What terrors lurk in the heart of humanity? What scary thoughts skulk in the corners of your mind? What dark and spooky words will cross your page?

Submit your scary story for the annual Knight Terror Library writing contest by 11:59 pm on October 27, 2019 to see if you cause the best fright. Can you creep out UCF Libraries staff with a scary story set in one of the UCF Library buildings? 

  • Contest for UCF students only.
  • One entry per student. 500 words or less.
  • Story must be set in one of the UCF Library buildings (John C. Hitt Library, Curriculum Materials Center, Rosen Library, Downtown Library, or one of the Connect campus libraries).
  • Stories with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest.

 Submit your scary short story here

Winners will be announced on October 31, and be immortalized in STARS KnightVerse. First place wins a Libraries coffee mug and construction ducky. Second place wins a UCF Libraries water bottle and Pegasus sticker.

Judges reserve the right to not select a winner due to limited submissions, or lack of exceptional submissions.

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Knight Terror Winners

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Chasing Cars - 1st place 2017, Jillian M. Carver

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Jaw Breaker - 2nd place 2018, Morgan Campbell

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Laughing in the Face of Death - 1st place 2019, Lindsey Wright

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Tea Party - 2nd place 2019, Carissa Barton

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The Name Book - 1st place 2018, Daniel Ceruti

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Twitch - 2nd place 2017, Ryan M. Parente

Short Stories from 2017

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Break Out, Rebecca A. Marshall

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Cabin, Julie Wan

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If Only, Darla Billington

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It Lurks Below, Shawn Felski

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Layers of Flesh, Molly Moustafa

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New School, Eric A. Bruce

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Rain, Rain Go Away!, Tanushree Roy

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Resentment, Margaret Kratzer

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The Cough, Erika Maribel Heredia

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The Karoshi Diet, Karen M. Holdrum

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The Mermaids, Annabel L. Jekyll

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The One True Hell, Michael R. Grezlikowski

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The Origin of Gin Reaper, Sabrina N. Jimenez

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The Puddle, Myles H. Russell

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Where the Cold Wind Blows by Taylor Gianfrancisco, Taylor M. Gianfrancisco

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You are so Beautiful to Me, Ryan H. Ball

Short Stories from 2018

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Forsaken, Samantha L. Dolly

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Miss Martha's Aliens, Shawn A. Livermore Mrs.

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Stay Quiet, Ashley Addison

The Garbageman, Daniel Amaral

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The Sweet Smile, Rina Kurniawati

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Thirst for Knowledge, Rebecca Jaffe

Short Stories from 2019

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Closed Loop, Madison Brake

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"Do not Open this Book", Desiray C. Cruz

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Frightened Friday, Michelle L. Acker

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Hold Them Accountable, Shawn A. Livermore Mrs.

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Persons of Interest, Anne Powell

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Silence in the Library, Kelsey Milo

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Something in the Ceiling, Anna E. Franklin

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Stained Glass, Amara E. Keizer-Quintanilla

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The 20/20 Pod, Timothy R. Maxwell

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The Quiet Floor, Alexia M. Velasco