In Jessica Warman’s novel Beautiful Lies, identical twins Alice and Rachel are connected by much more than their looks. When one twin goes missing from their seemingly idyllic suburb, the other begins to suffer horrible injuries—even though no one has touched her. As she searches to find her sister, the twin left behind discovers that nothing in their so-called normal neighborhood is what it seems.
Inspired by Beautiful Lies, we asked you to write a descriptive scene that feels menacing and creepy for five different settings. From high schools to parking lots, carnivals to fast food restaurants, you all impressed us with your ability to make these ordinary places seem spooky! Here are the ten finalists that will be sent to Jessica Warman for judging.
One grand prize winner will receive copies of Beautiful Lies, Between, Breathless, Where the Truth Lies all by Jessica Warman; copies of Fracture and Hysteria by Megan Miranda, and Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf.