FIRST PLACE WINNER in 4thewords Fire Legends of Gantsu Writing Contest! (Official Booksie contest sponsored by 4thewords.com) The Beast of Stone manage to attain first place from out of 50 contestants, granting me the reward of "1st Place: $100 + 1 Year Subscription on 4thewords.com" ! Read more from the contest page: https://www.booksie.com/contest/4thewords+Fire+Legends+of+Gantsu+Writing+Contest-3#i8iZduB4BD7fOl7w.99 ALSO, First Place Winner in Crazygirl's "Scream of Terror" Halloween Short Story Contest! As taken from Crazygirl's news page- "For first place: S. K. InkSlinger who wrote the short story The Beast of Stone. The Beast of Stone was full of mystery and suspense. It had a very frightful turn for the worse. It was full of great detail. I would thoroughly recommend this book to any of you horror loving readers out there looking for a good scary short story to read." First book of The Pits of Fear horror short stories collection.