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.
Knight Terror Winners
Chasing Cars - 1st place 2017, Jillian M. Carver
Jaw Breaker - 2nd place 2018, Morgan Campbell
Laughing in the Face of Death - 1st place 2019, Lindsey Wright
Tea Party - 2nd place 2019, Carissa Barton
The Name Book - 1st place 2018, Daniel Ceruti
Twitch - 2nd place 2017, Ryan M. Parente
Short Stories from 2017
Break Out, Rebecca A. Marshall
Cabin, Julie Wan
If Only, Darla Billington
It Lurks Below, Shawn Felski
Layers of Flesh, Molly Moustafa
New School, Eric A. Bruce
Rain, Rain Go Away!, Tanushree Roy
Resentment, Margaret Kratzer
The Cough, Erika Maribel Heredia
The Karoshi Diet, Karen M. Holdrum
The Mermaids, Annabel L. Jekyll
The One True Hell, Michael R. Grezlikowski
The Origin of Gin Reaper, Sabrina N. Jimenez
The Puddle, Myles H. Russell
Where the Cold Wind Blows by Taylor Gianfrancisco, Taylor M. Gianfrancisco
You are so Beautiful to Me, Ryan H. Ball
Short Stories from 2018
Forsaken, Samantha L. Dolly
Stay Quiet, Ashley Addison
The Garbageman, Daniel Amaral
The Sweet Smile, Rina Kurniawati
Thirst for Knowledge, Rebecca Jaffe
Short Stories from 2019
Closed Loop, Madison Brake
"Do not Open this Book", Desiray C. Cruz
Frightened Friday, Michelle L. Acker
Persons of Interest, Anne Powell
Silence in the Library, Kelsey Milo
Something in the Ceiling, Anna E. Franklin
Stained Glass, Amara E. Keizer-Quintanilla
The 20/20 Pod, Timothy R. Maxwell
The Quiet Floor, Alexia M. Velasco