Friday, October 02, 2009

It's contest time!

In honor of the Southern Indie Booksellers Okra Pick and because I'm way past the time when I intended to do another contest, I present to you a themed contest. Oh yeah. It's haiku time. Here are the rules:

1) One entry per person, overseas folks included.

2) Your imaginative (funny, serious, angry, whatever) haiku -- three lines only, which must have some relevance/semblance of a southern or paranormal nature. Or both. Some examples of haiku can be found here.

3) I'll chose one winner.

4) Contest ends Friday, October 9th at midnight.

Hard, you say? It'll be worth it. The winner will receive four urban fantasy novels, all set in the south as well as a coverflat of my debut novel. We have THE ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER by Angie Fox, A RUSH OF WINGS by Adrian Phoenix, MARK OF THE DEMON by Diana Rowland & an ARC of THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS by Moi.

Contest starts now!


Unknown said...

Vampires nibble necks
Zombies eat bodies and brains
Werewolves munch bunnies

Lexie said...

I love haikus! (though I love tanka verse more...more wiggle room XD)

My entry:
I saw in the night
Dark eyes gleaming with hunger
and blood on his lips


Deborah Blake said...

Dragon Kat--I love yours!

Here's mine:

Witches, Vamps and Weres
Lurk inside my computer
Y'all come over

(Found you thanks to Ann Aguirre on Twitter, BTW--writing an urban fantasy myself, will have to check yours out. Good luck with it!)

Donnie said...

Urban fantasy-
Where badass heroines fight
Creatures of the night

Mel Miller said...

Bumps in the night no longer
Scare me, it's just
My honey, coming home.

Jess said...

The Emo vamp spits
bits of furry werewolf butt
when he was mooned fully

Don't show it to him
or ask him to kiss buttocks
for fangs can leave marks

Blodeuedd said...

Came thanks to Ann too :)
Oh haiku, hard.

Zombie say I brain
Be gone, I call a were now
Limb, brain, blood, not here

Yes hard

blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

JC Hay said...

My turn, my turn!

Ash swirls on the breeze.
The hunter in the alley
Needs a new boyfriend.

JL Coburn said...


Guns, cold unyeilding
Driving back abysal hordes
To reclaim the streets.

Wanda said...

Okra Pick Haiku

Southern fried okra
is all the rage, but give me
a taste of Ms. Gay

Jess said...

JC Hays I love yours!


Hot redneck vampires
werewolf tip to impress girls -
just another bayou night.

Gryvon said...

A vampire fights
ghosts in the summer night heat,
he drawls "y'all're dead."

Unknown said...

Hmmm some stiff competition!

My entry:
Ghosts nibble my soul.
Bite deep, expose naked bone.
Begone! Let me heal.

Keep Writing!

Stephanie Weippert said...

darkness filled with sound
smothering night air is hot
Summer in the south

Unknown said...

Witches, vamps, and weres
Oh my! We're not in Kansas
Anymore, Todo.

Wicked Walker said...

Here it first one LOL

Warm blood dripping down
Fangs shining in the moonlight
Death comes quickly now

laceface1011 said...

Darkness fills the night
The Stars dance in the moonlight
I revel in the moment

Anonymous said...

Sink your fangs into
tasty Southern belles, vampires -
red necks are your trade.

Ashley N said...

Okay, so it's kind of a downer, but I like writing dark sometimes. :) *muahaha*

Blood falls to the ground
No humanity is left
In my vampire mind

Nicole said...

I don't do haikus, but here goes...

Southern fried vampires
Suck the blood from turnips
Confused why they are hungry

Stan Scott said...

Terror lurks at night.
In the swamp, through evening mist,
Two demon eyes glow.

Miss Meg said...

Oh wow, a lot of great haikus here. But the Southern girl in me couldn't resist the challenge. Here's my offering:

Kudzu persistence,
Seduction via red fanged smiles
By night, Memphis bleeds


midnightblooms said...

The zombies attacked
durin' the bar-b-que so
my cousins shot 'em

(That was fun!)

kiaras said...

Depending on your accent, the last line could be messed up; but where I come from it works. *grin*

Southern vampires sip
Their blood with gallons of sweet tea.
Y'all come back now, y'hear?

Barbara E. said...

I've never done this before, so I'm not sure how well I'll do, but I'll give it a try:

The spanish moss hangs
from the trees as the
zombie climbs from the grave.

sarah e stevens said...


Magnolia blooms
no whiter than gleaming fangs
of my vampire love.

Anonymous said...

Even my dog has
a drinking buddy in wild
genteel Savannah

-- ssm

Van Pham said...

Don't know if im doing it right, but here it goes...

Atlanta's Charlie Madigan
mother by day
off-worlder destroyer by night


can't wait to read your book :)

Wendy said...

Walking with a vampire
in the woods
Where's my True Blood?

Jen D. said...

Hi Kelly! Woohoo! I love haikus.

Here's my buffy inspired entry:

He has me cornered
His teeth and breath on my neck
I suggest some gum

Thanks for the contest!


Sara M said...

Fangs sink in deeper
Her blood runs over his lips
Pain and pleasure meet

Beawhiz said...

Here's mine! It was fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Spanish moss drips
from ballustrades in the
sultry night. Blood spurts.


throuthehaze said...

Blood is what they crave
succulent humans their slaves
held by just a gaze

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

CrystalGB said...

Full moon rises
Her heart beats faster
The beast inside must emerge

JAMES WOE said...

kelly, its heath from high school...

open door reveals
the naked fangs of desire
my body a feast

check out

drop me a line

Asylumgirl said...

Confederate vamp
Seeks to pierce the black veil with
Succubus lover

deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

darkness and light meet
with people caught in their grasp
balance must be found

Cool contest!

I just finished The Better Part of Darkness tonight and loved it! I should have a review posted on my blog soon - I'll send you the link once it's up :)

BrigidsBlest said...

shadows on the moon
floating down, they stalk fresh prey
nothing left but bones

Jax Cassidy said...

Slash, blood spills forth
He licks his lips in hunger
Pleasure will be his