Last year, dozens of Star Tribune readers submitted their ideas for the first Daddy-O Children's Scary Story feature. Chapters were selected weekly in October to complete "The Tale of the Haunted Muskie."

It was certainly entertaining, so let's try again. Chapter 1 of the 2012 scary story will come out on this blog Monday, Oct 8. Writers will have until Oct. 14 to submit the second chapter. It will be published Oct. 15, and writers will then have the next week to write the third chapter. The goal is to produce a fun, four-chapter story for Halloween that is scary (but not too freaky) for young readers.

Give it a shot. Tell your book club. Tell your kids. Tell their teachers. The more entries, the better. (No more than 500 words, please!)