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Political Satire
A hoax
An intern



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 Frontrunner' by Elizabeth Unseth SYNOPSIS - A presidential candidate is an expert liar, but when his darkest secret goes public will his explanation satisfy voters?

#2 'Scout's Honor' by Brian Hubert SYNOPSIS - With the upcoming presidential election fast approaching, the last thing Ronnie Acer needs is a setback. Will a hoax be enough to dethrone the hopeful candidate or will it be to his ultimate advantage?

#3 'A Breath of Fresh Air' by MJ Eissler SYNOPSIS - An intern hired by a successful businessman decides to take advantage of an opportunity.

#4 'Same Difference to Deep Scoop Hollow' by Julian Jones SYNOPSIS - The cyclical nature of discrimination is revealed among the oddly familiar inhabitants of Deep Scoop Hollow.

#5 'The Candidate' by Svetlana Zaitseva SYNOPSIS - A tale about Jane, who needs money for college and takes an internship at the campaign offices of an eccentric political candidate.

#Honorable Mention 'Campaigning for a Miracle' by Kathryn Cassidy Downing SYNOPSIS - A young man does his part to create a more Godly government, reflecting on his duties as a congressional intern and recounting the day where he did some of his most important work yet.

#Honorable Mention 'The Meeting of the Parish Council' by Lars Malmqvist SYNOPSIS - In the idyllic hamlet of Newton-Woodbridge Parish Council leader George Wainwright is in a struggle for his political life. A property scam, an expenses scandal and an old rival are all conspiring to rob him of his mantle, but he will not let it go without a fight.  

#Honorable Mention 'Turtle Power' by Manisha Abeyasinghe SYNOPSIS - A political satire about wildlife extinction, denial and deceit.


           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
59 abeyasinghe manisha london London GB
59 Aistin Joe Munster IN US
59 Amundson Kara Louisville KY US
59 Borgia Dominick Coconut Creek FL US
59 BOSELEY Melony North Booval QLD AU
59 brigante danielle north bergen NJ US
59 Carbon Kristina Floral Park NY US
59 Cassidy Downing Kathryn Philadelphia PA US
59 Daftuar Swati New Delhi Delhi IN
59 Dimadis Stella Melbourne VIC AU
59 Eissler MJ Oshawa ON CA
59 Eljera Marie Yulee FL US
59 Frost Emma Winnipeg MB CA
59 Gardella Meladee Bakersfield CA US
59 Hubert Brian Buffalo NY US
59 Jones Julian Toluca Lake CA US
59 Malmqvist Lars London London GB
59 Mcmullen Amy Craigavon Armagh GB
59 McVey Charlotte Anne Cumbernauld Lanarkshire GB
59 Merrill Stephanie Portland OR US
59 Mulroy Paula Aylesbury Buckinghamshire GB
59 Omar Hawa Austin TX US
59 O'Neill Ann Fall River MA US
59 Partain Sarah Bossier City LA US
59 Peterson Andrew State Road NC US
59 Planner Amy Narre Warren VIC AU
59 Reeves Sarah Anchorage AK US
59 Smith Nia Manheim PA US
59 Smith Sally Chatham IL US
59 Spotts Virginia Seattle WA US
59 Trops Julia West kelowna BC CA
59 Unseth Elizabeth Rochester MN US
59 Wu Tara Montreal QC CA
59 Zaitseva Svetlana Centereach NY US






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