My blogger-friend Loren Eaton of the review/writing/musings blog "I Saw Lightning Fall" does an annual microfiction event that he calls Advent Ghosts, celebrating the lost tradition of scary or ghostly stories around the fire during Christmas time. Here's the link to the stories
. In the grand tradition of the DC, this is pure grassroots enthusiasm. Poke around, read some blogs. Maybe you'll find new friends.