1st Round Results  (Assignments Page)
The 1st Round results from the Short Story Challenge 2019 are below in ascending order by heat number!  If your story is listed among the top 5 of your heat, congratulations on advancing to the 2nd Round kicking off at 11:59PM EDT (New York time) on Thursday, April 4th. The 750 advancing writers will be placed in new heats and will be challenged to create 2,000 word (maximum) stories in just 3 days based on a new genre, subject, and character assignment.
 
Regardless if your story is listed below or not, everyone should be proud of writing an original story from scratch in just 8 days.  We hope the competition was inspiring and everyone continues to challenge themselves as writers. Good luck to the advancing writers and thank you to everyone for submitting so many wonderful stories!
 

   
Top Stories by Heat

HM = Honorable Mention

 

      HEAT TOP STORIES      
1 - Political Satire / Lying / A fruiterer #1 - ''The Loss of Tentedon'' by Jon Beadle   SYNOPSIS - While staying in a small village to recover from a traffic accident, a young man witnesses a series of strange events as a local fruiterer runs for mayor.
1 - Political Satire / Lying / A fruiterer #2 - ''A Worn Cog'' by Sierra Simopoulos   SYNOPSIS - In a society that values the young over the old, an elderly man struggles with the grim realities of his life. Seeking to do what is best for his daughter and society, he is pushed towards a critical decision.
1 - Political Satire / Lying / A fruiterer #3 - ''Pigly'' by Janice Hildreth   SYNOPSIS - A once peaceful medieval kingdom faces chaos and ruin when pride becomes the barrier between an arrogant king and a stubborn master guildsman.
1 - Political Satire / Lying / A fruiterer #4 - ''A Bramble Hedge Spawns a Revolutionary'' by KT Wagner   SYNOPSIS - The lives of all the forest clans changed after the bears built a blackberry hedge to keep the otters away from a salmon stream. Independent rat, Momus, thought he saw the world clearly, but an opportunity to take down the hedge prompted him to rethink his beliefs.
1 - Political Satire / Lying / A fruiterer #5 - ''Ten Thousand Cantaloupes'' by Nora Levine   SYNOPSIS - A fruit store owner attempts to save his shop from rising rents.
1 - Political Satire / Lying / A fruiterer #HM - ''Forbidden Fruit'' by Genevieve Halkett   SYNOPSIS - A humble fruiterer becomes embroiled in a political crisis after featuring an unfamiliar fruit.
1 - Political Satire / Lying / A fruiterer #HM - ''A Swift Resolution'' by Jeffrey Krachun   SYNOPSIS - A president faces a self-inflicted food shortage and listens to an unlikely source to come up with an unconventional solution.
1 - Political Satire / Lying / A fruiterer #HM - ''Synsepalum Dulcificum'' by Josh Henry   SYNOPSIS - A young man visits his grandfather and learns to see reality in a whole new light.
2 - Crime Caper / Entrapment / An heir #1 - ''Friends Like These'' by Yami Vizcaíno   SYNOPSIS - In an honest attempt at being a good friend, Jeremiah Mendez decides to do everything he can to help Chinara out of a bind. After school one day, however, he learns that he can do far more for her than he originally thought.
2 - Crime Caper / Entrapment / An heir #2 - ''Ren and the Breakers of Hell'' by Shaunda Cunningham   SYNOPSIS - A criminal crew infiltrate the Underworld to save their old Boss, Dread, only to find themselves trapped, all so she could gain power and position in the Underworld.
2 - Crime Caper / Entrapment / An heir #3 - ''Furlough Fiasco'' by Laurie Moy   SYNOPSIS - We met on day 13 of the government shutdown, waiting in line for free food for furloughed federal workers. By day 33, we were eating wagyu beef and getting massages at the Trump International Hotel. But was this mini-vacation going to land us in jail?
2 - Crime Caper / Entrapment / An heir #4 - ''Straight Pride'' by Briana McGuckin   SYNOPSIS - Three criminals kidnap a prince the night before his nuptials, hoping for a hefty ransom. Unfortunately for them, the prince is convinced that the kidnapping is a sex thing.
2 - Crime Caper / Entrapment / An heir #5 - ''Article 19'' by Finlay Langelaan   SYNOPSIS - Idle hands do the devil's work, and nobody is more idle the Percival William Courtney, heir to his father's tech empire.
2 - Crime Caper / Entrapment / An heir #HM - ''Justice Johnson'' by Melanie Lotfali   SYNOPSIS - A retired supreme court judge is placed in a patronizing, and corrupt aged care facility at the initiation of her daughter, who has her eye on a large inheritance. When Justice Johnson realizes what’s going on she takes matters into her own hands and ends up on the opposite of the law to the one she was on for 60 years.
2 - Crime Caper / Entrapment / An heir #HM - ''Lifestyles of the Rich and the Capered'' by H. C. Phillips   SYNOPSIS - Cole Kaizala is isolated, underpaid, and works an undesirable stint surveilling the rich, spoiled, lovelorn heir of an allegedly criminal casino-and-cruise empire; in short, he is the perfect patsy-to-be.
2 - Crime Caper / Entrapment / An heir #HM - ''Vine Hill Road'' by Elise Eichenberg   SYNOPSIS - A pregnant college student and her boyfriend take a criminal turn on Vine Hill Road.
3 - Sci-Fi / Underground / A pawnbroker #1 - ''Living With Artherians'' by Kayla Goodwin   SYNOPSIS - A biological human and pawnbroker named Annika spends the day encountering three different types of underground when selling to the extraterrestrial Artherians.
3 - Sci-Fi / Underground / A pawnbroker #2 - ''Shattered'' by Jacob Parker   SYNOPSIS - Good memories are resources, extracted and sold by brokers in illegal ‘underground’ clinics. Rosemary, for the first time is selling her memory, at least, as far as she can recall.
3 - Sci-Fi / Underground / A pawnbroker #3 - ''The Underground'' by Alekszandra Rokvity   SYNOPSIS - A young boy is immersed in the Great Debate on the existence of the soul as he's trying to reach the legendary surface level of an infamous VR game.
3 - Sci-Fi / Underground / A pawnbroker #4 - ''The Warning of the Sirens'' by Hannah Wilkinson   SYNOPSIS - A pawnbroker in a docking town is forced to confront her past and question her future.
3 - Sci-Fi / Underground / A pawnbroker #5 - ''Light Years'' by Hattie Jean Hayes   SYNOPSIS - Everett lives happily underneath her pawn shop at the edge of the universe.

