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In the Dark” Contest

Presented by: Bronzehairedgirl620 and Leon McFrenchington



1st Place: Dark Possession by lambcullen

2nd Place: Grasping Darkness by KiyaRaven

3rd Place: Memory in Blood by araeo

Congratulations to those who won. We will PM you regarding prizes shortly. A huge thank you to everyone who participated and submitted an entry.

The "In the Dark" contest hopes to introduce darker concepts with the characters of the Twilight Saga, primarily Edward Cullen.

We all know and love a good Darkward story – and they undoubtedly do well within the Twific community. The hope of this contest is to promote further introduction of his character, and to hopefully have one-shots turn into, create, or inspire full-blown stories we can all enjoy.

The reason this contest is going on for so long is because we hope that you truly take time to develop an original and compelling storyline and dark themes.

We'd like to take a moment to thank: TwilightAwards, Les Femmes Noires, The Perv's Pack Smut Shack, and Darkward's Dungeon for all linking to the "In the Dark" contest.

Rules & Guidelines

1) Must be between 2,000 and 25,000 words, not including: headline, disclaimer, ANs, etc.

2) Must be a one-shot; must also remain a one-shot until voting end-date.

3) May or may not include smut (lemons, limes, etc); but, must be assigned an appropriate rating (most likely M rating, possibly T) for dark themes.

4) No entry limit. You may write as many as you'd like. Collaborations are allowed as well.

5) Almost anything goes - pairings, content, choices. (It does NOT need to be about Edward; we just like him more!) Strong graphic content is allowed, but use discretion. The hosts have full right to deny entries that are deemed inappropriate. Just remember, as long as your story is dark, it is allowed in our contest.

PLEASE NOTE: The main goal of this contest, other than for fun and to have more dark one-shots out there, is to encourage full-length dark fics! This means... if you would like to write a Prologue to a fic and use this contest as a form of momentum to it, if you'd like to write the first chapter of a fic for the same reason, if you want to do whatever as long as it will be dark and turned into a fic... you are more than welcome to do so!

-Please also make sure that the overall quality of the fic is good and legible. We suggest using a beta!

Time Frame

Contest Start Date: August 30th (Saturday) 11:59 PST (Do NOT post your story before this date. It won't be accepted. We want you to use a month just to think about a unique plot and write it!)

Contest End Date: October 31st (Saturday) 11:59 PST

Voting Notice: Voting has been altered from November 9th through November 20th.

-Voting may alter depending on number of submissions - rounds may be necessary.


To submit, the story must be posted on FanFiction.net by the Contest End Date (October 31st, 11:59 PST). Your story should be added with the Headline provided below.

Once it is posted, please PM or Email us and we will:

A) add you to the C2,
B) add you to the Favorite Stories list,
C) add you to the Favorite Authors list, and
D) review the story with the three accounts.

Multi-contest submitters, please read this: if you would like to enter your submission in our contest as well as another, please add our header to the top. We have received some PMs that include one of the other contests' headers but not ours. We will not accept your entry if it doesn't include the header listed below. Entries written for the "Dark Vampfic Contest" cannot be accepted into our contest until that contest is over, if you so wish to enter it.

Winners and Prizes

Three winners will be chosen. They will be selected by a blind poll, voted on by readers and reviewers.

First Place - One-shot of 5,000 words minimum; signature banner/story cover; mention on Darkdward's Dungeon

Second Place - One-shot of 3,000 words minimum; signature banner/story cover; mention on Darkward's Dungeon

Third Place - One-shot of 1,000 words minimum; signature banner/story cover; mention on Darkward's Dungeon

A million thanks to Cullenitis for agreeing to blurb about the contest and its winners on Darkward's Dungeon.

-More prizes may be added.
-One-shot content is chosen by winner.


1) PM us: HERE

2) Email us: darkwarditd@gmail.com

3) Twilighted thread:

Please use one of these three methods to contact us first. Both Bronze and Leon will be actively checking these three at all times.
Contact us any time with questions, suggestions, comments, concerns, etc.
If you'd like to help by making banners or with other prizes, let us know as well!

