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Online bullying
An organ donor



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 'Brother's Keeper (1)' by Lisa Hall SYNOPSIS - Shane is a compatible donor for his brother, Ronnie. The decision he makes could rip the family apart.

#2 'Liquorice and Livers ' by Jack Cole SYNOPSIS - Alcohol has been banned, Tony Blair has been re-elected Prime Minister, and all Muslim's have become enemies of the state. In the midst of this maelstrom Ahmed makes his way home, crossing paths with gang-land grannies, Facebook bullies and a mysterious elite on the hunt for fresh livers.

#3 'Bile' by Heidi Lamb SYNOPSIS - Worth any price, a boy does the unthinkable to save his life.

#4 'Peace of Me' by Juliet Meredith SYNOPSIS - Lidia, a critically-acclaimed video game developer faces the dark side of her industry, and must remember and repurpose her most basic talents to weather the sexist storm incited by her success. Then, unexpectedly, she finds herself compelled from within, not only to forgive those who harassed her mercilessly, but to give of herself more than she, or pretty much anyone, would ever dream possible.

#5 'Quid Pro Quo' by Miguel A. Rueda SYNOPSIS - A United States Senator trades favors in order to secure a future for his daughter.

#Honorable Mention 'Comments For A Daughter' by Megan Alexander SYNOPSIS - When Jodie Swith’s father is unexpectedly thrown back into her world, she is faced with a life altering decision. However, the chance to make the right choice is ripped away from her when the Internet public becomes involved.

#Honorable Mention 'On the Edge' by Evelyn Wiant SYNOPSIS - A teen boy struggles with the ridicule of his classmates while weighed down by the recent death of his mother.

#Honorable Mention 'Thirty' by Anna Weber SYNOPSIS - Faced with an impossible decision, a grieving mother counts down the minutes until she has to choose between saying yes to life or to justice.



           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
12 Alexander Megan Redwood City CA US
12 Ashley Alisha Austin TX US
12 Banigo Vanessa London London GB
12 Carriere Nicole Nolensville TN US
12 Cole Jack Brixton London GB
12 Davis Katherine Providence RI US
12 dincolo faith alta loma CA US
12 Donnelly Paul Decatur GA US
12 Elliott Meghan Colorado Springs CO US
12 Flores Jessica Rockville MD US
12 Gower Mark Winchester Hampshire GB
12 Hall Lisa burns OR US
12 Harms Jennifer South euclid OH US
12 Jackson Rosemary Adelaide SA AU
12 Johnson Demetrius Pittsburgh PA US
12 Keenan Rebecca Dunedin   NZ
12 Lamb Heidi Riverside RI US
12 Lester Emily Bellingham WA US
12 MacLaughlin Matt Chesterfield VA US
12 Meredith Juliet Grants Pass OR US
12 Montgomery Heather Chicago IL US
12 Murphy Sandra Dublin Fingal IE
12 Peatfield Joshua Salem NH US
12 Pistella Andrew brooklyn NY US
12 Rohr Trish Charlotte NC US
12 Rueda Miguel A. Nutley NJ US
12 Ryan Tom Carrigtwohill Cork IE
12 seekamp vincent monticello NY US
12 Sherbow Ayala Lovettsville VA US
12 Snow Bonnie Gordon GA US
12 Thompson Rena Augusta GA US
12 Weaver Emily Kansas City MO US
12 Weber Anna Bronx NY US
12 Wiant Evelyn Northglenn CO US
12 Zahn Nate Kennesaw GA US







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