Enter our Halloween story competition and win prizes

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SPOOKY stories and grim tales are the scariest part of Halloween.

And now your little monsters can pen their own frightening short story for The Star’s popular writing competition - which attracted dozens of would-be horror writers last year.

All our young readers have to do is complete the short story we have already started for you, in no more than 200 words.

The authors of the two most petrifying stories will scoop lots of Halloween goodies as a prize.

And the best spine-tingling tales of terror sent to us will also feature in a special feature in The Star.

Send your entries to reporter Molly Lynch, by email at molly.lynch@thestar.co.uk or write to Molly Lynch, The Star, York Street, Sheffield, S1 1PU.

All entries must be received no later than midday on Wednesday, October 24.

LIAM Bell was on his way to school in Sheffield when, all of a sudden, the skies began to darken.

He looked up in surprise and saw hundreds of birds flying – in the opposite direction, as if they were running away.

And, as the clouds turned black, there was a giant roar which echoed across the hills of the city.

Brave Liam was scared, but took a step forward – he simply had to investigate this mystery.