Please add the following heading to the top of your submission:

"In The Dark" Contest

Pen Name: HERE
Summary: HERE
Word Count: HERE

For Rules and Other Submissions, please visit:

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Love at 1st Bite by AgoodWITCH reviews
Edward is instantly drawn to the new girl, Bella ter a week in Denali he returns to Forks and visits the object of his obsession.What happens in her room that night will change both of their lives forever.Entry for 'In the Dark' contest. Re-edited and now complete.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 53,017 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 1/2 - Published: 10/24/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Grasping Darkness by KiyaRaven reviews
She dreams of darkness. Lust. Passion. The man she fantasizes about has it all, especially the darkness. The problem is, he's not really a man. Rated M for language & dark themes.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 267,922 - Reviews: 8365 - Favs: 5,936 - Follows: 4,271 - Updated: 4/13/2012 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Biological Compulsion by wuogkat reviews
Edward can't decide whether to love Bella or to kill her. He does lure her away from school during Biology class. Will Alice rescue her in time, or is Bella's sanity permanently compromised? B/E AU For Darkward In the Dark Contest.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Supernatural - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,665 - Reviews: 189 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 7/31/2010 - Published: 9/30/2009 - Bella, Edward
Talent Search by Stephen King Reincarnated reviews
Darkward. Bella and Alice are captured by a group of vampires searching for talented humans to turn. '“I’m not in a good mood, so I suggest you keep your mouth shut, or I’ll carry you back inside one piece at a time,” Edward threatened.'
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 24,990 - Reviews: 548 - Favs: 606 - Follows: 557 - Updated: 2/20/2010 - Published: 10/25/2009 - Bella, Edward
She Was Mine by I am the Lurker reviews
During the rebellious period in Edward's life he found and saved a young Bella, raising her to be his own personal blood slave. Can she save herself before he drains her? one-shot for the Into the Dark contest. Read Seducing the Gentleman Vampire for BPOV
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,520 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 11/15/2009 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Bella, Edward
In a Moment of Weakness by freakybella reviews
In a moment of weaknes Dr. Edward Cullen is forced to do the unthinkable to save his sister from an illness that will kill her unless she receives a transplant. My entry for the Darkward Contest. Rated M for language, dark themes, and future lemons. E/B
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,531 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 11/14/2009 - Published: 10/17/2009 - Edward, Bella
The Pain Is Agony by Frenzy In Delirium reviews
Edward just got out of jail and returns back to Forks. What happens when he checks up on his two loves? Can he handle what awaits him? Written for the Darkward "In the Dark" Contest hosted by Bronze and Leon. AU/AH EPOV One-shot
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,255 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/9/2009 - Published: 9/12/2009 - Edward - Complete
Objects Are Love by Frenzy In Delirium reviews
Written for the Darkward "In the Dark" Contest. "They're not real Edward. Its all in your head." All Human, Very OOC, EPOV
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,061 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/9/2009 - Published: 10/3/2009 - Edward - Complete
And We All Fall Down by 0041523 reviews
She was a demon that had been summoned from his own personal hell to make his very existence more miserable than it already was. Isabella Swan’s fate was sealed. She was going to die. Tonight. Entry for the "In The Dark" Contest. Rated "M" for violence.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,959 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/9/2009 - Published: 10/4/2009 - Edward - Complete
Amber Hell by holly7tree reviews
Oneshot/Edward and Bella meet at a bar. Both are trying to drown their lives out. Together they hope to achieve this. But what happens when someone nice isn't so nice anymore? BXE Cowritten with RL rl Real.Written for bronzehairedgirl620 InTheDark Contest
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,143 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Blood and Venom by SavageWoman reviews
IN THE DARK Contest "The burning lifted. I found Bella crouched in front of me, the careful placement of her body blocked Jane's attack." Paying a debt to the Volturi, Edward finds himself bound by blood & venom to a human woman whose blood sings to him.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,728 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 39 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Haunted by SophiaAnne reviews
Eight years ago, Bella Swan's father was murdered, and she's determined to find out why. But the private investigator she hires has secrets of his own to keep that may make him more dangerous than she ever imagined. AU, AH. BxE.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,832 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 49 - Published: 10/28/2009 - Bella, Edward
