It’s a busy time of year. So much to do with the school year underway, the days getting shorter, the weather cooling off, the holidays almost upon us. Here are bunches of very short, scary stories to squeeze into what little time you have to read. Maybe just jump into bed and read a short story or two to help you fall asleep.
Good luck with that.
Abraham’s Boys, by Joe Hill
How to Talk to Girls at Parties, by Neil Gaiman
The Doll, by Daphne du Maurier
Nightcrawlers, by Robert McCammon
Premium Harmony, by Stephen King
Sunbleached, by Nathan Ballingrud
The Third Bear, by Jeff Vandermeer
The Ash of Memory, the Dust of Desire, by Poppy Z. Brite
How to Get Back to the Forest, by Sofia Samatar
Bog Girl, by Karen Russell
Hello Moto, by Nnedi Okorafor
His Face All Red, by Emily Carroll
Rattlebag, by Neil Gaiman
What are your favorite short stories?
Each year students throughout Oregon and Clark County Washington are invited to create a poster or write a short story portraying part of the Oregon Humane Society’s mission.
70th Annual Be Kind to Animals Poster & Story Contest
Contest is open to all residents of Oregon and Clark County, Washington, entering grades 1st-12th in the fall of 2018.
Step 1: Review the theme for your grade level and entry instructions 2018 OHS Poster and Story Contest Instructions
Step 2: Create your poster and/or write your story based on your grade level theme
Step 3: Print and complete 2018 Poster and Story Entry Slip and glue or tape to the back of your entry (no paperclips, please). Note to Teachers, please include a class list along with your posters and/or stories.
Step 4: Mail or drop off to:
Oregon Humane Society
Attn: Poster and Story Contest
1067 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97211
For 9th-12th Grade Digital Art Entries: Click here to upload your digital art. Please be sure to read the poster theme prompt for Grades 9-12 before entering your digital art poster.
Contest begins September 1, 2018! Deadline to post mark or drop off posters and/or stories is December 14, 2018. All winners will be notified by January 11, 2019 and will be invited to the A’Cat’Emy Awards. The A’Cat’Emy Awards will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2018 at the Oregon Humane Society.
Poster & Story Contest Prizes
- Grand Prize: Laptop
- Runner Up: $150 Gift Card
- First Place: $100 Gift Card
- Second Place: $75 Gift Card
- Third Place: $50 Gift Card
- Honorable Mention: $25 Gift Card
All winners also receive a special award certificate, ribbon of honor and an invitation to the A’Cat’Emy Awards celebration.
Enter your students’ posters and/or stories by November 1st to receive a $25 Amazon gift card as a thank you for including the Oregon Humane Society in your classroom curriculum.
For More Information
Contact the OHS Education Office at (503) 416-5034 to learn more.