Bumper Competition - WINNER!
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The answer to my question to be in with a chance of winning the bumper prize was Oakwood Close. Many of you got the correct answer,well done! Thank you so much to all who entered, liked and shared. I can now announce that the winner is:
Congratulations Angela, as you can see, the random name picker chose you! I will be in touch very soon.
More competitions to come in the future, so keep checking back. As a thank you for entering, if any of you would like a free download of Wakeful Children just message me for a claim code. Reviews are like gold dust so please consider reviewing if you read it.
The Prize comprises of one free download of:
- Wakeful Children: A Collection of Horror and Supernatural Tales
- Hag’s Breath: A Collection of Witchcraft and Wickedness
- Sleep, Think, Die: Book One in The Mindless Trilogy – The Zombie Apocalypse: When A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing
- Hag’s Breath Poster as designed by Mike Tenebrae of Greywood Publishing
- Sleep, Think, Die Poster also designed by Mike Tenebrae
- 2 So Lost in Words bookmarks (Official website of S P Oldham)
- 2 So Lost in Words pens
- A So Lost in Words tote bag
- A signed paperback copy of Wakeful Children
The Competition: Comment below with the name of the street ruled over by a malignant oak tree in the story Absorption in Wakeful Children. First correct answer randomly selected will be the winner.
Need some help? Read this extract, see what jumps out at you...
“In the depths below the house, an ancient, gnarled root stretched and moaned as if in pleasure, unheard by all but the earth itself. The sap in the old tree rose in release. A new acorn, small and perfect, burst into creation, in defiance of the natural order; whole and ready, full of promise.
Number 11, Oakwood Close.
Nancy was ready for them this time.
She shifted in her seat, dislodging a large tom-cat who stood in protest, threw her a withering look and jumped from her lap to the newspaper-strewn floor. Other cats littered about the room paused in their ablutions to observe goings-on, before losing interest and skulking away to hide behind boxes or mounds of black bin bags.
Some of these bags had been torn open by curious felines. Their entrails spilled upon the dirty floor; rubbish pooled like blood around a wound.
What remained visible of the walls showed a grey, sickly colour. The curtains were matted and filthy, hanging limply from the rails.
Nancy sat, huge and sweating, in the room’s only seat; a ripped and tatty armchair, the foam showing through in patches like spongy bones. Her clothes, the same ones every day, were stained and repulsive. Her pale, sallow skin hung in folds around her chin, her arms, her ankles. Her eyes were dead blue pools; illuminating only at the thought of her precious cats. Cats; all Nancy cared about, all she lived for. Her house stood, rotten and rotting, food and carpets mouldering; stinking and unwashed. Her cats were the exception. In the morass that was her kitchen one space lay clear and, by Nancy’s standards, clean. It was laid with fresh paper daily, for the litter tray, with bowls of food and water. Nancy was careful to keep these clean, regularly emptying the litter tray into an open box which usually stood next to the greasy cooker. It didn’t matter to Nancy; why should anyone else care? She never had visitors anyway.
But she was expecting some today.”
From ‘Absorption’ – Wakeful Children: A Collection of Horror and Supernatural Tales by S P Oldham.
The Rules: Competition ends Midnight GMT Monday 1st April. No cash alternative. No correspondence will be entered into. This competition is in no way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, twitter or Tumblr. In the event of the prize not being claimed within 36 hours of the draw a second name will be selected. It is up to the winner to ensure they have a device on which they are able to download e-books. Entrance to the competition is deemed acceptance of these rules. If the prize is not claimed within one week of winning it will be given to the second name randomly selected.
If the winner could upload a photo of themself with their prize/ just their prize when it arrives that would be great, but is not a condition of entry! Good luck!
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