Afraid of letting your inner monster loose? Fear not, a new limited-edition range of jewellery from Tatty Devine and Hoxton Street Monster Supplies features monstrous phrases to let everyone know just how you feel without uttering a word.
The handmade collection is the perfect way to express ghastly feelings for the vocally challenged, or when there are just no other words to suffice.
Proceeds support free writing workshops for young people in east London through the Ministry of Stories, which is a creative writing and mentoring centre cofounded by author Nick Hornby.
To win a piece of your choice from the range, plus a goodie bag of extra treats, we want you to write a piece of flash fiction inspired by one of the words from the collection.
Your flash fiction story needs to be 140 characters or less. To enter, just tweet your story, adding the hashtag #monster140. Entries will be judged by author and Ministry of Stories supporter Joe Dunthorne (Submarine, Wild Abandon).
Ready for your inspirational words? Here they are:
Shock, horror, fear and terror: our favourite emotions. Wear them proudly with an Aarghhh Necklace crafted by Tatty Devine from recently-petrified forests.
Hand crafted from slime-resistant malachite-substitute, this Grrrr Necklace is perfect for Trolls, Ogres, and other Beautiful Beasts.
Mummies and Zombies: secure loose bandages and limbs with style and panache with this Urghh Brooch crafted from sustainably sourced human bone.
Another piece crafted from sustainably sourced human bone, this Uurghhh Necklace is perfect for Zombies, Mummies, and other vocally-challenged monsters.
So, that’s Aarghhh, Grrrr, Urghh or Uurghhh. You have until 12 noon on Monday 12th November to enter. Get writing!
Thank you to everyone who entered, the competition is now closed. After great deliberation, Joe Dunthorne has chosen his top terrifying tweet. Here’s the winning entry:
“Urgh, blech! May I be excused, mommy? I don’t like the taste.” “Honey, you know it’s better for you. Now drink your vegetarian.”
Congratulations, Julia! We loved your darkly humorous Twitter tale. Enjoy your monstrous prizes!