A few days ago, I got an email from Lauren Myracle, author of the TTYL series and a very scary horror novel called Bliss. It was a challenge . . .
to a Scare-a-thon!
Now, a Scare-a-thon is possibly the scariest thing you can be challenged to, at least in modern times. To survive it, you must face your greatest fear, and then blog it.
If you succeed, you’ll have learned something about yourself, something rich and squishy from your subconscious. But on the other hand, you could die of fear!
So don’t try this at home.
Also challenged were M.T. Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Meg Cabot, Cassandra Clare, Melissa De La Cruz, John Green, Shannon Hale, Maureen Johnson, Stephenie Meyer, Kirsten Miller, Sarah Mlynowski. I link to some other Scare-a-thon entries below, and will update them as more appear on the interwebs.
Here’s my entry:
Okay, not so much scary as disgusting. But it was scary to me.
As for my fellow Scare-a-thon members, I dare you to watch this scarifying video entry from Shannon Hale, in the spirit of Blair Witch Project.
And here’s Meg Cabot’s blog entry, for all you fairy-phobes.
Not to be outdone, Lauren herself met the challenge by learning the dance to “Thriller”.
Finally, here’s where we discover that Melissa de la Cruz is afraid of . . . dentistry!
I’ll be updating as the other entries in Scare-a-thon 2008 appear.
Still to come:
Let’s get going, dudes.
Kirsten Miller faces her fear of eggs.