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Night school
A day trader



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 'The Sight' by Jennae Phillippe SYNOPSIS - A chance encounter on a bus leads a woman passing as an economics professor down a path she knows she canít follow.

#2 'The Name of a River' by Claudia Wair SYNOPSIS - When a self-made man reluctantly travels to his childhood home, he finds his success comes at a terrible cost. By rejecting his past, heís put himself in position to lose everything.

#3 'Edna Trades Up' by Linda Sealey SYNOPSIS - Edna is usually the queen of the trade, but between her arch nemesis and Ship in a Bottle 101, the deal doesnít go through quite as planned. Thank the heavens for Amazon Prime.

#4 'The Soul Exchange' by Samuel Roe SYNOPSIS - A devilish day trader is put in his place by a young but bright student, after a devastating blunder on Hellís Soul Market.

#5 'A Taster' by Tania Holland SYNOPSIS - A day-trader wannabe is tempted to develop his expertise by taking unorthodox night lessons from an established expert. He learns far more than he ever anticipated.

#Honorable Mention 'The Fifth Door' by April Pulliam SYNOPSIS - Adam decides to make a change, but finds out itís not as simple as it should be.

#Honorable Mention 'The Price of Daylight' by Jemma Picken SYNOPSIS - In the Landbelow Daylight is a highly prized and illegal commodity. Smuggler and Day Trader, Elinor, is in a dangerous situation when she is captured by the revolutionary Night School along with her sometime lover and Watchman, Henri.

#Honorable Mention 'The Rat' by Alex Bernstein SYNOPSIS - On the eve of war Ė and their King Fatherís impending death Ė three young princes learn difficult truths about one another.


           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
55 Bair Joseph Salt Lake City UT US
55 Bernstein Alex Cranford NJ US
55 Cantrell-Paulson Julie Ames IA US
55 Couch-Knierim Deidra Payson AZ US
55 Edelbrock Liz Frisco TX US
55 Edic Tyler Oswego NY US
55 Elliott-Ryan Hayley Burwood VIC AU
55 Fayeth Karen Berkeley CA US
55 Findlay Christine Blairgowrie Perthshire GB
55 Fojas Renzo Los Angeles CA US
55 Garza Marjorie-Ann Ewa Beach HI US
55 Holak Jennifer Parsippany NJ US
55 Holland Tania Halls Head WA AU
55 Holness Nicole Toronto ON CA
55 Laking Ian North Melbourne VIC AU
55 Lewis Claire Charlotte NC US
55 Magee Patrick Annandale NSW AU
55 Marlowe Johnson Tammy Toronto ON CA
55 Mitchell Mark Richmond Hill ON CA
55 Moore Hannelore Alexandria VA US
55 Morgan Brian Brooklyn NY US
55 Murphy Kathleen LaSalle ON CA
55 Ortega Mirabella Jamaica NY US
55 Parks Margo Jersey City NJ US
55 Peno Julieanne Hurlstone Park NSW AU
55 Phillippe Jennae Brooklyn NY US
55 Picken Jemma Telford Shropshire GB
55 Pulliam April Bolivar TN US
55 Redmond Jamie Liverpool NY US
55 Roe Samuel Kearns UT US
55 S. B. Gretchen Kent WA US
55 Sealey Linda Parkton NC US
55 Taboada Maria Overland Park KS US
55 Thomas Susanne Powell WY US
55 Wair Claudia Stafford VA US






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