A visitor reminds her of what she left behind on Earth, and why.
3 - Sci-Fi / Underground / A pawnbroker #HM - ''A Footing'' by Sarah Bacaller   SYNOPSIS - A tortured girl discovers the existence of a time-machine book in the bizarre, grimy underground pawnshop that is her prison. Through it, she finds and creates her freedom.
3 - Sci-Fi / Underground / A pawnbroker #HM - ''Armed'' by Crystal Lewis   SYNOPSIS - A man buys a high-tech, bionic arm, never imagining what would ensue.
3 - Sci-Fi / Underground / A pawnbroker #HM - ''Stop T-13'' by Priya Singh   SYNOPSIS - A young girl makes an unlikely friend and journeys through the intracacies of time.
4 - Horror / A swap / A runaway #1 - ''Changeling'' by Jessica Hill   SYNOPSIS - Claire’s newborn daughter is the miracle she has been waiting for as long as she can remember. That is, until the night she sees something standing over the crib and her Hope is taken from her.
4 - Horror / A swap / A runaway #2 - ''How to Die with Grace and Dignity'' by Abby McAlister   SYNOPSIS - A student experiencing drought in an underground city isn’t convinced that thirst is worse than switching bodies.
4 - Horror / A swap / A runaway #3 - ''Operation Joan Jett'' by Jared Nelson   SYNOPSIS - After an online star is found dead, executives with the company she helped make rich execute a plan to keep the money coming in.
4 - Horror / A swap / A runaway #4 - ''There's Something About Larry'' by Emma Webster   SYNOPSIS - When Larry Harvester discovered Alice at sixteen, he promised to help her career in exchange for looking after his empty property. Years later, Larry has made good on his promise, and until now Alice believed she’d never have to think about her nightmarish time spent in that house again.
4 - Horror / A swap / A runaway #5 - ''Viral'' by Amy E Smith   SYNOPSIS - A young woman finds herself tortured by a strange man in a world change by a viral infection.
4 - Horror / A swap / A runaway #HM - ''The Blanket'' by Laura McGinnis   SYNOPSIS - Facing a long, cold winter on the streets, you trade your hot coffee for a warm blanket. But there's something about the smell of the blanket that doesn't bode well
4 - Horror / A swap / A runaway #HM - ''When Good Things Go Bad'' by Michelle E Jones   SYNOPSIS - After his wife gives him a cursed object, Richard Turner’s soul trades places with an evil demon. His last remaining friend helps him escape, but not for long.
4 - Horror / A swap / A runaway #HM - ''A Way Out'' by Annika Deutsch   SYNOPSIS - In a world without enough resources and torn between ideals, the angry are given an outlet and the depressed are given a way out. One girl struggles against the system.
5 - Suspense / Home security / A retiree #1 - ''A Dark Place'' by Joanna Lambert   SYNOPSIS - I'm not a bad man.
5 - Suspense / Home security / A retiree #2 - ''The Willies'' by Terry Towery   SYNOPSIS - When Corey Bradford heads off into the wilds of northern Wisconsin to do an estimate and maybe install a lucrative home security system in a retiree’s cabin, he gets an offer for dinner—and a whole lot more.
5 - Suspense / Home security / A retiree #3 - ''The Cat Sitter'' by Allison Hall   SYNOPSIS - A boy struggling to prove his self-sufficiency, a seemingly useless neighbour, some cats that need to eat; enter an outsider in a unicorn mask. What could possibly go right?
5 - Suspense / Home security / A retiree #4 - ''WatchDog'' by Lynda Melban White   SYNOPSIS - The WatchDog Security app should give retired veterinarian David Rosey peace of mind when he leaves his wife and granddaughter at home while traveling to a conference – shouldn’t it?
5 - Suspense / Home security / A retiree #5 - ''Bad Trainer, Bad Dog'' by Kimberly von Keller   SYNOPSIS - A man has retired from his career and from other people.  But when he meets his new neighbor, he decides he might have one more job to do.
5 - Suspense / Home security / A retiree #HM - ''The Vault'' by Elaine Socha   SYNOPSIS - A retired architect embedded in a lengthy home renovation finds something sinister and unexpected in his basement.
5 - Suspense / Home security / A retiree #HM - ''The Sins of the Father'' by Kathy McMorrow   SYNOPSIS - What starts out as a cold but peaceful night on a Midwest farm turns into something else when a retired FBI Agent comes face to face with his bitter son.
5 - Suspense / Home security / A retiree #HM - ''Here Comes the Rain'' by Jessica Bushore   SYNOPSIS - The home of an ailing retired Marine is targeted for robbery with unexpected consequences.
6 - Thriller / Witnessing a crime / A hypochondriac #1 - ''Wine, Darling'' by Lynn Fedele   SYNOPSIS - The story of a marriage of two people perhaps more well suited than either suspects, not even when it is too late.
6 - Thriller / Witnessing a crime / A hypochondriac #2 - ''Poor Little Dears'' by Tracy C. Babcock   SYNOPSIS - A woman is temporarily paralyzed by an illness and finds herself facing an “angel of mercy.”
6 - Thriller / Witnessing a crime / A hypochondriac #3 - ''Pipe Wrench'' by Kelly Noel   SYNOPSIS - A girl on a  journey through the Pacific Northwest is convinced she has multiple illnesses and confident that she witnessed a crime, but because of her unpredictable past with her health, she is not sure anyone will believe her or if she even believes herself.
6 - Thriller / Witnessing a crime / A hypochondriac #4 - ''Revenge Theory'' by Laurelin Gilmore   SYNOPSIS - A young man haunted by the death of a loved one sees dissolution everywhere, even in the mirror. When death comes back to claim him, he finds there’s life yet to be had in revenge.
6 - Thriller / Witnessing a crime / A hypochondriac #5 - ''Monsters.'' by Lucie Dickenson   SYNOPSIS - The ones we judge, the ones we fear and the ones inside
6 - Thriller / Witnessing a crime / A hypochondriac #HM - ''Under the Sycamore'' by Jacques Denault   SYNOPSIS - While visiting her grandmother’s grave after a late shift at work, the hypochondriatic Eleanor stumbles onto a group of grave robbers. Afraid of what they might do to her if she’s discovered, she tries to escape, but her symptoms finally catch up with her, and in the ensuing chase, she just hopes to get away with her life.
6 - Thriller / Witnessing a crime / A hypochondriac #HM - ''Forgotten Reflection'' by Laura Tarter   SYNOPSIS - Some strange events fade into memory until the sight of a red-haired little girl with her father brings everything back.
6 - Thriller / Witnessing a crime / A hypochondriac #HM - ''Callia'' by Justin Siebert   SYNOPSIS - When Tom sees a woman attacked in the alley, he must save her from someone who no one else believes is real.
7 - Historical Fiction / A deadline / An accomplice #1 - ''Near Darkness'' by Gina L. Grandi   SYNOPSIS - In Victorian New York, the elite will pay to contact their beloved departed. Lillian has promised her sister the séances will stop, but her final performance goes terribly wrong.
7 - Historical Fiction / A deadline / An accomplice #2 - ''“The Fantastic Forces of Gregory and Jay”'' by Alexander Davidson   SYNOPSIS - Two comic book fans risk it all to save a rare issue from the spreading fires of Detroit’s 12th Street Riots of 1967.
7 - Historical Fiction / A deadline / An accomplice #3 - ''The Spy'' by Nina Moldawsky   SYNOPSIS - It’s 1982 and a young boy knows his father’s secret--his dad is a spy. When Dad whisks him away on a mission in the middle of the night, the boy is eager to help, but he can’t quite figure out exactly what the mission is.
7 - Historical Fiction / A deadline / An accomplice #4 - ''Pizza Dough'' by Anthony Ponzio   SYNOPSIS - A young man in trouble with the mob comes up with a plan to get out of debt.
7 - Historical Fiction / A deadline / An accomplice #5 - ''Hitting the town'' by Ruth McCracken   SYNOPSIS - Mairéad thinks she’s ready to prove how serious she is, but when it comes to it does she really have what it takes?  Or will she regret her actions?
7 - Historical Fiction / A deadline / An accomplice #HM - ''Taught'' by Travis Ketzak   SYNOPSIS - In the autumn of 1863, a former slave turned outlaw travels across the state of Montana to save her mentor from being hanged for the murder of her old plantation owner.
7 - Historical Fiction / A deadline / An accomplice #HM - ''Hurry to Success'' by Samuel Roe   SYNOPSIS - A blind muezzin in 1859 Istanbul must reach the mosque to offer the call to prayer. His friend guides him and gives him an opportunity to face certain fears.
7 - Historical Fiction / A deadline / An accomplice #HM - ''The Balloonist'' by Sabine Gerhardt   SYNOPSIS - An ambitious man with a dark past hopes to achieve fame and fortune by being the first to reach the North Pole by hot air balloon.
8 - Mystery / Tardiness / A father-in-law #1 - ''Problem Finder, Problem Solver'' by Angie Ellis   SYNOPSIS - A young woman becomes detective in her own murder as she watches family and friends respond to her death.
8 - Mystery / Tardiness / A father-in-law #2 - ''Doc Jimmy's Gold Watch'' by Sandra Vasher   SYNOPSIS - When Doc Jimmy, a ninety-six-year-old Alzheimer’s patient in care at Rainbow Meadows Court, complains to his family that someone has taken his gold watch, his family searches for the watch and finds more than they expected.
8 - Mystery / Tardiness / A father-in-law #3 - ''Second Chance'' by M K Marteens   SYNOPSIS - Susan would give everything to her lovely bride. But when her gift turns her dream wedding into an explosive nightmare, Susan is left blind with a key that could fix everything – if only she would know what to do with it before it’s too late.
8 - Mystery / Tardiness / A father-in-law #4 - ''Toad in the Hole'' by Holly Laverick   SYNOPSIS - Nina and Lily’s parents went on holiday one day and never came back. But when something interesting washes up from a sewer, the sisters realize things might not be what they seem.
8 - Mystery / Tardiness / A father-in-law #5 - ''In Due Time'' by Christina Lee   SYNOPSIS - A father waits for word on his son, whom he hasn’t heard from in months. He suspects that his daughter-in-law may have something to do with it.
8 - Mystery / Tardiness / A father-in-law #HM - ''Twist of Fate'' by Nancy Roe   SYNOPSIS - Blaze Martin's law career takes an unexpected turn.
8 - Mystery / Tardiness / A father-in-law #HM - ''Sunday Roast'' by Natasha Hassan   SYNOPSIS - Richard and Alice haven’t seen their son John in five years, so when he announces that he’s coming home and bringing his new wife with him, they plan to welcome her with a traditional English Sunday roast. But John is late, and there’s breaking news on the television….
8 - Mystery / Tardiness / A father-in-law #HM - ''By Any Other Name'' by peyton leigh harvey   SYNOPSIS - After the disappearance of her husband on their wedding night, Denae searches for meaning in her immediate, knowable surroundings.
9 - Horror / A binge / A carpenter #1 - ''Upon A Star'' by Mark Kramarzewski   SYNOPSIS - A lonely carpenter wishes upon a star for his wooden puppet to be brought to life. Unfortunately, his wish is granted.
9 - Horror / A binge / A carpenter #2 - ''Red Lacquer'' by Maurice Tice   SYNOPSIS - Tormented by personal tragedy, a lonely carpenter has found new work that may save or damn him.
9 - Horror / A binge / A carpenter #3 - ''Sawdust, Blood and Venom'' by Rachel Boyer   SYNOPSIS - When Darian Collier is turned from a quiet carpenter to a vampire, he does the unthinkable by making his wife his first victim.  That moment acts as a catalyst for a blood-soaked binge, as well as incentive for him to destroy his maker.
9 - Horror / A binge / A carpenter #4 - ''In Every Blessing Lurking'' by Byram Ozer   SYNOPSIS - Like the yin and the yang, the demon and the soul are two sides of the same coin. But as this Soul Carpenter is about to discover, this simultaneity can also mean duplicity.
9 - Horror / A binge / A carpenter #5 - ''Obsolescence'' by Ana Tomova   SYNOPSIS - A man struggles to cope with the slow but irreversible decay of his life.
9 - Horror / A binge / A carpenter #HM - ''Consumed'' by Stacy Bertinelli   SYNOPSIS - An infestation compromises an historic renovation in New Orleans and introduces a drunken carpenter to his queen.
9 - Horror / A binge / A carpenter #HM - ''WOOD, WHISKEY AND BLOOD'' by Chris Gee   SYNOPSIS - A carpenter awakes curled up on the floor of his workshop, embracing an empty bottle of whiskey. He might have a killer hangover, but it was about to be the last of his problems…
9 - Horror / A binge / A carpenter #HM - ''Craving & Carving'' by D S Mellin   SYNOPSIS - An ominous entity takes revenge on a callous businesswoman, preying on her love for her wealth and posessions. As she loses everything she cares for, her body becomes more and more a part of the creature’s domain, and the creature’s power grows.
10 - Mystery / An experiment / A hostage negotiator #1 - ''The Open and Shut Case'' by Arwen Bicknell   SYNOPSIS - A couple grows increasingly alarmed by a mysterious intruder.
10 - Mystery / An experiment / A hostage negotiator #2 - ''The Experiment'' by Sophie L Macdonald   SYNOPSIS - Research Assistant Tim is horrified when a mother announces her baby has gone missing from a university experiment he is running. The lab is closed, and there is nowhere the baby could have gone, but Tim’s day only gets worse when the mother then claims to have found him.
10 - Mystery / An experiment / A hostage negotiator #3 - ''Terrible Twos'' by David Trebecho   SYNOPSIS - A twin recounts his last interaction with his paternal other half.
10 - Mystery / An experiment / A hostage negotiator #4 - ''Jumpers'' by Alisha Vosburg   SYNOPSIS - A successful hostage negotiator with a no fatality record finally has a victim he can’t save. Two years later he is still haunted by it.
10 - Mystery / An experiment / A hostage negotiator #5 - ''The Traveler's Plea'' by Ned O'Hanlan   SYNOPSIS - A mysterious traveler pleads with a man to let go a child and give her a chance at life as the history between the two men becomes apparent.
10 - Mystery / An experiment / A hostage negotiator #HM - ''Here is The Roof - Dance Here'' by Janey L Foster   SYNOPSIS - Jack will do anything to pursue his dream but he’s a hostage to it. He can’t see the dangers, but I can and I’ll do anything to stop him.
10 - Mystery / An experiment / A hostage negotiator #HM - ''Personal Assistant'' by Beatrice Imrie   SYNOPSIS - An ex-military crisis negotiator finds himself thrown back into a world he thought he had left for good.  This time it’s personal, and this time he has to go it alone.
10 - Mystery / An experiment / A hostage negotiator #HM - ''Deadly times'' by Beatrix Fonay   SYNOPSIS - Alicia is trying to get help to want to stay alive, when an unexpected event threatens the life she has cared little for herself.
11 - Crime Caper / A stockpile / A schoolgirl #1 - ''Slither and Flow'' by Larry C. Kay   SYNOPSIS - Jasmine must either ruin her half-brother’s scheme for stealing exotic snakes, or join his plot, and risk her own future.
11 - Crime Caper / A stockpile / A schoolgirl #2 - ''The Other Foot'' by Erin Egan   SYNOPSIS - A guy takes a drastic step hoping to gain recognition for himself and his family.

