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Going into hiding
A line cook



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 'Terra Firma' by Laura Freeman SYNOPSIS - Alone, adrift, and afraid, Ramos finds that life aboard a cruise ship is anything but safe. Danger lurks in every corner and hes running out of places to hide on this floating prison, but as the darkness approaches, can he shine a light on what he fears the most?

#2 'Through A Glass, Darkly' by Catherine Vorhies SYNOPSIS - In Rwanda, a Tutsi man flees for his life when his Hutu neighbors begin the systematic slaughter of Tutsis and the moderate Hutus that try to stop them.

#3 'A Dish to Pass' by Stephanie DeVires SYNOPSIS - The world's most rich and powerful people ready to wait out the end of the world safely underground, but with a little luck, and the right skills, some regular citizens may get the chance to join them.

#4 'Right On Time' by Deborah Boller SYNOPSIS - Jackson Shaver thought he better lay low before he took the money and kept on running. But timing is everything.

#5 'Followed' by Megan Vanalstine SYNOPSIS - A new waitress attracts the line cook's attention. For better or for worse.

#Honorable Mention 'Cutting It Fine' by Emma J Myatt SYNOPSIS - Lenny has a plan: to ruin his nasty boss, Bradley, and then disappear before Bradley can catch him. His plan is clever but risky - does he have the nerve to follow it through?

#Honorable Mention 'Severance ' by Fiona Stirling SYNOPSIS - An accident at work throws Joey into an unexpected series of events; and just when he thinks hes escaped, danger finds him all over again.

#Honorable Mention 'The Phone Call' by Tara Theresa Hill SYNOPSIS - A detective receives a strange phone call from a line cook who wants to help her solve a murder.


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39 Adigu-Burke Nick Salford Greater Manchester GB
39 Aguero Frank San Antonio TX US
39 Andros Lindsay Livingston NJ US
39 birch victoria sydney NSW AU
39 Blackburn-Lancaster Sarah Palmdale CA US
39 Boller Deborah Oakland CA US
39 boss verra Howell MI US
39 Brouthers Zoey Cary NC US
39 Ching Jackie Richmond Surrey GB
39 Cowley Grace Carrick On Shannon Leitrim IE
39 De Marco Jennifer Manalapan NJ US
39 DeVries Stephanie Vernon NY US
39 Dilschneider Ingrid Kelowna BC CA
39 Flemig Kristi Norman OK US
39 Freeman Laura Navan Meath IE
39 Hill Tara Theresa Bergenfield NJ US
39 Hoffman Madelyn Montclair NJ US
39 Joseph Siby New Hyde Park NY US
39 Kennedy Emily Brooklyn NY US
39 Kutzer Mackenzie Moorhead MN US
39 McKinlay Rosie Seattle WA US
39 Mervine Dale Louise York PA US
39 Myatt Emma Gourdon Angus GB
39 Rincon David Novato CA US
39 Rossi Mica West Des moines IA US
39 Rowberry Sharon Santa Rosa CA US
39 Shiney Susan La Madeleine   FR
39 Spence Sean M. Manorville NY US
39 Stirling Fiona Burnside Glasgow City GB
39 Tarter Leesa Ellicott City MD US
39 Vanalstine Megan Edmonton AB CA
39 Vorhies Catherine Golden CO US
39 Wayne Benjamin Littleton CO US
39 White Joanne Santa Rosa CA US
39 Xafi Eleni London London GB







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