Challenges

Bump in the Night and The Nursery Files' Halloween Crossover Challenge

As your humble archivist updated both Bump in The Night and The Nursery Files this year two things seemed to be lacking on both sites: crossovers and scary stories. So this year's Halloween challenge on each site would like challengers to attempt to rectify each issue.

Your challenge is to write an X-Files crossover fic that:

a. Is set during the week of Halloween, is mild to extremely scary, and,
b. Is a crossover with a scary movie, book, or TV show

Additional parameters:

If you wish to write your story for the The Nursery Files
c. You must include a baby, teen, or child character (or a pregnant character). This child character can be William, Emily, Matthew Scully, Luke Doggett or an X-Files character as a child OR child can be a cannon character from the other fandom, or an OC child "from" either fandom

If you wish to write your story for Bump in the Night
c. Your crossover fandom should be one that contains a: ghost, witch, vampire, shape shifter/werewolf, demon, zombie, bigfoot, or some sort of monster. (no aliens)

So, if you want to write a fic with just adults, include one of the scary beings that are featured on Bump in the Night, and if you write a fic with a child character it doesn't need to be any particular sort of scary (ftr, aliens are okay for Nursery Files version of the challenge)

Fandom Suggestions

Whatever fandom you'd like to crossover is fine as long as you fulfill whichever version of requirement C you need to, but in case you're having trouble thinking of a fandom to introduce some X-Files characters to, consider one of the following - even reading the list might make you think "what about ___??" and there's your crossover fandom!

A novel by Stephen King
The Walking Dead
Grimm
Silent Hill
True Blood
Haven
Once Upon a Time
Witches of East End
The Secret Circle
Hocus Pocus
Cloverfield
Resident Evil
Amityville Horror
The Forest of Hands & Teeth
Supernatural
American Gothic
Hannibal
Millennium
Sleepy Hollow
Charmed
Fringe
The Mummy
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
American Horror Story
The Conjuring
Lost Girl
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Angel
House on Haunted Hill
The Ring
Ravenswood
Kingdom Hospital
The Omen
Let Me In
The Sixth Sense
The Grudge
Eerie, Indiana
Resurrection
Insidious
Locke & Key
The Vampire Diaries/Originals
Being Human
Hemlock Grove
Village of the Damned
Rosemary's Baby
Bird Box
28 Days/Weeks Later
Paranormal Activity
The Mediator series
13 Ghosts
Salem
A Haunting in CT/GA
Constantine
Bitten
30 Days of Night
So Weird

Challenge fics:

Burned At The Stake trycee (X-Files/Hannibal)

Room 209 by Neoxphile (X-Files/Insidious)

28 by redfox1303 (X-Files/28 Days Later)

Something in the Blood by FelineFemme (X-Files/Sherlock)

X-File DF1013209: The Walking Dead by theexit (X-Files/The Walking Dead)

Please send your complete story to: nurseryfiles@mulderscreek.com or xfbumpinnight@mulderscreek.com or send a link to the same address if you're posting a work-in-progress


Challenge Requirements:
Select one of the titles below and use it to write a fic that fits one of the categories of this archive.

Any word count, any genre as long as the fic is about Halloween or one of the creatures on this site.


Titles
Alex Yet Abides
Already Dead
Bundle of Terror
Cemetery Born
Dead State
Demons to Donuts
Dying To Live
Each Uisge
The Eyeshine of Nocturnal Beasts
Fox Mulder's Guide to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse
The Groom and the Gargoyle
Harvest Moon
In Death's Cold Hands
Jersey Bedeviled
Kandy Korn
Love in the Time of Lycanthropes
Night Without End
The Seance
She's Hell in Heels
A Sticky Situation
The Taste of Bitter Apple
Toil and Trouble
Torn Down Through the Cracks in the Dark
Trouble Brewing
Vampire Heart
Watching Shadows Move
We Are All Ghosts in This Town
The Zombie Always Moans Twice

Please send your complete story to xfbumpinnight@mulderscreek.com


Challenge Requirements:
Write a fic with a ghost who invites itself to a Halloween party (or one of those legendary FBI balls). What happens at the party is entirely up to you...

Since your archivist posted this later than desired, you have until December 15th, 2013 to submit your fic for either or both challenges. Don't forget to let us know what which one was your inspiration!

Please send your complete story to xfbumpinnight@mulderscreek.com


Braaaiiiiins Challenge

Are you the sort of person who is eagerly awaiting the next installments of The Walking Dead, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Resident Evil, [time of day] of The Dead, or World War Z? We have a task for you...

Challenge Requirements:

* Zombies are rampaging in at least your character's immediate area. Why? What happened? How is the character coping? How extensive is the problem: local? state? country? worldwide?

* Choose one of the following people as your focal character, and chose carefully since you may only use the one you pick:
Mulder
Scully
Skinner
Doggett
Reyes
Krycek
Marita
Gibson
William (presumably older than infancy)

* This fic will be one person's account of events, though they can of course discuss things at length with other characters. So... Write your story in either first person (the character tells the story through the use of "I" and "me/my") or close third person (use "s/he" but the character is in every scene and the only thoughts/feelings readers are told directly are this character's; all other characters' thoughts/feelings are conveyed via the focal character's interpretations of them. A well-known example of close third person is all but the ministry of magic scenes in the Harry Potter series.)

* You may write this story as a crossover if you wish.

Please send your complete story to xfbumpinnight@mulderscreek.com


Scared Stiff Challenge

The fact that fear and sexual arousal are similar is a common claim. Write a story that co-mingles the two.

Challenge Requirements:

* Send two characters into a scary situation (either on an official case or their own time) and make sure over the course of the story that:
a. your characters encounter something of a supernatural (i.e. one of the many creatures types featured here) nature that really frightens them.
b. ...and then they had sex. R or NC-17, please.

as always, you may write a crossover if you wish.

send completed fics to xfbumpinnight@mulderscreek.com


challenge fics:
Die Bug Die by Andrea


Find still more challenges, of a non-scary nature, here and here




Supernatural Beings Crossover Challenge

Challenge:
Write a crossover fic between The X-Files and a TV show/movie/book that contains a werewolf, vampire, witch/wizard, demon, ghost, fae, or other supernatural being as a main character, and have an X-Files case (official or otherwise) on any October 31st be the reason that the X-Files character(s) and that non-human character from the other source interact.

* Please name the other half of the crossover in your headers or as an end note if you'd like to keep it a surprise.

Arouse or Amuse Challenge

Challenge:

You will write a story meant to be funny or sexy. Either way, please include the following things in your story:

- boxers (any definition )
- chocolate
- a knock at the door
- the words "trick" or "treat" in a line of dialogue (one or the other, that is)

Challenge fics:
Cheap Trick by Romantique


send completed fics to xfbumpinnight@mulderscreek.com


Kidfics or Photo Manipulation more up your alley? Then check out the Halloween Challenges at our sister site, The Nursery Files. TNF Halloween 2010 challenges.

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