He accidentally creates an opportunity for someone else.
11 - Crime Caper / A stockpile / A schoolgirl #3 - ''The Beanie Baby Caper'' by Jesse Krenzel   SYNOPSIS - A professional thief finds precisely the help he needs during a chance meeting with an unlikely pair of grifters.
11 - Crime Caper / A stockpile / A schoolgirl #4 - ''Budding Entrepreneurs'' by Hannah Black   SYNOPSIS - Tashi, Constance, and Marina just got into the ivory tower colleges of their dreams, but now they have to figure out how to pay. Luckily, their high school's weed man just got busted, and these girls are nothing if not opportunists.
11 - Crime Caper / A stockpile / A schoolgirl #5 - ''Phone Snatch'' by Jennifer Kepler   SYNOPSIS - The teachers are fed up with technology in the hands of every kid in school and do something about it. A student takes the heat for it and gets revenge.
11 - Crime Caper / A stockpile / A schoolgirl #HM - ''The Execution of Debra Koenig'' by Michael Prochaska   SYNOPSIS - When an unexpected visitor interrupts his annual tradition, a ruined man makes a gamble that might pave the way to the truth behind his questionable past.
11 - Crime Caper / A stockpile / A schoolgirl #HM - ''YouTube is Life'' by Julie McCawley-Self   SYNOPSIS - A 13-year-old girl is willing to go to dangerous lengths to reach number one on a video subscription channel.
11 - Crime Caper / A stockpile / A schoolgirl #HM - ''Jane the Brain'' by Leslie Boudreaux Tidwell   SYNOPSIS - Jane the Brain is a repeat offender who’s cooped up with a band of young troublemakers just like her. Even though she and her gang are one thin ice, Jane discovers a hidden treasure too tempting to pass up and convinces her dream team to make one last score.
12 - Action/Adventure / A hiking trip / A war veteran #1 - ''The Shift'' by Luke Manley   SYNOPSIS - Time has moved on and left a world behind. What will a man a do to survive?
12 - Action/Adventure / A hiking trip / A war veteran #2 - ''The Healer's Name'' by Laura Lerwill   SYNOPSIS - A young Navajo girl must confront Fear

when she goes on a Spirit Walk and finds something

unexpected in the sacred canyon of her people.
12 - Action/Adventure / A hiking trip / A war veteran #3 - ''Witchhiker'' by EJ Sidle   SYNOPSIS - Witchhiker Kilwraith used to win battles for Kings, now she spends her days drinking in a pirate bar. When the past comes calling, Kilwraith discovers her old life might not be as far behind her as she thought.
12 - Action/Adventure / A hiking trip / A war veteran #4 - ''Off the Trail'' by Ellie Suttmeier   SYNOPSIS - A young woman’s hiking trip, meant to take her mind off her divorce, quickly becomes a high-stakes adventure when she stumbles across a veteran tracking a group of wolf hunters across the mountain.
12 - Action/Adventure / A hiking trip / A war veteran #5 - ''Hit and Miss'' by Lucy Roberts   SYNOPSIS - I’m not in Switzerland for the banking, the chocolate or the cuckoo clocks.

I’m here to kill.
12 - Action/Adventure / A hiking trip / A war veteran #HM - ''Water'' by Tara May Flanagan   SYNOPSIS - The water wars have ended, but they rage on in Alice’s head. Jerrick, with his hope and will to survive, finally helps her break free, but with the last of earth’s freshwater run out, and humankind’s only hope in the hands of a group of suicidal scientists, how long can it last?
12 - Action/Adventure / A hiking trip / A war veteran #HM - ''Brothers'' by Emily Evans   SYNOPSIS - A woman stumbles upon a hidden secret in her elderly grandfather’s past. After processing her surprise, she tries to help him find resolution.
12 - Action/Adventure / A hiking trip / A war veteran #HM - ''Toss the Acorns'' by Marcella Dilworth   SYNOPSIS - If Dad and I had gone on the hiking trip when I was sixteen, would it have included live ammo and mortal danger?
13 - Fairy Tale / Heartbreak / A sidekick #1 - ''Los Sures'' by Margaret Saunders   SYNOPSIS - A reimagining of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” set in New York City during the Crack Epidemic. Lina’s boyfriend Rafa keeps disappearing at night and she struggles between her desire to know the truth about him and her fear of the loss that will come with it.
13 - Fairy Tale / Heartbreak / A sidekick #2 - ''Oluchi's Journey'' by Rachel Rigolino   SYNOPSIS - Synopsis: A fairy-tale-allegory (yes, the names matter) about a young princess whose coming of age is marked by both adventure and loss.
13 - Fairy Tale / Heartbreak / A sidekick #3 - ''Wicked to Winsome'' by Virginia Bair   SYNOPSIS - Falsely believed to be a wicked sort of witch, Vivian spent her days toiling away in seek of a revenge she would never use, letting her magic dwindle in the grief of her broken heart.  When her apprentice Alma decided she could take no more, she proposed a most dangerous way they could have Vivian’s heart repaired—a spell from the Wishing Fairy.
13 - Fairy Tale / Heartbreak / A sidekick #4 - ''Marley, goblin of the kingdom'' by Steph Fairbairn   SYNOPSIS - Marley, goblin of the kingdom, loves his job and his life, but there’s something missing. He finds that something in the most unexpected of places.
13 - Fairy Tale / Heartbreak / A sidekick #5 - ''The Kingdom of Storms'' by Lauren Powell   SYNOPSIS - To save his kingdom from a never ending storm that has raged for centuries, a king makes a marriage pact with a beautiful fairy queen. When he inadvertently breaks her heart, the storms return, worse than before and along with a magical gnome, he must find a way to save his family and his kingdom.
13 - Fairy Tale / Heartbreak / A sidekick #HM - ''Fireflies and Spoon Swords'' by Jefferey Wilson   SYNOPSIS - Two adventurous girls travel out into the woods in search of an old wishing well.
13 - Fairy Tale / Heartbreak / A sidekick #HM - ''A Ray At Sundown'' by Josh Murchie   SYNOPSIS - A wandering knight and his loyal sidekick face what will turn out to be their final adventure together.
13 - Fairy Tale / Heartbreak / A sidekick #HM - ''The Final Forest'' by Chantel Pereira   SYNOPSIS - When the woods are heard weeping, the fantastical beings who reside within it stop at nothing to repair its broken heart. Even if it has devastating consequences.
14 - Political Satire / Flattery / A homicide detective #1 - ''Animal Farm 2 - A Political Satire'' by Jeffrey Kronenfeld   SYNOPSIS - A loner sheep homicide detective tries to uncover the truth behind the murder of a stray cat, in the process learning more about the farm and his own past than he bargained for.
14 - Political Satire / Flattery / A homicide detective #2 - ''CHAD'' by Rebecca Lane Beittel   SYNOPSIS - A homicide detective with a strange fetish seeks respect from his department as he investigates the murder of a prominent tech billionaire.
14 - Political Satire / Flattery / A homicide detective #3 - ''Right is Wrong'' by Kimba Wisotsky   SYNOPSIS - In a society where right-handedness is an odious sin, an ambidextrous woman finally feels validated. She finds exhilaration in her attraction to the detective investigating her sister’s murder.
14 - Political Satire / Flattery / A homicide detective #4 - ''The Interrogation'' by Russell Axon   SYNOPSIS - Homicide detective Mary Rothbard is about to interrogate the biggest suspect of her life: The President of the United States of America. How is his penchant for hiring Yes-Men who flatter his every move connected to a string of spontaneous head-explosion incidents? Detective Rothbard is on the case!
14 - Political Satire / Flattery / A homicide detective #5 - ''Priority of Life'' by Catrina Schmenk   SYNOPSIS - No one denies it was a tragedy, of course, but in the great tragedy of life most everything is about perception.  Who controls the perception controls the reality. 



