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Suspense
A séance
An immigration officer

 

 

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 'Please Pass the Peas' by Sofi Papamarko SYNOPSIS - A pragmatic former immigration officer and his skittish wife try to get to the bottom of the supernatural happenings in their new country house.

#2 'As Time Goes By' by Bart Brooks SYNOPSIS - Rick, recently deceased, is brought to a séance by an immigration officer, where things are not quite what they seem.

#3 'Toby, Toby, Toby' by Dee Roycroft SYNOPSIS - All is going according to plan for Tobias in the Idyll, until he discovers his family aren’t ready to let him go just yet, forcing him to make a desperate attempt to contact them before it’s too late.

#4 'Point of Entry (1)' by Stephanie Ingram SYNOPSIS - An immigrate officer mourning the death of his wife gets a taste of his own medicine when he confronts an illegal alien during a séance.


#5 'Séance on a New York Afternoon' by Andrew MacRae SYNOPSIS - Sometimes, being rich isn’t enough.


#Honorable Mention 'After Light ' by Emily Gross SYNOPSIS - An immigration officer and his new trainee must find a ruthless murderer and send him back to his prison cell, in the after-life.


#Honorable Mention 'Harriet Plefferfeld Dies Again' by Jeff Edwards SYNOPSIS - On the train home one night, Harriett must decide whether to trust a stranger who brings a warning from the after-afterlife.


#Honorable Mention 'The Giant of Ghul' by Melanie Allen SYNOPSIS - At a séance, a spirit tells immigration officer George Fanshaw that his name is Mizri Drozdenko, and delivers a warning. The next day, a man claiming to be Mizri Drozdenko applies for immigrant status – and George does not know who to believe, the living man or the dead one.
 

 

           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
5 Allen Melanie Havertown PA US
5 Bone Annye San Francisco CA US
5 Brooks Bart Hoboken NJ US
5 Clarke Felecia Palm Beach Gardens FL US
5 Edwards Jeff Marrickville NSW AU
5 fose robin Binghamton NY US
5 gahan Emma belsize park London GB
5 Gollenberg Marcus Waterford CT US
5 Goodwin Kelsey Lexington VA US
5 Gross Emily Flushing NY US
5 Heatley Lynne Collaroy NSW AU
5 Herrera Natalia Bloomfield CT US
5 Ingram Stephanie Pittsburgh PA US
5 Joffe Andrew Philadelphia PA US
5 Lilly Amy King George VA US
5 Lloyd Hallie Saint Paul MN US
5 MacRae Andrew Sunnyvale CA US
5 McKeown John Brooklyn NY US
5 Morgan Maria Rockmart GA US
5 O'Sullivan Louise Limerick Limerick IE
5 Papamarko Sofi Toronto ON CA
5 Partridge Ann Cobourg ON CA
5 Peterson Tom Lakewood WA US
5 Pizzolato Joey Austin TX US
5 Roycroft Deirdre Sandycove Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown IE
5 Ryba-Tures Christopher Saint Paul MN US
5 Sharpe Melissa Saint Clair Shores MI US
5 Shortland Valerie Meuang Nonthaburi Nonthaburi TH
5 Silodia Anand Hicksville NY US
5 Simon Sally Fishkill NY US
5 Vasquez Frank A. Long Island City NY US
5 Wallace Christopher Dubai Dubai AE
5 Wallworth Helen Salford Lancashire GB
5 worley susan austin TX US
5 Yates Karan Doncaster East VIC AU

 

 

 

 

 




 

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