Wild Beasts, The Kills, Psapp, Lightspeed Champion, James Yorkston, Franz Ferdinand and Eugene McGuinness | 10/28/09

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In case you haven't noticed from all the crone masks on the shelves at Tesco and invitations to fancy dress parties, it's Halloween this weekend!

To coincide with the night when ghosts pop out of their musty coffins to stretch their dry and rattlin' bones, Domino is teaming up with The Quietus for a week of strange and dark stories and songs, tugged like pure souls from heaven out of the minds of their recording artistes.

We kicked things off with stories from the Wild Beasts and the Kills, which will be followed by Eugene McGuinness, Lightspeed Champion, James Yorkston and (we hope) more to follow over the next few days. Alongside the daily dose of mordant fiction, The Quietus will be running a competition where one lucky winner can get their hands on the original written pieces in a hand-made book, along with a bumper pack of the band's recent back catalogue by all the contributors. You'll be able to read all the stories, and enter the competition, here.

The first two pieces are up already.

Here we have Tom from Wild Beasts' Spooky Ghost story

while here we have Alison from The Kills' story called The Black Marks

Enjoy! (And don't have nightmares!)