Old man Samson
14 - Political Satire / Flattery / A homicide detective #HM - ''The Death of Debate'' by Mary Beth McCloy   SYNOPSIS - Tragedy strikes – or does it? – as former homicide detective Bill Strauss participates in his first televised political debate on his quest to become the next President of the United States.
14 - Political Satire / Flattery / A homicide detective #HM - ''Report 0412 Avon County Board of Supervisors'' by Amy Camilleri   SYNOPSIS - Detective Angela Swain attended a closed county board of supervisor’s meeting to seek support for a police department community outreach effort. This is an email from her captain to the chief sharing her report on the events which transpired there.
14 - Political Satire / Flattery / A homicide detective #HM - ''Friends of A Man'' by Jessica Select Blanner   SYNOPSIS - Returning home from another sad painful day of work, a homicide detective must relive the experiences of his dark past, played out in front of his eyes like a puppet show.
15 - Historical Fiction / Pregnancy / An intoxicated person #1 - ''The Origins of Anne Bonny'' by Victoria Veldhoen   SYNOPSIS - The origins of infamous Anne Bonny’s descent from bartending in the Caribbean to plundering its depths as a pirate are detailed in this brief story.
15 - Historical Fiction / Pregnancy / An intoxicated person #2 - ''Child of Barley'' by Lisa Gefrides   SYNOPSIS - In Ancient Egypt, women poured their urine on barley and emmer wheat to confirm pregnancy. If the barley sprouted first, the child would be a son; if the wheat grew first, she would have a daughter.
15 - Historical Fiction / Pregnancy / An intoxicated person #3 - ''But for My Child'' by Shari Heinrich   SYNOPSIS - Papa must never know that Mason and I did more than walk together the morning before the regiment’s train labored away from Kinston. Mama need not bear the burden of disgrace at raising a daughter with callused hands and loosened stays.
15 - Historical Fiction / Pregnancy / An intoxicated person #4 - ''All My Love'' by Dyana Philpott   SYNOPSIS - My dearest reader,

In a time when honor still meant something, a promise of love was everything.

All my love,

The Author
15 - Historical Fiction / Pregnancy / An intoxicated person #5 - ''The Last Son of Majoun'' by Maha Kamal   SYNOPSIS - A Mughal emperor is warned by his trusted Sufi adviser that he must abandon his severe opiate addiction or risk losing his entire kingdom, including his wife and their unborn son.
15 - Historical Fiction / Pregnancy / An intoxicated person #HM - ''Lookout Mountain'' by Mike Space   SYNOPSIS - A young Apache warrior realizes his way of life is ending.
15 - Historical Fiction / Pregnancy / An intoxicated person #HM - ''Queen of Hearts'' by Emily Wells   SYNOPSIS - Synopsis: During the 1850s gold rush, Margaret is a prostitute in a saloon and has recently discovered that she is pregnant with an illegitimate child of an unknown client. She has an encounter with a mysterious and wealthy gentleman, who assists her as her life spirals out of control.
15 - Historical Fiction / Pregnancy / An intoxicated person #HM - ''All's Fair'' by Burt Myers   SYNOPSIS - Ann and Ray find their relationship torn apart by an impetuous decision whose consequences extend far beyond what either of them anticipates at the time, and that colors their chance encounter four years later.
16 - Suspense / A walking tour / A hypnotist #1 - ''Stepping Out'' by Pippa Vincent   SYNOPSIS - A walking tour turns into a mystery. What is happening and what has the voice got to do with it?
16 - Suspense / A walking tour / A hypnotist #2 - ''Yellow'' by Helen Garton   SYNOPSIS - Tormented by the belief that he is disguising his true, evil self, a brilliant young entrepreneur seeks help from a professional hypnotherapist.
16 - Suspense / A walking tour / A hypnotist #3 - ''Ghost Walk'' by Rebecca Anderson   SYNOPSIS - Mara is haunted by nightmares about burning alive. Seeking answers from a psychic hypnotist, she makes a series of choices that irreversibly changes the course of her life.
16 - Suspense / A walking tour / A hypnotist #4 - ''A Life Worth Living - Twice'' by Kim Hart   SYNOPSIS - Dave had hero-worshipped Australia's last bushranger since he was a child.

Now, he had the chance to show Ned Kelly how much he admired him.
16 - Suspense / A walking tour / A hypnotist #5 - ''The Repressed History of Doctor Paige'' by Chris Simms   SYNOPSIS - On the ancient streets of Rome,

the past is conjured back to life
16 - Suspense / A walking tour / A hypnotist #HM - ''Ghost Camp'' by Rebecca Glass   SYNOPSIS - The old, abandoned Camp Lenape contains a horrible secret involving four boys, a camp counselor, and a hypnotist.
16 - Suspense / A walking tour / A hypnotist #HM - ''Reassurance for the Restless'' by Ray   SYNOPSIS - A college student goes on a hike that will ultimately change his perception and life.
16 - Suspense / A walking tour / A hypnotist #HM - ''Ocean Eyes'' by A.Cass   SYNOPSIS - Everyone spoke of it, how it appeared and then disappeared, but they knew the one rule; you don’t go to the Carnival.  When his daughter wanders off into the Carnival, he must find her before once again the Carnival disappears and she is lost
17 - Romantic Comedy / A grudge / A person wearing a mask #1 - ''Isn't It Romantic'' by Marie Noble   SYNOPSIS - Kayla Hill is a romantic at heart. But how long can faith

in love survive without a happy ending now and then?
17 - Romantic Comedy / A grudge / A person wearing a mask #2 - ''Naked Hurricane'' by Terra Weiss   SYNOPSIS - “When Lacy ends up in a heart-to-heart talk with the hired Chippendale

at her bachelorette party, she wonders if she's having more than cold feet.
17 - Romantic Comedy / A grudge / A person wearing a mask #3 - ''Masquerade'' by Stephanie Bernholz   SYNOPSIS - Beth accompanies her friend to a masked ball. Who she meets there may bring closure to an office grudge.
17 - Romantic Comedy / A grudge / A person wearing a mask #4 - ''Smith and Wesson'' by Christine Day   SYNOPSIS - Police academy rivals are reunited ten years later to investigate a string of bank robberies. Will they be able to overcome their differences to solve the crime?
17 - Romantic Comedy / A grudge / A person wearing a mask #5 - ''The Museum of Love'' by Clay Space   SYNOPSIS - A man with a broken heart stumbles upon a museum that puts the quirks of love out on display.
17 - Romantic Comedy / A grudge / A person wearing a mask #HM - ''All About That Bass'' by Abby Traxler   SYNOPSIS - The final year of high school has this senior concerned about three things: Keeping his grades up for his football career, getting scouted by a college to become their next athletic prodigy, and the Nimble Bass of Deep Marsh High School.
17 - Romantic Comedy / A grudge / A person wearing a mask #HM - ''Behind the Mask'' by Sean Pillars   SYNOPSIS - Nate has fallen for a girl for the first time, but most of his experience with romance comes from 80’s John Hughes movies. His friends Sandy and Linda do their best to convince him to just go and talk to her
17 - Romantic Comedy / A grudge / A person wearing a mask #HM - ''Body Double'' by Oscar Windsor-Smith   SYNOPSIS - The star of a billion-dollar action movie franchise is injured on set and rushed to hospital – unconscious – in the care of a dedicated nurse who finds his Special Forces hero character distasteful but whose son idolizes him. The star’s volatile fiancée crosses swords with the nurse – leading to emotional pyrotechnics – as his longtime agent/manager mediates, revealing an unexpected angle to their relationship, which must be resolved if her client is to be restored to good health.
18 - Action/Adventure / An eclipse / A fugitive #1 - ''Millie McCabe, the Deputy Marshal's Son, and the Fugitive Eli Smith'' by Ryan Mallady   SYNOPSIS - Two men on horseback pursue a fugitive into a desert in the New Mexico Territory. The fugitive’s only chance at salvation (and justice) might just come from above.
18 - Action/Adventure / An eclipse / A fugitive #2 - ''Dark Speed'' by Meghan B Allen   SYNOPSIS - A man embarks on a quick trek and learns the perils of speed and shadows
18 - Action/Adventure / An eclipse / A fugitive #3 - ''Pink Baby'' by Erin MacNair   SYNOPSIS - BeeBee and Alima, two lowly young miners, have stumbled upon an amazing find; they’ll either end up rich or wind up dead. They must get past the fixer Christiano, the ruthless bandits, and Madagascar’s corrupt government, under the cover of the ominous blood moon.
18 - Action/Adventure / An eclipse / A fugitive #4 - ''Upstart'' by John W. Otte   SYNOPSIS - An aging superhero races against a younger hero to save a festival from his archenemy.
18 - Action/Adventure / An eclipse / A fugitive #5 - ''The Eclipse Truth or Treason'' by Eliza Vargas   SYNOPSIS - Jason Mills, ex-military, breaks into the government over a conspiracy theory involving the upcoming Super Blood Moon. In efforts to escape after being found out, he gets his sister, Meghan, to help him in his getaway until she finds out he's been lying and takes matters into her own hands.
18 - Action/Adventure / An eclipse / A fugitive #HM - ''The Merging'' by Kingston Paris   SYNOPSIS - Lira, kidnapped as a child and forced into sexual servitude for authorities of the Conqueror, seeks a chance to free herself. After years of waiting, the Merging of Worlds—both earthly and unearthly—provides her an opportunity.
18 - Action/Adventure / An eclipse / A fugitive #HM - ''WHERE IS THE SUN?'' by Jeremy Sun   SYNOPSIS - Cyborgs break into a black site to free a test subject whose mind can bend the fabric of reality.
18 - Action/Adventure / An eclipse / A fugitive #HM - ''Cause and Effect'' by Echo Rowan   SYNOPSIS - Jessica is loving life walking the path she has chosen. When her world drastically changes, she quickly learns she now has to choose her response to the path forced upon her.
19 - Historical Fiction / An opportunity of a lifetime / A bridesmaid #1 - ''When the Red Lotus blooms.'' by Chloe Frost   SYNOPSIS - Mei-yin tries to find a way to escape when she is kidnapped by the deadliest pirate fleet of the South China Seas.
19 - Historical Fiction / An opportunity of a lifetime / A bridesmaid #2 - ''Queens of the High Seas'' by Hailey Dixon   SYNOPSIS - This tale reimagines the fates of famous female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. After escaping from their Jamaican prison, the two women happen across a naive sea captain and use their wit, a wedding, and weapons to seize the opportunity of a pirate’s lifetime.
19 - Historical Fiction / An opportunity of a lifetime / A bridesmaid #3 - ''Yukon'' by Rebecca Saul   SYNOPSIS - Emma Kelly must break a promise to her best friend, Sarah, so she can pursue her dreams to be a reporter in the Alaskan wilderness.  Will Sarah forgive her, or has Emma sacrificed everything to chase fool’s gold?
19 - Historical Fiction / An opportunity of a lifetime / A bridesmaid #4 - ''Runner'' by NICOLE SINCLAIR   SYNOPSIS - You are a survivor in London as it is destroyed by the bombs of the second

