Everything is going to be fine. 

Everything is going to be fine. 

Everything is going to be fine. Really, everything is going to be fine. 

Everything is going to be fine. 

Stop overreacting. Everything is going to be fine. 

It's going to be fine. Stop worrying. Everything is going to be fine. 

It just sounds bad. We'll be fine. Everything is going to be fine. 

Everything is going to be fiiiine. 

Everything is going to be fine. 

For god's sake, everything -- no, stop it. Please just stop. Just... listen. Okay? Everything's going to be fine. Everything's going to be fine

Just -- just turn off the TV, put your phone on silent. Lock the doors. Draw the blinds. Leave the lights off. 

Be quiet. For god's sake, be quiet.

Everything is going to be fine. Everything is going to be fine

It's that time of year again. Let's try to scare each other.

Write an original scary story. Write a horror-themed poem. Node a story that is in the public domain. Write a factual writeup that is about horror or scary stuff. Write a biography of a writer or actor closely associated with the horror genre. Create a review of a horror film or story. It can be any length and any topic -- as long as it's scary.

What's the runtime for the Quest? The entire month of October, plus November 1, server time. Halloween is too awesome to limit to just one day a year.

If you need inspiration, or if you just want to see some more of the scary stories that Everythingians have produced, check out our previous horror quests: I can make you howl. And vice versa. Let's get down to business., Everything Quests: Scary Stories, The Blood is the Life: A Frightful Halloween Quest, They Hunger For Nodes: An e2 Halloween Scary Story Quest, I Will Show You Fear in a Handful of Text: The 2005 Halloween Horrorquest, It's the Season for Graves Cracking: The 2006 Quest for Fear (a deleted quest announcement, unfortunately), The Poet and the Worm, The Night's Plutonian Shore: The 2007 Halloween Horrorquest, Necronodecon: The 2008 Halloween Horrorquest, Pickman's Nodegel: The 2009 Halloween Horrorquest, Ten Years of Terror: The 2010 Halloween Horrorquest, The Nodegel from Yuggoth: The 2011 Halloween Horrorquest, Children of the Night: The 2012 Halloween Horrorquest, 13 O'Clock: The 2013 Halloween Horrorquest, No More Room in Hell: The 2014 Halloween Horrorquest, In the Nodes of Madness: The 2015 Halloween Horrorquest, Grisly Ghouls from Every Tomb: The 2016 Halloween Horrorquest, We All Float Down Here: The 2017 Halloween Horrorquest, Tender Lumplings Everywhere: The 2018 Halloween Horrorquest, The Culture of Fear: The 2019 Halloween Horrorquest, Send More Paramedics: The 2020 Halloween Horrorquest, and Behold a Pale Horse: The 2021 Halloween Horrorquest.

Again, the Quest will run for the entire month of October and November 1. If you post early or late -- too bad, so sad.

When you write a story for the Quest, just /msg me with the node title, then softlink your writeup to this node. I'll include a list of all the Quest participants below.

So start thinking horror, boils and ghouls. Halloween is coming. Let's scare each other.

The Pendulum Clock by lostcauser
The Crying Vine by henry flower
Automate My House Fully Please by Chord
When your imaginary life is interrupted unapologetically by your real one by Silverai_me

X by JD
7 Days to Die by wertperch
Howard's Mill by JD
The Velvet Vampire by JD
Nope by JD

October 16, 2022 by JD
October 31, 2022 by Chord

The Horrorquest is ended for another year! Thank you all for your enthusiastic participation!

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