT, WIN IT, KILL IT.
  • Terry Booth - The Woman in Red
  • W.C. Scharff - The Grief Between
  • David Kenney - When Called
  • Darren deToni - Mind Over Malcolm
  • John W Marin - Zombie Astral
  • Clarissa Leigh - MIRRORS
  • David R. Smith - How Frail the Human Heart
  • Kenny Abdo - I Can't Even...
  • Mary A. Turzillo - Walk-in
  • Charles Donald Jarman - THIS ISLAND DOES NOT APPEAR ON ANY MAP
  • Ben Howels - KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
  • Amira Eton - The Man With The Golden Blood
  • John Paul Davies - COLIN HAS HIS DEMONS
  • Jason A. Wyckoff - BLACK FEATHER BOA CONSTRICTOR
  • Aaron Duke - GRAY BEAR
  • Jon Matos - The Last Surprise
  • Tyler Jones - RED HANDS
  • Nadirah Adeye - The Haint
  • D. E. Karnes - The Umbra
  • Michael Barretta - Anthior
  • John Roland - P.O.V.
  • Eric Edward Smith - UNCLE LESTER
  • Renee M.P.T. Kray - NUM-NUM
  • Lith Amenti - RIDE OR DIE
  • Troix Jackson - In Vitro
  • Amira Eton - The Man With The Golden Blood
  • Jacob William Corbin - Perpetrator
  • L.J Dunbar - John
  • Joey Whiston - LESSERS
  • Lia H. Cook - THE HOUSES OF PLANTAGENET
  • Brennan Gilpatrick - WHAT HAPPENED
  • Cleve Christopher Parker - The Philosopher's Nightmare
  • Joe Nava - Two Hearts
  • Ben McElroy - THIS ROAD LEADS NOWHERE
  • Marshall Bowden - THE COLLECTION
  • M.J. Butler - The Empedocles Possession
  • T.M.Hurree - WHAT BECAME OF JAMES MACKENZIE?
  • Gem Jackson - UP JUMPED THE DEVIL: THE BALLAD OF NICHOLAS ROOK
  • Thanassis Stamelos - Tower's Umbra
  • Joshua Holton - IN SICKNESS
  • Niklas Elmqvist - Birthright
  • Brenda Kezar - FINDERS, KEEPERS
  • P. Edward Charlifu - The Crier in the night
  • Birte Hosken - FOR SALE
  • Eldritch Thrum - GLAZED
  • Paul Anthony Long - The Disintegration
  • T. L. Barrett - I Haven't Felt Like Myself
  • Portland Dawn - The Evil Within
  • David Turnbull - The Wind That Brings Her Perfume Through The Air
  • E.R. Ellsworth - The Lyfe Script
  • Chris Walsh - A Model Home
  • Rick Koster - Buttercup Reese and the Hand of Glory
  • Matthew Masucci - Shadow and Sage
  • Tricia Lowther - The Return of Hymenopteris
  • Glenn Dallas - COLD COMFORT, THAT
  • A. Joel Diedrich - THE INVOCATION
  • Trevor Hallam - of the Dark
  • Jezzy Wolfe - REAP
  • Faustino A. Guerrero - The Skin Of The Spirit/The Spirit Of The Skin
  • P.M.Peterson - The Beast's Beauty
  • Victoria Dalpe - The Rider
  • Leslie Wilson - Lara Leaves Home
  • Russell J. Dorn - THIS HEAD FOR HAUNTING
  • Jonathan Paul Marshall - The Lovecraft compulsion
  • Tom Johnstone - THE TOPSY TURVY ONES
  • Kitty-Lydia Dye - LANTERN
  • Kira Dobson-Dickerson - Playing Doctor
  • Alexander Michael - SOULMATES
  • Kaitlin Felix - THE SEEING TREES
  • Derek Rutherford - INSERTION
  • Wondra Vanian - Peter's Special Day
  • LJ McLeod - The Shadow
  • Rebekah Jennifer Perry - THE DEVIL'S MERCY
  • Neale Condliffe - WINDOWS
  • Dale L. Sproule - The Dream Harvesters
  • Colleen Anderson - Love Bites
  • Nick Manzolillo - You Heard?
