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Ghost Story
An introvert



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 'La Llorona' by Olivia Rizzo SYNOPSIS - A tortured spirit seeks redemption in the souls of the innocent.

#2 'Like Father Like Son' by Rene Mullen SYNOPSIS - Margaret Sethe is haunted by the ghost of the abusive father she murdered the week before while trying to protect her only son, the product of that abuse. As his spectre haunts her, she comes to realize that she’s actually haunted by the ghost of the son she killed because he had his father’s eyes.

#3 'UNREASONABLE' by Altaire Gural SYNOPSIS - A woman tries to find refuge for herself and her children in a small town, and comes face to face with her fears regardless.

#4 'A Room of Her Own' by Alissa Anderson SYNOPSIS - A young woman tries to find a moment of peace and solitude during a party, but gets much more than she bargained for.

#5 'The Blue Gables' by Ian Belknap SYNOPSIS - Fawn, the ghost of a drowned girl, is rescued by a motel maid.

#Honorable Mention 'A Deafening Sort of Love' by Katie Papa SYNOPSIS - When Alice and Joanna take in Michael, an abandoned foster child, they quickly discover he comes with baggage they could not have imagined.

#Honorable Mention 'Are you dancing? ' by Sarah Treacy SYNOPSIS - A writer living in the wilds of Ireland explores the disappearance of a local man.

#Honorable Mention 'FORCE-MAJEURE' by Connie Armstrong SYNOPSIS - Cassandra is traveling on business in the southern United States, looking forward to her return home the next day, when she spends her last night at Brandom Hall, a pre-civil-war-era home converted into a bed and breakfast, where she encounters some frightening occurrences. She leaves her room to walk in the night air, but meets a strange young man who makes an odd request of her, promising to be her eternal servant if she agrees, and she finds her growing fears unfounded as the gentleman is true to his word.


           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
35 Abramo Ralph Tonawanda NY US
35 Anderson Alissa New York NY US
35 Armstrong Connie Kansas City MO US
35 Axworthy Brittany New York NY US
35 Barnum John Sgainaw MI US
35 Belknap Ian Chicago IL US
35 Bell Kenneth El Paso TX US
35 Boult Victoria Queenstown   NZ
35 Brusca Teresa Wexford PA US
35 Crudele Katie Burbank CA US
35 Daberer Chris Edmonton AB CA
35 Drew Angel Hamilton OH US
35 Franzese Beth Bronx NY US
35 Fremean Lydia Roanoke Rapids NC US
35 Gerhart-Bryan Sarah Littleton CO US
35 Guenthner Harold S MA US
35 Gural Altaire Lindsay ON CA
35 Johnson Clifford North Hollywood CA US
35 Jones Evan Wichita KS US
35 leahy ashley brooklyn NY US
35 Leokum LISA Asheville NC US
35 Lincourt Pat Delanson NY US
35 O'Shea Brendan Sydney NSW AU
35 otanez Anastacia Brawley CA US
35 Papa Katie La Crescenta CA US
35 Quirk Mary-Ellen Sydney NSW AU
35 Rizzo Olivia Wellesley MA US
35 Soliman Reda Iowa City IA US
35 Szablya Marcey Philadelphia PA US
35 Treacy Sarah Holywood Down GB
35 Vaught Kathleen Allen TX US
35 Ward Colleen Culver City CA US
35 Willis Gabby Northampton Northamptonshire GB
35 Yusaf Palwesha Kampala   UG







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