World War, struggling to fight an entirely different war within yourself.

In a crumbling church basement, you are offered an escape from both.
19 - Historical Fiction / An opportunity of a lifetime / A bridesmaid #5 - ''Susannah'' by Kim Coryat   SYNOPSIS - A hard working farm girl in 1885 gets a shot at fame and fortune. Will she take it or have to turn it down?
19 - Historical Fiction / An opportunity of a lifetime / A bridesmaid #HM - ''A Secret Wedding'' by Alexandra L Powers   SYNOPSIS - Lady Anne Savage, lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, is summoned to take part in her mistress’s momentous, yet secret, wedding to King Henry VIII of England.
19 - Historical Fiction / An opportunity of a lifetime / A bridesmaid #HM - ''Secret Bodies'' by Brenna Fredrickson   SYNOPSIS - In October 1918, when the influenza epidemic hit an all time high, two people receive the opportunity of a lifetime to find connection amidst a world of fear, chaos, and disease.
19 - Historical Fiction / An opportunity of a lifetime / A bridesmaid #HM - ''Constance'' by Jonathan Saint   SYNOPSIS - Sisters Constance and Juliet Miller grow up in late nineteenth century England during an age of exploration and adventure. When their father announces Juliet’s engagement, powerful emotions are released, especially as the groom-to-be is living the life of adventure that Constance has always dreamed of.
20 - Ghost Story / A donation / A child psychologist #1 - ''Lodestone'' by Gretchen Hopkins   SYNOPSIS - A father's work is never done: Joe escapes his dadbod for the astral plane, but has one last job to finish.
20 - Ghost Story / A donation / A child psychologist #2 - ''All That Remains is Blue'' by Sam Kepple   SYNOPSIS - Child psychologist Mae Gallagher is seeing two new clients, one with severe behavioral issues, and one with trauma-induced anxiety. Soon she will learn the complicated and heartbreaking ways in which these two clients’ lives overlap.
20 - Ghost Story / A donation / A child psychologist #3 - ''An Unforced Donation'' by Annie Dodson   SYNOPSIS - A child psychologist interviews a runaway teenager and discovers a haunting secret in an isolated community in the rural south.
20 - Ghost Story / A donation / A child psychologist #4 - ''The Smell of Burning Flesh'' by Caswell Pilon   SYNOPSIS - When Ray, a children’s therapist, is assigned a client who blacks out and causes mayhem, he soon comes to learn that not everything comes down to mental illness.
20 - Ghost Story / A donation / A child psychologist #5 - ''The Cold Truth'' by stephen matlock   SYNOPSIS - A child psychologist, professional and accomplished, has left her past behind in her leap into the modern realities of today. But the past still waits in her mind, waiting to be remembered, and returns, unbidden and unwanted, to confront her.
20 - Ghost Story / A donation / A child psychologist #HM - ''Savior Sara'' by Brock Cohen   SYNOPSIS - A child psychologist is the subject of attempted blackmail after the ghost of one of her teenage patients reveals to her in a vision that she was murdered by members of her family.
20 - Ghost Story / A donation / A child psychologist #HM - ''Olivia's Heart'' by susan worley   SYNOPSIS - After a heart transplant, a five-year old girl is visited by the donor.
20 - Ghost Story / A donation / A child psychologist #HM - ''The Butterfly House'' by Lisa Simpson   SYNOPSIS - When a young mother is gifted an old house, old memories resurface and a 20-year-old phobia threatens to tear her life apart.
21 - Political Satire / A scam / A billionaire #1 - ''Kompromat'' by Tara Mae Williams   SYNOPSIS - The heretofore undisclosed true account of the alleged pee-pee tape.
21 - Political Satire / A scam / A billionaire #2 - ''The Emperor's New Wall'' by Sarah Wacksmuth   SYNOPSIS - The White House Press Pool participates in tricking the president into believing that he is getting a wall along the southern border of the United States.
21 - Political Satire / A scam / A billionaire #3 - ''An Election In An Unnamed Nation'' by Nabil Iqbal   SYNOPSIS - This election, there is an unexpected candidate who really resonates with a certain sector of the population.
21 - Political Satire / A scam / A billionaire #4 - ''A Day's Work'' by Rebecca Ruvinsky   SYNOPSIS - A furloughed government worker in a far-off future United States finds out the worth of his time.
21 - Political Satire / A scam / A billionaire #5 - ''Grandma Always Wins'' by Melissa Fehrenbach   SYNOPSIS - Whether it's a negotiation, a test of wills, or a poker game-- Grandma always wins.
21 - Political Satire / A scam / A billionaire #HM - ''The Civics Game'' by Kate Carr   SYNOPSIS - A reflection of government, politics and human behaviour as seen through the eyes of a child in a classroom. 