Scared again by lanatic reviews
Bella is a Spartan woman, scared of a boy she doesn't know; but he wants to know her. ExB Dark themes; mention of rape. For the "In the dark" contest.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,391 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/25/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
A Southern Moon by duskwatcher2153 reviews
An entry for the "In the Dark" Contest.However, since I am already have a Darkward story, this is Darksper.Just after the Civil War, Jasper makes a discovery in a farmhouse.I know we've all wondered if he had this kind of power. Rated M for lemon PWP
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,726 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/24/2009
Land of the Lost Children by herinfiniteeyes reviews
Something is happening to children in Bella's town. Who is the man at the window, and what does he have to do with it? ExB, rated M for dark themes. Written for the Darkward In the Dark contest.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,573 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 125 - Published: 10/23/2009 - Edward, Bella
The Witch's Abandon by JadeMoon reviews
In the Dark" Contest entry. The witch, Isabella, emerged from the deep forest and made her way into the meadow....searching, expecting. She knew from the very first moment he had spoken- he had possessed her.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,732 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 51 - Published: 10/21/2009 - Bella, Edward
Castle Ruins by LivesInDreams reviews
She left for an adventure with friends. She didn’t expect her life to become part of the castle ruins. Written for the "In the Dark" Contest.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,162 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Published: 10/9/2009 - Bella, Edward
Giving Up by randomgirl18 reviews
Both Edward and Bella have lived lonely, depressive lifes. So sadden are they that sometimes they are willing to do anything to get away from it all. Even doing the unthinkable...ending their lives, their worlds, and any hope for a future. Darkward!
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,040 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/29/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Flashback by Rose Lovett reviews
Dark flashbacks constantly enter Bella's mind, reminding her of excruciating events that happened to her. AU/AH "In the dark" contest hosted by Bronze and Leon.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,403 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/21/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Our Sleeping Torture by shinethroughthedarkness reviews
Edward and Bella both suffer from violent hallucinations. This shared torture brings them together. This is my entry to the "In The Dark" Contest, hosted by Bronze and Leon.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,006 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 25 - Published: 9/17/2009 - Edward, Bella
Devange by Kefe reviews
O/s for the 'Les Femmes Noires contest' & 'In The Dark contest'. Bella Swan has an antisocial disorder and Edward is in love with her. Rated M. AH/AU/ very OOC with very dark themes.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,638 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 9 - Published: 9/5/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Not Long by Book2romantic reviews
The law isn't always perfect. But justice needs to be. Past wrongs aren't so easily ignored or forgotten as we sometimes hope. For Bronze and Leon's Darkward contest.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,140 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/5/2009
Now Who's Real? by Sumomo14 reviews
Edward has always been a sadistic person, and with Bella's help, he's become something else. Now, trapped inside an insane asylum and constantly having therapists tell him 'she's not real' what will Edward be driven to do? Entry for 'In The Dark' contest.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,104 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 17 - Published: 8/31/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Flat Line by TRDancer reviews
The girl beside him was just a helpless victim of his carelessness, an unfortunate pawn on Fate's chessboard. All he wanted was to die and he failed. AH, one-shot written for the "In the Dark" Contest.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,439 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/30/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Memory in Blood by araeo reviews
AU. Edward is an unapologetic "recycler" of the scum of the human population. But when his plan is suddenly ruined by the appearance of a certain brunette, his world is changed irrevocably. **Third place - "In The Dark Contest." E/B. Dark themes.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,490 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 361 - Follows: 151 - Published: 8/18/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
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