Congratulations to Resa Haile, our Horror Haiku Winner!

Frankenzombie Tee

Frankenzombie Tee (hers is short sleeved)

And we have a winner! Congratulations to Resa Haile, the winner of our Horror Haiku contest. She has won a one-of-a-kind Frankenzombie t-shirt with her haiku printed on the back, a signed copy of the original Proof Copy of “Things That Go Bump In My Head” (a collection of my short stories) which will become worth lots of money in the unlikely event that I at some point become famous, and… a signed bookmark and an eBook short story just for entering. Her Frankenzombie t-shirt will have the design pictured to the right in front, and the haiku as shown above, on the back of it.

Our Winner:

Resa Haile is a writer and artist, working on a comic paranormal mystery novel.  Her haiku won first place in a poll on Facebook, posted here:

Because the poll was anonymous, voters were able to select a winner based on the strength of their writing rather than just voting for their friends and this was not just a popularity contest.

She won for her haunting haiku, below:

“Shadows fall down hard
There, the crash of breaking glass
A heart stops beating”

The artwork to with the red “Winner” seal will appear on the back of her t-shirt, and the front of it will have the Frankenzombie artwork. After creating this custom design, I took it down, so she will be the only one who can have this special t-shirt.

However, the rest of you are welcome to order a regular Frankenzombie t-shirt that doesn’t have the poem on the back of it. Also.. don’t forget, the one-color Frankenzombie t-shirt design will be available to the winner of the costume contest we are having on October 30th at Laurel Bookstore.

Honorable Mentions

Back of Winning T-Shirt

Back of Winning T-Shirt with Haiku

We would also like to give a shout out to our two tied-for-second-place haikus:

“The moon is full,
My body change is grim.
I, the werewolf, howl”

– Kay Zieger


“Outside my window
Vague shapes hover, leering in…
Good day to stay in.”

– Beth Johnson

Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest. I have to say this is the most fun I’ve had since the Zombie contest several months ago. I’ll be announcing the September contest in a couple of days.

Tomorrow, we will have writer’s interview with Hollis Jay, author of “The Ever”.

~ by Sumiko Saulson on September 2, 2012.

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