(n.b: I am Australian and therefore this story has elements of Australian school life and Australian spelling – I have however kept the term “President” and “Vice President” to make for smoother reading)
21 - Political Satire / A scam / A billionaire #HM - ''Stone Trunks'' by Roni Slye   SYNOPSIS - In a world where gender roles are reversed, billionaire, Angela Stone, is on a quest to create perfect men through a genetic modification virus that promises to give them an additional penis. Where the penis will grow is a surprise to the test subject, and there may be a few surprises for Angela too.
21 - Political Satire / A scam / A billionaire #HM - ''Everybody Loves Dogs'' by Kenneth Williams   SYNOPSIS - A cautionary tale of modern politics, social media run amok, and everyone’s best friend.
22 - Fantasy / Destiny / An assassin #1 - ''How to Hunt the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp'' by Ed Precht   SYNOPSIS - Synopsis: A young hunter descends into the swamps of South Carolina to slay a dangerous Beast, all the while hearing an all-too-familiar voice in her head.
22 - Fantasy / Destiny / An assassin #2 - ''The Purple Prince'' by L J Breen   SYNOPSIS - A young girl assigned a terrible task takes a job as a kitchen maid in the castle of an ill-fated Prince.
22 - Fantasy / Destiny / An assassin #3 - ''It Gets Easier'' by Tye Ballard   SYNOPSIS - An assassin is hired to kill a child with a dark future.
22 - Fantasy / Destiny / An assassin #4 - ''Fatal Misfortune'' by Sarah Morgan Varner   SYNOPSIS - Three years of bad luck have brought Casil back to the one person she never expected to see again.
22 - Fantasy / Destiny / An assassin #5 - ''The Sparrow's Nest'' by Meagan Noel Hart   SYNOPSIS - Two women, one who wields death and one who wields life, struggle to follow their prescribed destinies. But what if the world needs neither of them?
22 - Fantasy / Destiny / An assassin #HM - ''The Messenger'' by Ashley Stern   SYNOPSIS - A woman tries to save her lover from what he seems to think is his fate.
22 - Fantasy / Destiny / An assassin #HM - ''Assassin’s Child'' by TJ Misra   SYNOPSIS - It’s the Assassin's last job, but for now all he can do is wait. Near at hand but far away, his child embarks on her deadly quest.
22 - Fantasy / Destiny / An assassin #HM - ''Death Under Desert Watch'' by Megan Provost   SYNOPSIS - A desert orphan flees, forges, finds, and faces destiny amidst the heat and heaven of the Moroccan Sahara.
23 - Crime Caper / A backup plan / A fixer #1 - ''Ride the Reaper'' by Kate Felix   SYNOPSIS - Failed criminals Stu and Keith attempt to bust Gramps out of The White Moose nursing home in time to attend the Hellnail concert, but overcoming their own ineptitude is only one of the many obstacles they face.
23 - Crime Caper / A backup plan / A fixer #2 - ''Tap Takeover'' by Jennifer Davenport   SYNOPSIS - Jolie Bisset, a young woman grieving the recent death of her father, decides the only way to properly honor his life is to steal the tap handle of his favorite beer.
23 - Crime Caper / A backup plan / A fixer #3 - ''What's Love Got To Do With It'' by Treasa  Oden   SYNOPSIS - When meditating, yoga-pant-wearing, Buddhist, criminal fixer Le-Le leads her team of misfits to blackmail and extort an abusive husband, their plan goes wrong in the most unexpected way.  To fix the problem Le-Le, Zero, Cookie, and Tina must come up with a back-up plan for their original back-up plan and make sure that love wins.
23 - Crime Caper / A backup plan / A fixer #4 - ''Guilt'' by Matt Parsons   SYNOPSIS - After a burglary attempt gone wrong, one man is left with little time to make a getaway while coming to terms with his actions.
23 - Crime Caper / A backup plan / A fixer #5 - ''Trapped'' by Thomas Bloom   SYNOPSIS - Three thieves are trapped inside a vault with the ruby they were after when the alarms sound. They turn to a mysterious contact on the phone to help them get out with their loot.
23 - Crime Caper / A backup plan / A fixer #HM - ''A Bowl, A Burp, and A Brooch'' by Amy Fortenberry   SYNOPSIS - In 1953, a Tupperware party provides a group of ambitious young women the perfect cover for the perfect jewel heist.
23 - Crime Caper / A backup plan / A fixer #HM - ''Sticky Toffee Pudding'' by Katie Greisiger   SYNOPSIS - Four friends, stuck for the remainder of their lives in the monotony of a retirement home, attempt to sweeten up their lives with the biggest heist of their careers.
23 - Crime Caper / A backup plan / A fixer #HM - ''Impure'' by Lisa Jade   SYNOPSIS - Genetic impurities are to be catalogued and controlled under new ‘Purity’ laws. But when an ‘Impure’ is faced with potential castration, he’s forced to ask for help from a fiery – if somewhat unusual - rebellion.
24 - Romantic Comedy / Gossip / A scholar #1 - ''Advanced Chemistry'' by Julianna Comstock   SYNOPSIS - Mara, an ambitious undergraduate student, is casually dating her chemistry professor and longs to take things to the next level. After overhearing a conversation with a former lover and student of his, Mara discovers the prerequisites for remaining a permanent fixture in his life.
24 - Romantic Comedy / Gossip / A scholar #2 - ''Strictly Confidential'' by Ruth Sonntag   SYNOPSIS - A helpless stroke victim in hospital, known (by some) as Bill, is visited by a variety of colourful characters, who are all intimately connected with him, but had not known of each other until this moment. Bill’s secret life unravels - under the ever-watchful eye of his dedicated nurse who, unwittingly, does her bit to complicate the drama even further.
24 - Romantic Comedy / Gossip / A scholar #3 - ''Lighthouse Removed'' by Ariel Basom   SYNOPSIS - When a troubled wife returns to school to pursue a better life she is surprised and delighted at what she finds.
24 - Romantic Comedy / Gossip / A scholar #4 - ''A Baker's Dilemma'' by Shelby Knudtson   SYNOPSIS - Paul, a Biology professor, is forced into taking a baking course by his best friends and makes a shocking discovery.
24 - Romantic Comedy / Gossip / A scholar #5 - ''Group Dynamic'' by Hannah Krueger   SYNOPSIS - When a fellow grad student drops out of the program, not only does it open up a spot in a writing group, it also opens up room for new gossip, realizations, and love.
24 - Romantic Comedy / Gossip / A scholar #HM - ''Frisbee Fate'' by Victoria Lockwood   SYNOPSIS - You can’t plan everything.
24 - Romantic Comedy / Gossip / A scholar #HM - ''Clownfish'' by Susan Norman   SYNOPSIS - Evolutionary Biology Professor and single dad, Tim Lockwood, struggles with understanding his daughter and the confusing array of gender identity options embraced by her generation.  He is forced to confront his limitations in evolving with this social adaptation that he never saw coming.
24 - Romantic Comedy / Gossip / A scholar #HM - ''A Passing Pair of Heels'' by Erika Robertson   SYNOPSIS - A story about life’s pawns and fate.
25 - Drama / A career change / An investor #1 - ''North'' by Olivia Hawker   SYNOPSIS - When an investor realizes the role he has played in environmental destruction, he leaves his work to try to mitigate some of the damage he has caused—and receives guidance from an unexpected source.
25 - Drama / A career change / An investor #2 - ''The Wake'' by Tamsin Barrett   SYNOPSIS - Eve does not mourn her dead ex-husband, Chris, and attends his funeral only to seek a reconciliation with her daughter, Claudia. At the funeral Eve discovers that before he died, Chris had lied about Claudia’s paternity, causing a rift between Claudia and her mother
25 - Drama / A career change / An investor #3 - ''Ribbon Blue'' by Nicole Overy   SYNOPSIS - “Being a trophy wife is a lucrative position.

But I was wondering if you might consider a change?”
25 - Drama / A career change / An investor #4 - ''Take the Lead'' by John Matthew Stockhausen   SYNOPSIS - An executive has made a significant investment in a play, but on speaking with the director discovers that a problem in casting the lead threatens the success of the entire effort.  The executive decides to try to convince an old flame, a talented actor and singer now working as an escort, to come back to theater and save the production.
25 - Drama / A career change / An investor #5 - ''The Choice'' by Lisa O'Donnell Kjos   SYNOPSIS - When Meg is inflicted with a fatal illness, she is faced with a choice that will affect the fate of the world as she knows it.
25 - Drama / A career change / An investor #HM - ''Recruit'' by Danielle Demisay   SYNOPSIS - M must watch the perfect recruit for the Resistance.

Enter Subject 24602, with all their multi-hyphenate abilities.
25 - Drama / A career change / An investor #HM - ''Changes'' by Travis Croken   SYNOPSIS - A life-changing incident forces an unwanted career change for a driven investor.
25 - Drama / A career change / An investor #HM - ''Hero of Brave Resistance'' by Sarah Roberts   SYNOPSIS - After quitting his engineering job to pursue a teaching career, a man considers whether to invest in his girlfriend’s business.
26 - Drama / Faux / A student #1 - ''Unspoken Memories'' by Katherine Spurgeon   SYNOPSIS - A man overcome with grief reminisces about the better times—and the worse.
26 - Drama / Faux / A student #2 - ''LI(F)E'' by Melody Wingfield   SYNOPSIS - Fooled, faked, freed — Callie learns that the difference between a life and a lie is more than just one letter.
26 - Drama / Faux / A student #3 - ''Reports to Father'' by Kevin Swanstrom   SYNOPSIS - A social pariah strikes up an unlikely mentorship with an off-putting young ward in the woods.
26 - Drama / Faux / A student #4 - ''The Nuclear Holocaust Club'' by Kerry Craven   SYNOPSIS - A high school student deals with the death

of his friend, after their idea for a club becomes more popular

than they intended.
26 - Drama / Faux / A student #5 - ''Hidden Escape'' by Mardine Perrins   SYNOPSIS - Joe has internalized the trauma he endured only three years ago. Will he ever find peace?
26 - Drama / Faux / A student #HM - ''Charley Undone'' by Jay Grodsky   SYNOPSIS - Life seems to be going well for Charley even though his father recently died in a car accident, as Charley inherited more than enough to insure a comfortable future for himself. But trouble comes his way unannounced when he gets entangled with friends all looking after their own interests at his expense.
26 - Drama / Faux / A student #HM - ''Lisa'' by David McClain   SYNOPSIS - A man who is separated from his wife pursues an online correspondence which gives him much more than he could have expected – and less.
26 - Drama / Faux / A student #HM - ''Russian Olives'' by Ted McCarthy   SYNOPSIS - A girl struggles to find her place during her freshman year at a prestigious northeast university.
27 - Mystery / A medical diagnosis / A prisoner #1 - ''Myth and Mother'' by Tina Propst   SYNOPSIS - A woman struggles to make authorities believe she committed murder when they do not believe her, and an overlooked diagnosis becomes the key to understanding what really happened.
27 - Mystery / A medical diagnosis / A prisoner #2 - ''Baby Jane Doe'' by Shanan Winters   SYNOPSIS - After her mother is put into a home for late-stage dementia, Jenny finds clues to a deeply buried family secret.
27 - Mystery / A medical diagnosis / A prisoner #3 - ''Talking About Dying'' by Samantha Ramirez   SYNOPSIS - John prepares to deliver the news of his terminal diagnosis to a loved one.
27 - Mystery / A medical diagnosis / A prisoner #4 - ''Caged'' by Heather Coupland   SYNOPSIS - Sometimes a cage is of our own making, sometimes it’s a taste of freedom.
27 - Mystery / A medical diagnosis / A prisoner #5 - ''Assyrian Mind'' by Omar Ghadry   SYNOPSIS - A man wakes up from a long sleep. He has been imprisoned in and by his own mind, struggling to free himself.
27 - Mystery / A medical diagnosis / A prisoner #HM - ''A Jail Bird's Baby'' by Samantha Dunne   SYNOPSIS - Small town murders become big city scandals, especially when the killer isn’t who everyone thinks it is. Thirty-year-old Maeve McKay must race against time to clear her mother’s name before it’s too late.
27 - Mystery / A medical diagnosis / A prisoner #HM - ''Caretaking'' by S.E. Morigan   SYNOPSIS - Hazel’s sick friend is taken, and she needs to keep her wits to get her back.
27 - Mystery / A medical diagnosis / A prisoner #HM - ''Murder by Biscuit'' by Meg Dunley   SYNOPSIS - Tanya is sure something is wrong when Brenda doesn’t turn up to work after saying she could murder a biscuit. She undertakes a covert investigation to find out what has happened to Brenda.
28 - Fairy Tale / Repetition / A gunslinger #1 - ''Happily Ever After'' by Conner Wild   SYNOPSIS - Coyote, a gunslinging vigilante who has dedicated his life to the annihilation of evil, comes to terms with the creeping uncertainty that he himself may be in some kind of hell and attempts one more futile act of desperado heroics.
28 - Fairy Tale / Repetition / A gunslinger #2 - ''Courtesy, Always'' by Ali Abbas   SYNOPSIS - Joe is a retired gun expert for the movie industry. When his wife dies, he finds help selling his home from an unexpected source.
28 - Fairy Tale / Repetition / A gunslinger #3 - ''In the Time of Troll'' by Marjorie Drake   SYNOPSIS - With the help of evil witches’ magic, an inept Troll becomes the Leader of the village and, made mad by the limitations on his powers, closes the castle and ends up alone and afraid, knowing that his punishment is imminent. 

