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Weight loss
A newly wealthy person



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 'Last Bets' by Pauline Yates SYNOPSIS - When an overweight, former top jockey gambles on a long shot, his life takes a turn when he’s conned into buying an out of form racehorse with his windfall.

#2 'Gleymt Grotto' by Rebekkah Craw SYNOPSIS - Young Osgreyn assumes a magical task in exchange for the wealth he needs to make his name and wed his noble-born love. The object of his affection, Mynaeah, however, works to free him of his obligation.

#3 'The Winter of Jones' by Jacob Mendelsohn SYNOPSIS - A mysterious stranger arrives in frozen northern city. He has the ability to excise people’s bitterness and anger, but at what cost?

#4 'Memphis Waltz' by Andrew Zuckerman SYNOPSIS - John Goddard made a deal with the mysterious Mr. Memphis. But this deal came with a terrible price, the consequences of which John is only just beginning to realize

#5 'Leaving Olympus' by Amy Zipperer SYNOPSIS - A woman, weighed down by a bad marriage and unrealized dreams, contemplates running away to begin a new life.

#Honorable Mention 'The Sponsor' by Nathan James SYNOPSIS - Before an interview that may rescue Zsofia from war and starvation, she receives a gift that changes the course of her life. Can she use it to sway the approval of the Sponsor?

#Honorable Mention 'The Weight of Gold' by Ronald Earthy SYNOPSIS - A walk in the Vale gains Relma a fortune in gold. But for each coin she spends she loses some weight.

#Honorable Mention 'The Weight of Memories' by Johnathan Walker SYNOPSIS - Emi is desperate to create a new type of golem, humanoid puppets given life via magic, to replace the human miners in the city of Airn. Her youthful ambition, however, starts a chain of events where she must face pain, sacrifice, and her memories.



           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
40 Abbitt Alice Anthem AZ US
40 Aukerman Jenna Sioux Falls SD US
40 Bartlett Michele Camberley Surrey GB
40 Bloodworth Robert Arlington TX US
40 blumenfeld sarah St. Louis MO US
40 Brown Teresa Columbia Heights MN US
40 Chazin Neil San Francisco CA US
40 Clarke Sonny Brisbane QLD AU
40 Clephane Serina Akron OH US
40 Cotton-Baez Rebeca Vestal NY US
40 Craw Rebekkah West Didsbury Greater Manchester GB
40 De Jong Amy Orange City IA US
40 Earthy Ronald Ruabon Wrexham GB
40 Fuller Logan Milford MA US
40 gill scott Fountain Valley CA US
40 Greenan Martyn Duluth MN US
40 Gregorio Kelly San francisco CA US
40 Gu Narcissa Xuan Ye Vancouver BC CA
40 Hamilton Jenna Sudbury ON CA
40 James Nathan Chicago IL US
40 Kenyon Tyvan Kearns UT US
40 Leavitt Vanessa Orlando FL US
40 Lopez Jennifer Manchester NH US
40 Mann Elizabeth Riverside CA US
40 Mendelsohn Jacob Brooklyn NY US
40 Mitchell Brendan New York NY US
40 Morrison Katie Madison NC US
40 Phillips Sarah Chesterfield MI US
40 Sapp Erin Temple TX US
40 Singh Anandamayee Los Angeles CA US
40 Stewart Delancey Leonardtown MD US
40 Walker Johnathan Eau Claire WI US
40 Yates Pauline Ocean View QLD AU
40 Zipperer Amy Milledgeville GA US
40 Zuckerman Andrew Los Angeles CA US






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