I completely disagree on "not liking" the poem stories. I have written a few and personally find it very challenging to come up with a specific rhyme scheme using a specific number of words per line and have it all make sense. It is sort of like writing with a lyrical form. Some of the best indie bands in the world are known from their lyrics, which are usually composed in a poetic form using a specific rhyme scheme, under 100 lines long. *My robot day poem was 100 lines, my madness day poem was 120 lines*
I think it is selfish to judge simply on length. Length should never be the focus when reading someones entry. Poems are usually shorter than stories because they are more tactically written with a very limited style.
However, in order for my poetic works to not be considered taboo in the contest, I will create a 1000 line poem if I have the time. I have a story planned out already, and personally find that it will be a hell of a lot easier to write than the poem. Poem or not, I am writing for this halloween contest.
Good luck guys! :)