       An allegory of corruption and stupidity.
28 - Fairy Tale / Repetition / A gunslinger #4 - ''The Princess and the Revolver'' by Maureen McCracken   SYNOPSIS - A witch curses an angry gunslinger, forcing him to relive the day he met a beautiful princess.
28 - Fairy Tale / Repetition / A gunslinger #5 - ''An Oral History of Bayani the Great'' by Enna Floresca   SYNOPSIS - A demigod gunslinger transcends time and worlds by echoing through narratives
28 - Fairy Tale / Repetition / A gunslinger #HM - ''Hurt No More (or, The Princess and the Gunslinger)'' by Sam Primeau   SYNOPSIS - In dreams, Madison can live any life other than the dreary teenage one she’s stuck in now. When that normalcy is threatened, she finds she can dream of nothing but getting it back.
28 - Fairy Tale / Repetition / A gunslinger #HM - ''The Wizard of the Black Forest'' by Katina Ferguson   SYNOPSIS - A young dwarf learns of the perils of being too obedient
28 - Fairy Tale / Repetition / A gunslinger #HM - ''The Tollkeepers'' by Jessica Senft   SYNOPSIS - A fauness approaches the end of a grueling manhunt.
29 - Romance / A blank check / A sea captain #1 - ''Lobster Bisque'' by Chris Todd Miller   SYNOPSIS - A US Navy Seal breaks out of prison for the woman he loves and the friend he just met.
29 - Romance / A blank check / A sea captain #2 - ''The Proposal'' by Larry Hendricks   SYNOPSIS - A new mother on a cruise receives an unusual proposal from the most handsome man she's ever seen. She will either accept or tell the captain and have the man thrown off the ship.
29 - Romance / A blank check / A sea captain #3 - ''Upstream'' by Alexandra Otto   SYNOPSIS - An 18-year-old girl wants to prove to her father that she has what it takes to become a sea captain, but a city boy may make her prove it in the dangers of the Bering Sea.
29 - Romance / A blank check / A sea captain #4 - ''Giselle'' by Kari Crawford   SYNOPSIS - A story of a man with a decision to make, torn between two loves and two lives.
29 - Romance / A blank check / A sea captain #5 - ''Misdirection'' by T. Warren Soule   SYNOPSIS - Many years from now, seafaring explorers Clara King and Jean Ouest Powell find each other on the iridescent waters of the New Atlantic and discover parts of themselves previously locked away. Loosely based on nineteenth century American explorers Clarence King and John Wesley Powell, this romance flips love over and reflects on what it means to grow, take the good with the bad, and love completely.
29 - Romance / A blank check / A sea captain #HM - ''Confession'' by Niki Smallwood   SYNOPSIS - After a businessman turned petty thief falls in love with the captain of the ship upon which he is being held, the captain’s wife offers him the means to escape and the chance for a better life.
29 - Romance / A blank check / A sea captain #HM - ''Duluth'' by Randall Johnson   SYNOPSIS - A woman loves two powerful men. Their power, they both know, is nothing compared to hers.
29 - Romance / A blank check / A sea captain #HM - ''The Engagement Dinner'' by Cheryl White   SYNOPSIS - Things don’t go as planned when Captain David Howard dines with his fiancée’s family and springs the big news on them.
30 - Romantic Comedy / Domestication / An au pair #1 - ''Manhattan Syndrome'' by Helen Power   SYNOPSIS - Amalia moves to Manhattan to become an au pair and find inspiration for her painting. But things are not as they seem in her new home, and she finds her muse—and love—in the most unlikely of places.
30 - Romantic Comedy / Domestication / An au pair #2 - ''Life is Temporary, Love is Forever'' by Melissa R. Mendelson   SYNOPSIS - Her stay with him was only supposed to be temporary, but somewhere along the way, love stole across her dream.
30 - Romantic Comedy / Domestication / An au pair #3 - ''Love in the Time of Killer Apps'' by Hermine Robinson   SYNOPSIS - Mark is certain his savoir faire and entrepreneurial skills will impress the Wilson’s new Au Pair, Justine. However, Mark’s dog, Sparky, and a soccer girl named Andrea have different ideas.
30 - Romantic Comedy / Domestication / An au pair #4 - ''Ever Closer'' by Evelina Rodriguez   SYNOPSIS - A busy mother of two meets someone that uncovers a warmth and spark that she had long forgotten.
30 - Romantic Comedy / Domestication / An au pair #5 - ''It wasn't my fault!'' by Nicola Lindsay   SYNOPSIS - London-born, work-shy Sharon is horrified when she is sent as an au pair to Italy. However, the pain of domesticity is reduced when she finds unexpected love in her new surroundings.
30 - Romantic Comedy / Domestication / An au pair #HM - ''Peas for a Puppy'' by Grace Onorato   SYNOPSIS - A widower finds he is still capable of love thanks to his seven-year-old daughter and her au pair.
30 - Romantic Comedy / Domestication / An au pair #HM - ''Siren'' by Sherrie Pemberton   SYNOPSIS - A tone deaf siren becomes an Au Pair for a music teacher turned pianist.
30 - Romantic Comedy / Domestication / An au pair #HM - ''The Stray in Sri Lanka'' by Ayla Duggan   SYNOPSIS - An au pair slowly remembers her drunken meet-cute from the night before.
31 - Thriller / Parole / A chef #1 - ''Joint Enterprise'' by Matt Glasby   SYNOPSIS - For Danny, every day he spends working in The Pen, a prison restaurant, is a step closer to freedom. Then Carl Pearce walks in, and everything changes.
31 - Thriller / Parole / A chef #2 - ''I'm Out'' by Vin Carver   SYNOPSIS - Tormented by a dishonest burger chef, a liquor-laden parolee must choose between forgiveness and revenge, or he’ll never truly be happy, joyous, and free.
31 - Thriller / Parole / A chef #3 - ''Valhalla'' by Daniel Gorman   SYNOPSIS - When man's old partner is paroled early and shows up on their front door, his son flees with his sisters to safety. When he discovers a secret his father was keeping, he thinks he has the answer to win their safety.
31 - Thriller / Parole / A chef #4 - ''I've Started Seeing Steven Again'' by Topher Daniel   SYNOPSIS - The victim of a malicious crime starts suffering from hallucinations in the days leading up to his attacker’s parole.
31 - Thriller / Parole / A chef #5 - ''Small Town Justice'' by Beth Berrien-Clark   SYNOPSIS - Andrew invests in the culinary arts program but just how well will it serve him?
31 - Thriller / Parole / A chef #HM - ''The Serving Hatch'' by James Williams   SYNOPSIS - A chef fresh out on parole is given a job by a former boss: to use his culinary wiles to knock off a meddling PI
31 - Thriller / Parole / A chef #HM - ''Butcher of Brownstone County'' by Veralisa Markwood   SYNOPSIS - A butcher serves revenge to the chef who ruined him, but she is prepared to dish it right back.
31 - Thriller / Parole / A chef #HM - ''The Ribbon'' by Ronda Marceau   SYNOPSIS - He will do anything to protect what is his.
32 - Drama / A debilitating injury / A magician #1 - ''The Zig Zag Girls'' by Jennesa Regios   SYNOPSIS - Teenage sisters spend their summer assisting a magician.
32 - Drama / A debilitating injury / A magician #2 - ''Magic Hands'' by Carl Mealie   SYNOPSIS - An iterant magician with the ability to remove illnesses and correct injuries in specific individuals is confronted in a local bar and has to make a decision that will determine the course of his life.
32 - Drama / A debilitating injury / A magician #3 - ''Slights of Hands'' by Rhian Holvey   SYNOPSIS - The nurses can’t help but pity Ethan Eli, a great magician with career ending injuries. Yet some wounds run deeper than those to his hands.
32 - Drama / A debilitating injury / A magician #4 - ''The Lost Boy'' by Taylor Kowalski   SYNOPSIS - A mother reflects on the accident that change her and her son’s lives forever.
32 - Drama / A debilitating injury / A magician #5 - ''Disappearing'' by Fiona Aitken   SYNOPSIS - A Magician’s obsession with achieving the ultimate magical illusion, no matter the cost.
32 - Drama / A debilitating injury / A magician #HM - ''The Ears of Fran Tarkenton'' by Michael Magaha   SYNOPSIS - After suffering a traumatic brain injury, retired magician Frank Mills decides to perform once more with his earless rabbit Fran Tarkenton.
32 - Drama / A debilitating injury / A magician #HM - ''The Sleight Problem of Smoking on Stage'' by Eric Tortora Pato   SYNOPSIS - Years ago, an error on his part ended the career of magician Henry Liu.

