How to spook malware...? ...go trick or treating with my... shiny new firewall!
I'd love to get a picture of you and your firewall going door-to-door, maybe dressed in a bedsheet, or carrying a little scythe—just saying. Maybe next year? :D
You, sir, will be getting a missive from myself regarding all the loot you will be receiving for your penmanship.
Which brings us **drumroll** to the winner!
The jury did many tabulations. We sat in a big old circle, threw tea leaves in a cup, stirred the cauldron and made spooky sounds, and finally decided that @devora would be the champion for a truly horrifying short story.
Readers beware, this piece of poetry will upset you and cause great anguish:
I wrote all the rules oh no forgot to commit Now I work weekend
If that didn't send a cold shiver down your spine, I don't know what will!
You too shall be receiving a messenger bat, so we can send you boatloads of epic loot to celebrate your achievement of terrifying us! (pictures also appreciated ;) )
Honorable mention goes out to @MickBall for a creepy haiku and some wisecracking about not wanting a hoodie (so you're not getting one). :P
I'd like to thank each and every one of you for your contributions! There were some really great reads, and it was hard for us to pick our favorites.