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Vile gods and glorious demons.
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The winner of our M.R. James ghost contest is...

...:iconthedreadfulpencil:, for his two submissions "Haunted by the Ghost of a Life Unlived" and "Haunted by the Ghost of My Needs"!

Haunted by the ghost of a life unlived by TheDreadfulPencil
Haunted by the ghost of my needs by TheDreadfulPencil

Congrats! TheDreadfulPencil brought his own unique perspective to the ghost tale: a more metaphorical view...lives unlived, youth long gone. A very bleak and dark view on life...

 "I am a haunted man.
 My ghost is the grim spectre of my dreadful self, haunting me every day with sorrow, unfulfillment and regret.
 Its deformed, kneeling figure grins at me and mocks my failed and futile life as my body begins to slow down and tire, with its inevitable progression into middle age.
 It knows all hope has gone and laughs at the misguided path of martyrdom I chose a long, long time ago.
 It is searching for my suppressed passion in one of the openings of a human body an entity can gain access.
  It haunts both night and day and brings with it the memories of a youth long gone.
 It is the most dreadful of ghosts and haunts me continuously without respite, taunting me with the unspeakable memories of a life never lived. There can be no exorcism and I cannot escape its terrible unforgiving wrath for it is always with me, a part of my very being.
 My escape from its clutches will come only when this wretched and weary man finally succumbs to the release and freedom of death.
  Until that day it will remain with me, its appalling presence grinning mercilessly at my failures, sorrows and regrets. It will continue to haunt and mock my futile perseverance that edges me only ever onwards towards my approaching grave.
  I am a haunted man...
  ...and my ghost is myself."

Dark, depressing, and disturbing, these two entries combine a fascinating philosophy that won me over.

In a month or so there'll be a CLARK ASHTON SMITH contest, so start checking out his work! :)

Runners up:

Ghost Passage by offermoord

The Ghost of Symon's CrossingThis is, like all the best ghost stories, a true and factual account of what happened in a house on Symon's Crossing, a quiet street in a town I shall not name...
    It was a modest family house; two and a half stories, with an attic and a cellar, old creaking staircases that prevented the children from sneaking down for midnight snacks, and finely polished hardwood floors.  The family who lived there had moved in five years prior to the start of this story, and were quite content--even Cecilia the oldest daughter, who at thirteen was developing a rather critical attitude.  It was Cecilia who first encountered the ghost.
    Cecilia was out in the backyard, slouching on a chair in the gazebo where she often went to get away from her noisy younger siblings, Oscar and Belinda; her diary was open on her lap, and she was thinking of a really crushing phrase to describe her parents' refusal to let her go to the local cinem


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The CallerThe Caller
A poltergeist at my doorstep
Lo! When the night falls like a pall;
And not a living soul is about;
I hear loud footsteps outside my door,
And a voice calling, like a shout.
But, though it calls, it never calls to me;
It never calls my name.
Yet it seems to hover very near to my room,
And it unnerves me just the same.
Then its footsteps recede into the night;
And I can breathe once more.
But I vow to Heaven and to Earth,
To never again stand by my door.
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!

Doing a Lovecraftian project! Any ideas, anyone?

hublerdon.deviantart.com/journ…
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nilwilnil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Thank you for the request. 
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offermoord Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Hi people from the tomb. It seems I have lost permission to submit art to the group. What happened??
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm? That's weird...try submitting them again...unless it won't even show you the submit option?
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offermoord Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
yeah, when I go to the galleries there is no submit option,
when I try to submit direct from my deviation, I get this message
 Schermafbeelding 2015-09-23 om 04.46.42 by offermoord
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What about now? Something went wonky in the admin area but I think I fixed it...
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That shouldn't be happening, I never dropped you from the group - let me figure things out.
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Michel-le-fou Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Professional Writer
Old habits really die hard, brother. If you don't know what i mean, note me.
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
?
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Michel-le-fou Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Professional Writer
I read the note too. I mean that you feature graphic art against my literature. You did that since i joined. I'm a bit dismayed and I won't submit till i see a deviation i submitted in the folder.
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MichelxPuabi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Professional Writer
It is very discouraging when you do your best but they decline it without due cause too.
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JaduharaIndradhusara Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for accepting a couple of my bizzaro pix to include on your gallery. It is truly an honor!
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Blush emoticon 
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JaduharaIndradhusara Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the add!
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offermoord Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Thanks again for the request!!
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Crowsrock Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you for adding my works to this group! :)
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C-Conztantine Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the request of my artwork and for the :+fav:s!!:woohoo::love:
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a great artist!
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TheDreadfulPencil Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Glad you liked the 'eyes wide shut' drawing. Also thanks for taking the submission.
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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SelkisFritz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again thanks a lot!
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob, as I say all of the time!
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SelkisFritz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) (Smile) 
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TheDreadfulPencil Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Great group! Thanks for the invite. I don't have to lie in a coffin and sing hymns backwards as initiation by any chance ;-) 
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No, but if you want to please go ahead! ;)
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