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Witnessing a miracle
A computer programmer



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 'Little Things, Quiet Things' by Storme Maynard SYNOPSIS - Chris, struggling to get ahead in the corporate rat-race, thinks he’s willing to do whatever it takes; whether it’s dressing the part, supporting the office bully, or stepping on and over New York City’s homeless. With such determined self-interest, what will happen when his values get an unexpected overhaul?

#2 'Eleanor's Picks' by Dorothy Angle SYNOPSIS - A teenage coder uses her dad’s love for music and her technological prowess to write an algorithm that helps her and her mom deal with her dad’s death.

#3 'Consider Elizabeth' by Rozlyn Gray SYNOPSIS - A young woman suffers a catastrophic brain injury. She struggles to communicate her desires using an experimental device.

#4 'The Avocet' by Clare Reddaway SYNOPSIS - A woman seeks to understand her relationship with her father through a shared love of birdwatching.

#5 'The Angel, the Torch, and the Half-moon Man' by Fred Senese SYNOPSIS - “God has given you one face and you make yourselves another.” –Hamlet

#Honorable Mention 'Deface' by Jamie Zoe Givens SYNOPSIS - Alejandro Mar struggles to discover his own identity and find love after his father disfigures him.

#Honorable Mention 'Mommy's Little Helper' by Donna Paton SYNOPSIS - When Molly displays some unusual behavior Anya isn’t sure if her daughter has a ‘gift’ or if they are both going crazy.

#Honorable Mention 'THIRTEEN' by Tracy Westbrooks SYNOPSIS - For a man about to end his life, can a number really be unlucky?


           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
23 Angle Dorothy Sterling VA US
23 Bedore Pamela New London CT US
23 Beqir Rowena Mooroopna VIC AU
23 Burgess Karissa Glendale AZ US
23 Davis Annie Brunswick East VIC AU
23 Doughty Logan Roanoke VA US
23 Ellis Scott sydney NSW AU
23 Givens Jamie Zoe Nashville TN US
23 Gray Rozlyn Chicago IL US
23 Greshock Alexis Springfield VA US
23 Haas Aavi Los Angeles CA US
23 Hollands Emma Rose Winchester Hampshire GB
23 LeDoux Sarah Kodiak AK US
23 Lerner Karen Parsippany NJ US
23 Marczan Vanessa Peakhurst Heights NSW AU
23 Martino Anderson Kristen Richmond Surrey GB
23 Maynard Storme Mission KS US
23 Medel Viviana Fresno CA US
23 Partin Jennifer The Colony TX US
23 Paton Donna Glasgow Glasgow City GB
23 Pettigrew Sarah Wyandotte MI US
23 Rafferty Robert Kansas City MO US
23 Rasmussen Joanna San Francisco CA US
23 Reddaway Clare Bath Avon GB
23 Reed Kevin Michael Brooklyn NY US
23 Rivers Amy Boulder CO US
23 robertson jessica naples FL US
23 Senese Fred Frostburg MD US
23 Thomas Bruce London London GB
23 Tuthill Trish Wellington   NZ
23 Wakeford Tammy Hengoed Caerphilly GB
23 Wallace Rebecca Charlotte NC US
23 Weeren Ellen fairfax VA US
23 Westbrooks Tracy Damascus MD US
23 White Alex Columbia TN US







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