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Historical Fiction
A protestor



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 'Threads' by Sarah Stevens SYNOPSIS - When Margaret and the other Lowell mill girls learn about new wage cuts, they struggle between righteous anger and fear of losing their jobs. Will the overseer's arrogant lechery be the final affront that binds the girls to their cause?

#2 'The Good Witch of Christopher Street' by Kevin Varner SYNOPSIS - In which Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt mourns Judy Garland, meets Marsha P. Johnson, joins in protest at The Stonewall Inn, and becomes a part of something bigger than himself on the night of June 28, 1969.

#3 'Little Girl Warriors' by Catharine Corrigan SYNOPSIS - When a group of suffragettes are arrested, a guard at the jail takes an interest in one of them. Although he thinks she’ll be an easy target, she may be more than what he bargained for.

#4 'Our Enemy Tells the Same Story' by Kimberly Glanzman SYNOPSIS - In 16th century Poland, 15-year-old Jadwiga and her grandmother are faced with the newest escalation of the Polish-Russian conflict.

#5 'Black Canvas' by Kevin Lenihan SYNOPSIS - A twelve year old homeless girl in 1914 Munich is warned in a dream that only she can prevent the world war that is to come. She must act now, using the only skill she has, her art, but she will have to destroy something most precious to her.

#Honorable Mention 'Sticks and Stones' by Lisa Simpson SYNOPSIS - A Yorkshire family's dynamic is changed forever when a mother sees red over broken picket lines.

#Honorable Mention 'Trajectory' by David Nicoloff SYNOPSIS - A teenage girl’s relationship with her father becomes splintered against the backdrop of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.

#Honorable Mention 'Virgin Ears' by Edward Wilson SYNOPSIS - Cold War child Constance Becker learns to get over herself.


           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
47 Ackerman Sara Monroe WI US
47 Bartolome Joshua Calgary AB CA
47 Bell Jennon Chicago IL US
47 Cohen Kyle Claremont CA US
47 Cooley Wester Fort Lee NJ US
47 Corrigan Catharine East Meadow NY US
47 Dow Daniel Canning Vale WA AU
47 Ford J.C. Portland OR US
47 Fraser Alice Sydney NSW AU
47 Glanzman Kimberly Phoenix AZ US
47 Hudicek Laurie leesburg VA US
47 Lindner Talia Chappaqua NY US
47 Malley Michaela Huachuca City AZ US
47 Martin Stephanie Oregon City OR US
47 Modell Dana Beverly MA US
47 Morrison Sara San Diego CA US
47 Neary Christin Lille   FR
47 Nicholson Michael Victoria BC CA
47 Nicoloff David Petersburg OH US
47 Norris Cassandra Citrus Heights CA US
47 Orback Vincent Stockholm   SE
47 Perry Christina Los Angeles CA US
47 Riley Jacob North Hollywood CA US
47 Rogers Monika West Yellowstone MT US
47 Schoeber Cassandra Langley BC CA
47 Simpson Lisa New York NY US
47 Stevens Sarah Evansville IN US
47 terry christi guanaba QLD AU
47 Varner Kevin Greensboro NC US
47 Vogen Dennis Faribault MN US
47 Wallace Dawn Sanford NC US
47 Walls Angie Portland OR US
47 Weight Alex Sydney NSW AU
47 Wilson Edward SEATTLE WA US







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