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Rated: 13+ · Message Forum · Dark · #1971713
Octoberfest Closed. Round 41 opens Dec. 1, 2020


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Welcome Text

*Read and understood the rules? Click here to jump to the forums

Octoberfest 2014 Dark Dreamscapes Dark Poetry Contest Banner

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Special Octoberfest Round!

For October 2020 We are featured in:

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The Contest Challenge  (13+)
Join by entering a contest a month for 12 months--Win Badges! Catching up is allowed!
#2109126 by Schnujo


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'And all we feared inside the night / shows true in morning's biased light.' โ€• Garth von Buchholz

*Starbl* Thank you GeminiGem๐Ÿ”ฎ for the beautiful Awardicon adorning this contest *Heart*
*Starbl* Thank you GabriellaR45 and embe for the beautiful Red Ribbon also adorning this page *Heart*

*Starbl* Thank you, Thankful Angels in my Ear for the new big and shiny Awardicon gracing this contest. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated!


Want to link easily to this contest use {item:darkpoetry}
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Signature for winners of Quill Awards for 2017
A signature for Quills finalists to useSignature image for finalists in the 2016 Quill Awards

Life isn't all rainbows, unicorns, and happy feelings. There are plenty of poetry groups for this kind of work (and I enjoy them all), but I want to enjoy the dark side as well. Show me the darkest corners of your heart and mind. Scare me, stir me, make me cry.

Apply to "Dark Dreamscapes to be invited to the group for updates on the contest (every other month only). You will be given instructions on how to remove yourself if you do not want to remain in the group. There are no requirements to stay in the group to enter the contest.

Dark Dreamscapes is a Prompt based contest for any dark, emotional, and twisted poetry, including gothic, supernatural, and horror. For more freedom of expression the poetry can definitely go up to XGC as long as they are rated properly. Please read ALL of the rules!

Prompts may be pictures, a certain number of required words, a sentence, a question, specific dark genre, or genre to MAKE dark, free-verse, or formed. Possibly a combination of 2 or more of these, or even a variety that you get to choose from. Whatever I feel like inspiring you with. *Vamp*


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Come check out the Honorary Queen of Darkness and Prince of Darkness of the 2019/2020 Year!
 
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2019/2020 Honorary QoD & PoD Page  (E)
2019/2020 Honorary QoD & PoD Page
#2232110 by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleen the Dead


Next year it could be ... you!

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Rules Text


*Note6* PLEASE READ THE RULES : *Note6*


Octoberfest Rules!!

*Pumpkin2* Poetry can be rated UP TO XGC. But keep forum posts 13+
*Bats* All Genres accepted including Erotica, Horror, etc, as long as it is DARK in nature.
*Spider* No prejudice towards sexual preferences or racism allowed; I want dark not degrading
*Witch* Poetry MUST have an obvious correlation to the prompt
*Witchlegs2* New poems only allowed for all Octoberfest Rounds!!
*Baretree3* Entries must be posted in BITEM format: {bitem:#######} or ENTRY format {entry:#######}, replace #'s with your poem's item/entry number or look here *Right* WritingML Help for b-item WritingML Help for entry for more instructions
*Monster1* I will not be accepting forum posts as entries.
*Pentagram* Each poem must not exceed 60 lines ~ unless the prompt states other wise. Please post line counts in the item
*Witchlegs1* You may edit entries up until the end of each prompt week
*Web1* One entry per week, per person.



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Entries are due no later than 11:59pm WDC time on the following days for each Octoberfest week:


Week 1: Starts October 1st Due 11:59 pm Thursday, October 8th
Week 2: Starts October 9th Due 11:59 pm Friday, October 16th
Week 3: Starts October 17th Due 11:59 pm Saturday, October 24th
Week 4: Starts October 25th Due 11:59 pm Saturday, October 31st

Winners will be announced ASAP


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Judges Text


Judge  this round:
Roland King & ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleen the Dead

Judge's decision are final.






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Prizes Text

Must have 3 entries for Awardicon to be awarded!!

First Place




         and a home in "Dark Dreamscapes Winners Gallery

*Vignette5* If there are not enough entries, First place will be awarded a Dark Poetry Merit Badge.

*Giftw* If you entered with qualifying entries into ALL 4 weekly prompts for Octoberfest, I will add your name to the list and I will roll the virtual dice for a chance to win the Rare Dark Dreamscapes Awardicon Medal at the end of the month!

Dark Dreamscapes Awardicons

To maintain these great prizes this contest will need the support of donations. Every donation, no matter the size is highly appreciated.




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This month's contest has weekly prompts that run at 4 different times from October 1st 12am WDC to October 31st 11:59PM WDC. Please see Specific Dates Below to qualify for each week!



Prompts Text


October Round 40

Week 1 Entrants. Closed to Entries.

