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An assassin



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 'BAD LADS' by Etta King SYNOPSIS - What’s the proper etiquette when you’re the new girl, the only girl, at Little Assassins Day School for Boys? Kick butt, surrender or teach those suckers some manners?

#2 'Oranges and Lemons' by Rebecca Milligan SYNOPSIS - A young couple interrupt Vittorio’s ordered life by wanting to buy a disused cottage on his land, Isabella, his wife is in favour, so how far will Vittorio go to keep everything just as he likes it?

#3 'The Roommate' by Hailey MacLeod SYNOPSIS - This young assassin has the cunning to kill government leaders in their sleep and the skill required to hold a handstand for two days straight, all while balancing an apple. But when an assignment requires her to closely observe a drug manufacturer’s daughter, she is put to the ultimate test – living with a really shitty roommate.

#4 'Manor, Manner, Murderer ' by Noelle Zesky SYNOPSIS - An affluent man who lives alone on a large manor in Long Island. He idolizes his parents ideals for perfect etiquette. With the guidance of his Nanny an his blood thirsty, mysterious steed, he will attempt to rid the world of obnoxious people who plague the public.

#5 'The Velvet Rope' by Gabi Krasowski SYNOPSIS - Death was Eddie’s business, but he’s about to find out that when it comes to the afterlife, nobody is immune from a little paperwork. In death as in life, it pays to have a sense of humor.

#Honorable Mention 'Tea for Two' by Katarina Intermont SYNOPSIS - This dark, political satire follows the story of Rosalie, a proper young woman with a grudge against the brash, ill-mannered Presidential candidate, Nathan Sterling. Mr. Sterling soon realizes that the sweet, innocent young woman is more than meets the eye, and that she’s hell bent on teaching him a lesson in etiquette.

#Honorable Mention 'The Assassor' by Eric Stachura SYNOPSIS - After screwing up several attempts to take out a local business owner, the Boss orders his thugs to hire a professional killer and observe his methods, but the man's conduct appears unorthodox.

#Honorable Mention 'The Politeness of Honorio Umberto' by Margaret Wieringa SYNOPSIS - An assassin has a reputation for successful dispatches of clients, build over many, many years. But has he met his match with the polite Honorio Umberto?



           Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
60 Aquinol-Tobin Helen London London GB
60 Bashow Leona Cheadle Greater Manchester GB
60 Brown Joshua Philadelphia PA US
60 Clark Katie Tallahassee FL US
60 Cramer Spencer Olathe KS US
60 Dasgupta Indranil London London GB
60 DePoi Miranda Brookfield CT US
60 Falcon James Mount Juliet TN US
60 Holland Catherine Phoenix AZ US
60 Intermont Katarina Albuquerque NM US
60 Kennewell Kat Glenelg East SA AU
60 King Etta Westfield IN US
60 Krasowski Gabi Walkley Heights SA AU
60 Lauer Jon Lee Warner Springs CA US
60 Lewis Belinda Randburg Gauteng ZA
60 Louden Laura Los Angeles CA US
60 MacLeod Hailey Dundas ON CA
60 Manolakes Michael W Bolingbrook IL US
60 Markley Zac Winter Park FL US
60 Milligan Rebecca London London GB
60 Mills Chris Maple City MI US
60 Morris Collette miami FL US
60 Novak Eric Greenwich CT US
60 Ousley Melissa Warrenton OR US
60 Patterson George Bridgeport NY US
60 Rempel Jordhana Edmonton AB CA
60 Shepard Eric Peoria AZ US
60 Shortle Karen Hauppauge NY US
60 Stachura Eric Los Angeles CA US
60 Stright Charles Greenville PA US
60 Torres Pepin Waltham MA US
60 Weintraub Andrea Yardley PA US
60 Wieringa Margaret Preston VIC AU
60 Wood Dalton Phoenix AZ US
60 Zesky Nadine Kirkville NY US






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