Short Story Contest 29 Theme: A Dark Secret Open to all, newbies and established members alike. Please post your entries in this thread. At the deadline I will collate all entries and put them forward for voting in a seperate thread. Sadly there are no prizes but honour on offer. The winning entry will be stickied until the next competition winner. Theme: A Dark Secret (courtesy of member Saphael). Any interpretation valid. Suggested Length: 500 - 3000 words. Deadline for entries: October 1st 2008 17.00 (UK local) (The next contest will be themed 'An Unexpected Hero' courtesy of the suggestion made by member daemon if you wish to start preparing an entry early.) There is a ten percent leniency above and below the upper and lower word limits, respectively. Please try to stick within these limits. Any piece outside of the suggested limit will still be entered into the contest but flagged as such. Try to make your story complete and have an ending rather than be an extract from a larger one and please try to stick to the topic. Any piece outside of the topic will be dealt with in a piece by piece manner to decide its legitamacy for the contest. Submissions may not have been previously posted on this site, nor may they be posted for review until voting has closed. Please try to refrain from itallicising, bolding or indenting any text to help avoid disappointment. These stylistics do not reproduce when I copy-paste them into the voting thread. Please remember to give your piece a title and give its word count in brackets at the top of your story. Thanks and good luck.