This is a quick 50 word contest, openers only - no full stories. Here’s what the sponsor (Dictionary.com) wrote:
Haunting Hooks is back! Last year’s response to our inaugural scary story opener writing contest was overwhelming, so we’re unleashing it again for more thrills and chills.
This year, there’s a theme: Scary Sci-Fi.
The challenge: Write a captivating opening to a scary sci-fi story in 50 words or less.
To be clear: we’re looking for the opening of a story—the beginning, not a full story. It should set a scene, establish an atmosphere, and lure the reader in.
If you’re interested, this is the url: https://www.dictionary.com/e/scary-story-opener-writing-contest/