Susan Berliner is the author of the supernatural thrillers,
"DUST," "Peachwood Lake," "The Disappearance," "Corsonia,"
the short story collection, "The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales,"
and the new dystopian novel, "After the Bubbles."
One touch and you're dead...
That's the tagline in my doomsday series, The Touchers, which includes
After the Bubbles (Book One) and the soon-to-be-published conclusion,
Soldier Girl (Book Two).
In these thrillers, monsters—known as touchers—kill people just by touching them.
For this contest, you must substitute a word for "touch" in my tagline to create an
Here are two examples:
One step and you're dead... (A contaminated earth)
One lie and you're dead... (Motivation to tell the truth)
Winner will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
Two Runners-Up will receive autographed copies of their choice of Corsonia,
The Disappearance, Peachwood Lake, DUST,The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales,
After the Bubbles, or Soldier Girl (when available).
This contest will end on Friday, April 22, 2019.
Winners (based on creativity and cleverness) will be notified by email
and their entries and names will be posted here.
To enter, complete the tagline, "One _____ and you're dead..."
and very briefly describe how this will end the world.
You may enter as often as you like. This contest is open to U.S. residents only.
Thanks to everyone who entered the Monster Contest, linked to
my new dystopian novel, After the Bubbles - Book One of The Touchers.
Entrants had to make up a monster and explain how it kills people.
Here are the most menacing monsters:
First Place ($25 gift card to Barnes & Noble):
The Milquetoasts: They bore you to death.
Susan McCord, Woodstock, GA
Runners-Up: Autographed copy of Corsonia, The Disappearance,
Peachwood Lake, DUST, The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales,
or After the Bubbles:
The Thespilisk: The victim is trapped in a theater seat and forced to
endure the Thespilisk's show, which is so bad that the victim
drops dead to escape it.
(The body is then devoured by the beast during intermission.)
Steve Howard, Washington, DC
Memwa: It slowly destroys your memories till there is nothing of you
left but a shell.
Cole Kise, Marysville, OH