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Fairy Tale
Leaving home
A kidnapper



If your story is listed below in the top 5, congratulations on advancing to the 2nd Round kicking off at 11:59PM EDT this Thursday, March 17th!  Regardless if your story placed or not, everyone should be proud for rising to the challenge and creating an original story from scratch in just 8 days.  This was our largest field ever and there were many great stories that aren't recognized below.  Thank you to everyone for participating, we hope it was an inspiring experience!

#1 'Two Littles' by Rachel Richardson SYNOPSIS - In the woods there are witches, wolves, and two young sisters in hoods: one red, one yellow, both little.

#2 'Under the Baron's Spell' by Rob Gilchrist SYNOPSIS - Emma leaves home to join her grandmother at the school of magic, escorted by the schoolís groundskeeper. Once in the woods she learns that things are not as they seem, and that goblins arenít just a myth.

#3 'A Grain of Truth' by Carley Bernstein SYNOPSIS - As his daughter prepares to leave home to attend university, an aging man spins a fairy tale that may be more personal than she realizes.

#4 'Last of Her Kind' by Annika Deutsch SYNOPSIS - Seventeen years after a plague killed the entire population of a mountain castle except an infant princess, the dying kingís last wish to protect his daughter keeps her captive. When a man who might be worthy of her hand and heart finally arrives to take her away, she finds that she doesnít want to leave those who have raised her and realizes the secret of who they really are.

#5 'The Forgotten Sister' by Linne Marsh SYNOPSIS - You may have heard of the ugly step sisters, but what about the forgotten sister? This fairy tale reveals the truth about how Cinderella found her happily ever after.

#Honorable Mention 'The Goat Queen and the Ram King' by Rachel Stolzman Gullo SYNOPSIS - When the Goat Queen feels restless and neglected after giving birth alone while the king is out gallivanting, she decides to go down the mountain and see the great unknown beyond. She arrives with her four newborn kids in the new artisanal hotspot, Sheep Valley, nestled in the valley below her mountain home, where she quickly encounters the black magic of the Ram King and is forced to make a life-changing decision when her four newborn kids are turned into lambs.

#Honorable Mention 'The Stag's Daughter' by Emily SYNOPSIS - A fairy Tale about a girl and her father, separated by robbers.

#Honorable Mention 'West and Prudence Go to the Circus' by Samantha Chase SYNOPSIS - West cannot believe his luck when he stumbles upon The Rift, a portal to another world. But when he and his best friend Prudence set out to investigate, they get more than they bargained for.



           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
1 Arends Laura London London GB
1 Arroyo Magdalene Ridgewood NY US
1 Backstrom Nick Melbourne VIC AU
1 Beckett Avery Austin TX US
1 Bernstein Carley Albuquerque NM US
1 Breeze Gill Bradford-On-Avon Wiltshire GB
1 Budaly Ambreena London London GB
1 Chase Samantha Apex NC US
1 Dabrowski Matthew Kitchener ON CA
1 Darling Gill Manchester Greater Manchester GB
1 Delfin Jeremy Colorado Springs CO US
1 Deutsch Annika Boise ID US
1 Garg Rose Bangalore   IN
1 Gilchrist Rob Bentonville AR US
1 Gorden Charlie Springfield QLD AU
1 Gray Tasha Charlotte NC US
1 Grealy Emma Dublin4 Dublin IE
1 Grieve Chelsea Scottsdale AZ US
1 Halka Suzanne San Francisco CA US
1 Hascall Kaylea Beaverton OR US
1 Hill-Johnson Amy Poway CA US
1 Hine Jeffrey Bronxville NY US
1 Keenan Mark Iluka WA AU
1 Lloyd Emma Croydon Park NSW AU
1 marsh linne st george UT US
1 McMehen Emily London London GB
1 Nixon Christine Fort McmUrray AB CA
1 Richardson Rachel Spartanburg SC US
1 Russell Brandon Oxford MS US
1 Schultz Tyler Lecanto FL US
1 Shell Jody Bethesda MD US
1 Snyder Jackie Phoenix AZ US
1 Stolzman Gullo Rachel Brooklyn NY US
1 Vickers Jenny Wellington   NZ
1 Willett Jenna Highlands Ranch CO US






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