  • Gustavo Bondoni - Whispers in the Wetware
  • Greg LoProto - The Thought Box
  • Reyna Young - The Good Bye of Jonathon Robbins
  • John Ray Williams III - In the Company of Mr. White
  • Sam Spinelli - SHACKLED
  • Oliver Ryan - The Whispering Heart
  • Dylan Keeling - FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIGHT
  • James Greenfield - Ancient Promises
  • Lori Tiron-Pandit - THE PROFESSOR'S CHOSEN
  • Stephen Herczeg - The Witchfinder's Lover
  • Kenneth N. Bykerk - The Journal of Caleb Walsh
  • Levi Bailey - EVOKE™
  • Jared Foley - New Vistas
  • Thomas Mueller - THE TALL MEN
  • Eygló Karlsdóttir - Curse of the Wyvern
  • Maggie Denton - COTTON
  • Andrew Punzo - THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK OF GOD
  • Arianna Dongu - OUT OF FEAR
  • L. A. Selby - QUALITY MANAGEMENT
  • Estelle Rodgers - An Amalgamation
  • Todd C. Elliott - SCAMPS
  • Xenophon Kal - I Hate the House
  • James Newman - I Know He Loves Me (He Just Has a Funny Way of Showing It)
  • John D. Ashton - Dragon
  • Christopher Stanley - DEVIL'S REACH
  • Cody D. Grady - SLEEP TIGHT
  • Kevin M. Folliard - DEEP AND DARK - www.KevinFolliard.com
  • Robin Wyatt Dunn - Broadcast Child
  • Dan Henk - Watching The World Burn
  • A.J. Rutherford - SALLY'S FRIEND
  • Zach Lamb - Last Call
  • Robert Ford - Transcript 4301
  • David Simms - ROOTLESS - http://davidsimmsmuse.com
  • Sylvia Anne Telfer - Bang! Possessed
  • J. T. Glover - The Song Between the Songs
  • Olchar E. Lindsann - The Slasher in the Pit - http://olindsann.blogspot.com/
  • JC Martínez - SACS
  • Molly Neely - Possession is 9/10ths of the Pepperoni
  • Stacy Brewer - I Call On Thee - www.twitter.com/stacybrewer01
  • Joshua Parrott - Daddy
  • David Gatenby - The Book
  • Amanda Dier - Down in the Red Mud - https://authorjadeblack.wordpress.com/
  • Liam Hogan - The Dark
  • Allison Floyd - (Un)Original Sin
  • Jim Horlock - PARASITE
  • Donald Conrad - The New Resident
  • René Georg Vasicek - THE MACHINE-GODS OF ICELAND
  • Luke Jay Alexander Tebb - TEDDY
  • Jamie Gist - CLOCKWORK
  • Jessy Mason - They
  • Rob Bliss - GHOST HAND
  • Jay Massiet - THE SHADOWS AT OUR FEET
  • Mark Rich - BETWEEN THE TREES BUT FAR AWAY
  • Karthik Kotresh - FIRST WORDS
  • Thomas Riccardi - P'Gram
  • Brenda Dzangare
  • Annie Percik - Mouthpiece
  • T.M. Morgan - SCARED OF THE DARK
  • Jacqueline Seewald - LOVE AND DEATH
  • Stephanie Harshman Diaz - The Face in the Well
  • Thomas Gore - She
  • Raymond Little - WINTER OF '81
  • Benjamin Knox and Toby Bennett - INVERSION
  • Olin Lester - The Message
  • Eli Jackson Cates - BOOK OF LEAVES
  • Barry Rosenberg - Sanyasin
  • Hannah Trusty - BIG RED
  • Christopher E. Conley - The Cleaner
  • Craig Stewart - HUMAN EYES
  • Joshua Moody - DRONE
  • S.L. McIntosh - Cuckoo
  • JG Faherty - Til Death Do Us Part - www.jgfaherty.com
  • Christian Aragon - Tithing
  • Sean Patrick Hazlett - Dogs and Cigarettes
  • Brian J. Smith - CUTTING CONNOR
  • John E. McCollum - Metastasis
  • Kennis James Smith - The Jabo
  • Nicholas Enna - Voice
  • Nancy Kilpatrick - Mozaika
  • Charlie Hughes - The Cleansing
  • Timothy Smith - BEACH HOUSE
  • Edward St.Boniface - THE FALSE PROPHET from The Misadventures of Simon the Magus
  • Debra Robinson - BRING IT NOT INTO THE LIGHT
  • Todd Zack - Remember Me?
  • Paul David Coombs - A Walk in Hyde Park
  • Jean Graham - Killing Ground
  • W. T. Paterson - The K8tyMac Incident
  • C. Bailey-Bacchus - RESTITUTION
  • Marina Shugrue - UNMADE
  • Robert N Stephenson - Dimentia timore Dei
  • Mswriteharder - A TASTE OF YOUR OWN MEDICINE
  • Ian Delacroix - Longing for Scarlet Days
  • Steve Toase - OHRWURM
  • Sheri Heller - Femmer Fatale
  • W. T. Paterson - Heart of Darkness
  • John Steckley - In the Still of the Night
  • J.B. Toner - ALREADY INSIDE YOU
  • K. M Campbell - MIND MONSTER
  • Jeremy Megargee - Samantha
  • Tais Teng - The Black Goats Grin
  • John Leahy - THE MAN ACROSS THE ROAD
  • Josh Schlossberg - The Hand You're Dealt
  • Jeanette Isabel Gibson - QLIPHOTH
  • Sheila Morgan - THE DARK DAYS
  • Curtis Lee Cancino - WINNING
  • David McGlone - A PICTURE OF BEAUTY
  • Vincent Anthony Toomey - Shatter
  • Dennis Mombauer - LEMURA
  • Nick Bouchard - NAME YOUR PRICE
  • Darren O. Godfrey - LAST STRAW
  • Jude Mael Eriksen - 443566 and Counting
  • Kurt Newton - The Blood Horse
  • N. Casio Poe - GARMONGHAZI
  • Erik T. Johnson - BIRTH CONTROL
  • Christopher Nadeau - NORMAL HALLOWAY'S NOBLE QUEST
  • John McIlveen - FROM A PURR TO A ROAR
  • Jeremy Vroman - A PLACE IN THE GARDEN