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Crime Caper
A staged death
The mayor of a small town



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 'You're Gonna Know My Name' by Drew Buxton SYNOPSIS - Feeling slighted, a couple seeks to embarrass the mayor of a dying casino town in Nevada. The mayor wants nothing more than to be known, and when a cockfighting ring is discovered operating out of an abandoned casino, the mayor sees his opportunity for notoriety and the couple sees an opportunity to get paid.

#2 'The Candy Store' by Nm Stevens SYNOPSIS - An old man convinces three teens to help him rip off a local drug dealer.

#3 'The Ringer' by Matt Flickinger SYNOPSIS - Emilia Garcia is a new mother to Mayor Davis Masonís child. A child the mayor wants nothing to do with as he has forgotten what it means to be a Texan: retribution is owed.

#4 'Arowana' by Elizabeth Heald SYNOPSIS - The mayor of a small town acquires precious things

#5 'Carmine, Crimson, and Scarlet' by Alexis deBoer SYNOPSIS - Isobelle is called back to her hometown with tragic news. She meets a pretty girl and chooses her for a muse.

#Honorable Mention 'Crusher's Caper' by Tom Kristof SYNOPSIS - Mayor Murray and Glendaís town was on the way out, then FUO Industries and The Crusher turned up.

#Honorable Mention 'Fire First' by Will Freeney SYNOPSIS - A cop becomes the criminal.

#Honorable Mention 'I'm Liking India' by Timothy Sunderland SYNOPSIS - A small-town mayor and minister, who moonlights by staging deaths for organized crime and the government, is faced with a decision when a terrorism network pressures her to work for them.


           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
46 Angelis Karlie Manchester MA US
46 Bartlett Stacey Holley NY US
46 Befi Vincent Los Angeles CA US
46 Birnbaum Sara Clayton WA US
46 Buxton Drew Arequipa   PE
46 Carter Vicky Williamsburg MO US
46 Condon Patrick Vero Beach FL US
46 Cooper Katherine Moncton NB CA
46 deBoer Alexis Knoxville TN US
46 Dempsey Ryan Ballymena Antrim GB
46 Downes Emma Limerick Limerick IE
46 Drew Kathryn Petaluma CA US
46 Edwards Rosy Tring Hertfordshire GB
46 Ellington Luke MALAGA WA US
46 Flickinger Matt Austin TX US
46 freeney will ham lake MN US
46 Gero Andrea Westlake Village CA US
46 Heald Elizabeth Portland OR US
46 Hiltunen Allison Lebanon NH US
46 Howlett Jessica Ukiah CA US
46 Kenyon Sandra olds AB CA
46 Khan Holly Amersham Buckinghamshire GB
46 Kuta Marler Erika American Fork UT US
46 Larkin Alexis Glen Rock NJ US
46 Macintosh Deb Mystic CT US
46 McAuley Kate London London GB
46 Miranda-Hess Samantha Socorro NM US
46 Moore Kerry Centerville IN US
46 mostrey geert Grao de Castellon   ES
46 Pratt-Herzog Patsy Hamilton OH US
46 Procida Carla West Islip NY US
46 Stevens Nim Phoenix AZ US
46 Sunderland Timothy Rancho Cucamonga CA US
46 Witman Marie Havertown PA US







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