Week 2 Entrants. Closed to new entries

Week 3 Entrants. Closed to new entries.

Week 4 Prompt Due October 31st, 11:59pm (WDC)

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*Vignette5* Writer's Choice - Free-verse or choose a form from The Poet's Garret   or Shadow Poetry  
*Vignette5* May choose any form from any site as long as you can link back to it
*Vignette5* 60 Line Maximum

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"purge black - dark dreamscapes by Brian K Compton

*Box* #2*Down*
 
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Cambion  (13+)
Certain things should never be given life
#2236299 by I, Raven Scryer


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Two Sides to Life  (13+)
My contest entry to Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest
#2236331 by ~ IVELTAC ~


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Demon Came to our House  (13+)
A nasty little tale of abuse and vengeance gone wrong
#2236319 by Words Whirling 'Round


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"A Two-Faced Bitch by hullabaloo22

*Box* #6*Down*
"Aletheia by Satuawany

*Box* #7*Down*
"Hollow Shell by eyestar~catching up

*Box* #8*Down*
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Two noses are better than one [267]  (18+)
Don't be fooled by the halo. Our horns should warn you. Beware our ravenous mouths.
#2236488 by Kรฅre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville


*Box* #9*Down*
 
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Medea  (18+)
Medea argues with her conscience.
#2236517 by Beholden


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"Week 4 Dark Dreamscapes by Witchy woman

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I Must Go  (18+)
The guilt of what I know rips me apart, holds me down...
#2236578 by Emily


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"Doubly Possessed by ๐Ÿ’™ pwheeler in mourning

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"Voodoo Queen by Dave

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"Bad meat [Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest, Wk. 4, Oct. 2020] by NaNuNaNo_Mike

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Between You and Me  (13+)
Sometimes we need to take care of our selves
#2236665 by Ned


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 Darkangel  (ASR)
Dark dreamscapes October 2020 round 4
#2236674 by Rinsoxy


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Twofold  (E)
Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest Entry Oct. 25th - 31st, 2020
#2236618 by Lovina ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ


#18*Down*
"That Which Guides by Andy~~NaNoing

#19*Down*
"The War Within by Bob'n Along

#20*Down*
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#2236707 by Not Available.


#21*Down*
 Gemini  (13+)
Free verse poem based on an image prompt. Dark Dreamscapes entry.
#2236739 by Jeff | R.I.P. Mom




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List of those who posted 4 qualifying entries (1 each week) go into a virtual dice roll for a chance at winning the DDPC Medal shown below:

Dark Dreamscapes Awardicons



1 Beholden *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
2 Lovina ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
3 Bob'n Along *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
4 hullabaloo22 *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
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8 Emily *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
9 Words Whirling 'Round *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
10 Jayne *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Box**Box*
11 Dave *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
12 Jeff | R.I.P. Mom *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
13 Kรฅre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
14 Brian K Compton *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
15 eyestar~catching up *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
16 ๐Ÿ’™ pwheeler in mourning *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
17 Witchy woman *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
18 Andy~~NaNoing *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
19 Contagious๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ Krista *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Box*
20 Ned *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*
21 SL Davis *Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheck**Boxcheckr*



Winner of the First DDPC Medal: #12 Jeff | R.I.P. Mom

View all Virtual Dice Rolls here: Dice Results For: "Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest"

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Please stop by and help raise funds at:

 
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Octoberfest Dark Dreamscapes Fundraiser  (E)
Raffle closed. Winners Announced Soon!!
#2200668 by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleen the Dead


You can get 4 Super-Rare Merit Badges and a DDP Medal or Plaque!!

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Winners Text
Round 40

*Trophyg* WEEK 1

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The Two Ticks  (18+)
He does like it when you watch
#2234226 by Jayne


*Trophyg* WEEK 2

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Over my dead body... so she did [246]  (18+)
Dark poetry to a dark visual prompt.
#2235423 by Kรฅre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville

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Obsession  (18+)
Love is for the living, beyond the grave is obsession
#2235454 by Ned


*Trophyg* WEEK 3

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Amelie  (18+)
Sibling rivalry can make family dynamics complicated
#2236065 by Ned


*Trophyg* WEEK 4

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Two noses are better than one [267]  (18+)
Don't be fooled by the halo. Our horns should warn you. Beware our ravenous mouths.
#2236488 by Kรฅre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville



See all Winners and Honorable mentions here:
 
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Dark Dreamscapes Winners Gallery  (13+)
Past Winners of the Dark Dreamscapes Contests
#1983021 by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleen the Dead


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Visit our Honorary Queen and Prince of Darkness for 2019/2020

 
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2019/2020 Honorary QoD & PoD Page  (E)
2019/2020 Honorary QoD & PoD Page
#2232110 by ๐ŸŒ‘ Darleen the Dead


***Donations can be made directly in the forum below or send to Group ID 1982963***






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