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May 2016 Caption This Contest

This month’s Caption This photo comes to us courtesy of one of HJ’s FB followers, James Maxwell. (Thanks again, James, for letting us borrow this fun pic!)

How to Play

  1. Look at the photo below. (Did you know May is Mystery Month? We thought this photo was a fun choice for that.)
  2. Use the comment section to caption it.
  3. Be sure to let us know what prize you’d like if you win. (Yes! There are not only prizes, but you get to pick which one appeals to you most!)
  4. Newsletter subscribers: be sure to identify yourself. (If you’re not one, read on to find out why you might like to become one.)


  1. $10 Amazon card
  2. $10 Starbucks card
  3. $15 iTunes card
  4. $15 Target card

How to Double Your Prize

Newsletter subscribers will be allowed to choose two prizes. If their caption is chosen, they’ll get both!

That means they have a chance to put between $20-$30 extra spending money in their pockets.

Not a subscriber? Become one here. (Super fast and easy. You just need to submit your email address.)


  1. Open to U.S. residents only. (Sorry out-of-country readers!)
  2. If two or more caption submissions are very similar, we’ll draw names from the Boo Bucket to determine a winner.
  3. Multiple entries accepted. (If you’re gifted enough to come up with more than one caption, feel free to submit both. Just be sure we know it’s two distinct entries and not one giant run-on one.)
  4. Newsletter Subscribers: You can pick two of the same card, or two different ones. Entirely up to you.


Are multiple submissions accepted?

Yes. See #3 above under Rules.

Does my caption have to be a quote?

Nope. You can give the photo a title, write a poem, make it a quote as if someone’s saying something, write a flash story…anything goes. Whatever the photo inspires from you, we’ll take!



Cat on Ouija by James Maxwell
Photo: James Maxwell
Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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22 thoughts on “May 2016 Caption This Contest

  1. It came as little surprise to Midnight’s owners that their most adored feline would suddenly one day be possessed by an interest in the family Ouija Board. Right from the earliest weeks of his life the curious kitten had regularly busied himself with games of scrabble. This latest development then, though somewhat more mystical in nuance, was in their minds a mere logical progression from earlier formed habits and certainly no cause for alarm. Only the fullness of time and a highly intuitive RSPCA worker named Aura Eadon, who would eventually give her life in the battle against the forces of darkness, would reveal how eerily wrong they were.

  2. Darn that Roger! Some friend he turned out to be. Instead of invoking the money-making spirit, I get turned into a cat like some lougarou, and he leaves his drink and hightails it out of here. How I am suppose to work this thing with paws? Oh I know! I’ll just play with it and see what happens.

  3. Just having his ninth life officially scared out of him the kitty just figured was good a time as any to check out the board so when it was his time to become a ghost he would be ready!

  4. Just because I am a black cat doesn’t mean I am bewitched with Ouija power!

    NOTE: (any prize will do)

  5. Sorry….autocorrect did NOT like the name Thackery…..changed it to
    How do you delete comments?

  6. Okay, you all made it VERY hard on me this month with so many great entries. 1st Place goes to Lon Strickler though. That one made me LOL for real.
    However, I also have to note Honorable Mentions this week. Glen’s story comment was super clever. Carol’s Rover entry also made me chuckle. And Lisa gets 2 kudos: (1) for being inspired to come up with so many entries and (2) for the getting rid of Rover one. That one also tickled my funny bone.
    Grand Prize of the gift cards will go to Lon, but I have some nifty HJ pens for the H.M. winners if they want one…I’ll be in touch with you all too about that.
    THANKS for playing and making this month’s Caption This such a success, folks!

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