Today, the inner thoughts of his daughter Rae race as she returns her family’s art to center stage.
32 - Drama / A debilitating injury / A magician #HM - ''In a Flash'' by Jacinta Mooney   SYNOPSIS - In the wake of a car crash, a young father suffering from brain damage realizes he has lost more than just his memory.
33 - Action/Adventure / A terminal illness / A programmer #1 - ''Ruthless Efficiency'' by Trey Dowell   SYNOPSIS - A corporate executive’s state-of-the-art smart home might not be the warm, safe refuge he believes it to be.
33 - Action/Adventure / A terminal illness / A programmer #2 - ''The Poacher'' by Kevin Joffre   SYNOPSIS - In a world of hypercompetitive corporations, a dangerous but dying “Talent Acquisitions Officer”—more commonly known as a “poacher”—is charged with kidnapping one last prospective hire before retiring.
33 - Action/Adventure / A terminal illness / A programmer #3 - ''The Boy'' by Monika Grogan   SYNOPSIS - An FBI agent trains in a virtual reality setting, and meets a boy who has no earthly reason for being there.  Or does he?
33 - Action/Adventure / A terminal illness / A programmer #4 - ''The Impending'' by Georgia Rose   SYNOPSIS - A sheltered man awaits the results of his own calculated mortality.
33 - Action/Adventure / A terminal illness / A programmer #5 - ''Breathtaking'' by Sarah Wallace   SYNOPSIS - A terminally ill woman becomes fixated on a picture on a doctor’s wall and sets out to create the ending she wants for her life.
33 - Action/Adventure / A terminal illness / A programmer #HM - ''Best Laid Plans'' by Rebecca Bayuk   SYNOPSIS - An unadventurous programmer, prompted by a year spent grappling with mortality, undertakes a trek along an increasingly treacherous route through the mountains of Northern England in order to fulfil a promise to a friend.
33 - Action/Adventure / A terminal illness / A programmer #HM - ''A Stitch in Time'' by Noor Waheed   SYNOPSIS - When Shiva’s mother starts losing her battle against cancer, Shiva’s friend and local genius, Arjun, offers her a life-changing opportunity: to alter history itself.
33 - Action/Adventure / A terminal illness / A programmer #HM - ''Random Access Memory'' by Ericka Kendall   SYNOPSIS - A computer whiz finds that her skills and knowledge make her the only person who can complete a mission.  But were her skills enough?
34 - Romance / Procrastination / A social climber #1 - ''The Last of Winter'' by Rose Regan   SYNOPSIS - Haunted by an old flame and a dark assignment, a man clings to the woman in whom he found solace.
34 - Romance / Procrastination / A social climber #2 - ''The Porcelain Wave'' by Andrea Westphaal   SYNOPSIS - An aging widower confronts his mortality and opens his heart to a new life and love.
34 - Romance / Procrastination / A social climber #3 - ''Well done'' by Heidi Lobecker   SYNOPSIS - Welcome to Amore, where we program love.  You’re certainly not going to get into the System Design room with that attitude.
34 - Romance / Procrastination / A social climber #4 - ''The Unlike Trouble With Pecan Pies'' by Erin Crocker   SYNOPSIS - Between gossip gone awry and Lucille Blanchard’s despaired attempts to produce the perfect pecan pie, will any of the ladies in Holcomb County truly be prepared for the jarring and mysterious return of Howard George?
34 - Romance / Procrastination / A social climber #5 - ''If'' by Pam Curtis   SYNOPSIS - Timing is everything—especially when it comes to love.

But what if the timing is off?
34 - Romance / Procrastination / A social climber #HM - ''Hayden's Run'' by Val Egger   SYNOPSIS - On the night of the traditional Hayden’s Run, a cross country student must decide whether the pursuit of social mobility is truly his passion.
34 - Romance / Procrastination / A social climber #HM - ''The Visitor'' by Kerry Lyons   SYNOPSIS - Patricia finds love in the most unlikely of places, but will she remember tomorrow?
34 - Romance / Procrastination / A social climber #HM - ''Abstract Art'' by Ellie Misner-Smith   SYNOPSIS - Two artistic siblings clash over the reappearance of a controversial old flame.
35 - Drama / Revenge / A seasonal worker #1 - ''Driving in Kampala'' by Katherine Kettmann   SYNOPSIS - A taxi driver watches an act of revenge that will change him forever.
35 - Drama / Revenge / A seasonal worker #2 - ''Seeds of Reprisal'' by Alexander Pyles   SYNOPSIS - A gardener, who is trying to make ends meet, has his contract terminated.  Feelings of vengeance begin to germinate and blossom in his heart.
35 - Drama / Revenge / A seasonal worker #3 - ''Product Recall'' by Amy Martin   SYNOPSIS - A blueberry picker dreams of taking revenge on her cruel flatmate.
35 - Drama / Revenge / A seasonal worker #4 - ''Supernova'' by Peter Rosemeyer   SYNOPSIS - An aspiring actor decides to get revenge after being publicly humiliated by a movie star.
35 - Drama / Revenge / A seasonal worker #5 - ''Where Hope and We Part Company'' by Calandra Crane   SYNOPSIS - Sylvie reflects on recent events that have affected her family as she drives to the hospital where her son received care after an unfortunate accident.
35 - Drama / Revenge / A seasonal worker #HM - ''Tears in the Dark'' by Jasmine Norris   SYNOPSIS - Jacklyn’s father was shot in a random mugging incident, and the police are still searching for the shooter. But Jacklyn already knows where he lives and she is facing the hardest choice of her life.
35 - Drama / Revenge / A seasonal worker #HM - ''Spaghetti'' by Tammy Turpin   SYNOPSIS - Start with a plump American female and a lean cut of Balinese male; add equal parts of superstition and bad sex, and a pinch of being used.  Stir steadily until the revenge reaches a rolling boil.
35 - Drama / Revenge / A seasonal worker #HM - ''The Light Goes Flat'' by Rob Bowman   SYNOPSIS - A ski coach runs into trouble when he is tasked with coaching the tycoon husband of a woman he coaches. And is having an affair with.
36 - Comedy / A tournament / A tutor #1 - ''Blood Orange: A Craving of Medieval Proportions'' by Marissa Elizabeth   SYNOPSIS - Lance, previously known as Lance of the round table, must prepare a young teenager for a swordfight, but his youth is quite annoying and refuses to see that Lance is a vampire. At the start of their session, Lance cannot stand young Ian, but as the day goes on, Ian seems to grow on Lance, pulling him out of his own needs and reminding him of his old friend, Arthur.
36 - Comedy / A tournament / A tutor #2 - ''Our Dog Days Have Only Just Begun'' by Michael Chouinard   SYNOPSIS - A mentor tutors his prized pupil to the finals of the Tournament of Champions quiz in a not-too-distant future world.
36 - Comedy / A tournament / A tutor #3 - ''Single Elimination'' by David Monteith   SYNOPSIS - A man pitches the idea for a new dating app to a panel of judges.
36 - Comedy / A tournament / A tutor #4 - ''Game Changer'' by Kassandra Dick   SYNOPSIS - Hopeful but hapless English tutor, Erin Hems gets more than she bargains for as she tries to earn money to enter a writing tournament.
36 - Comedy / A tournament / A tutor #5 - ''Call Me Noah'' by Mary-Kate Nienhuis-French   SYNOPSIS - Kelvin Shuffle bottom thought it was going to be an ordinary day of wallowing in self-pity after a loss in the national spelling bee, but he was wrong. A mysterious stranger emerges from cyberspace to change his fate, and possibly the fate of an entire nation.
36 - Comedy / A tournament / A tutor #HM - ''Cyrelean Escape'' by Erin Sebenick   SYNOPSIS - Xo becomes trapped on a planet controlled by women. The tournament is the only thing that can save him for being killed, simply because he is a man.
36 - Comedy / A tournament / A tutor #HM - ''Best Served'' by Liz Kellam   SYNOPSIS - Annie makes an unusual friend in trickster May.
36 - Comedy / A tournament / A tutor #HM - ''Third Annual Serious – Really, Really Serious Tournament'' by Mari Connos   SYNOPSIS - Citizens of a small town in Maine suffer from way too much snow.

 They find a way to solve their cabin fever.
37 - Horror / A delivery service / A fighter pilot #1 - ''Taps'' by Leslie Logemann   SYNOPSIS - A war hero battles his demons after the loss of his wife while his daughter tries to fix it with food.
37 - Horror / A delivery service / A fighter pilot #2 - ''Wolves'' by Alisa Wood   SYNOPSIS - A young man picks up an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker who does not seem to be who she claims to be.
37 - Horror / A delivery service / A fighter pilot #3 - ''Delivery for Jacob Winder'' by Erikka Hamilton   SYNOPSIS - Jacob Winder was a daredevil from an early age. He’s lived a charmed life, but the grey man has never been far behind him.
37 - Horror / A delivery service / A fighter pilot #4 - ''The Witches of Russia'' by Jack Matthews   SYNOPSIS - Katya and Raisa, WWII fighter pilots, wreak havoc on the Eastern Front against German aces and supernatural POWs and gain infamy as the Witches of Russia.
37 - Horror / A delivery service / A fighter pilot #5 - ''Dear Jack'' by Nathanael Gray   SYNOPSIS - A girl and boy exchange letters during the war, and begin to imagine a future together.
37 - Horror / A delivery service / A fighter pilot #HM - ''Succulent'' by HELEN MCNEILL   SYNOPSIS - A tired mother is delivered unexpected relief.
37 - Horror / A delivery service / A fighter pilot #HM - ''Razbolgaz'' by Celia Dyson   SYNOPSIS - After the death of his wife, Bob is preparing to move on from his home of many years. When two strangers show up to collect his belongings, his day takes a chilling turn.
37 - Horror / A delivery service / A fighter pilot #HM - ''HelloFlesh'' by Jennifer Gladden   SYNOPSIS - The freshest meats delivered on time...

we'll bet our lives on it.
38 - Political Satire / A double standard / A professor #1 - ''Asking for it'' by Renee Boyer   SYNOPSIS - Synopsis: MP Andrew Banner wakes up after a rough night to discover his phone, car and watch (possibly) have been stolen. It seems the perpetrator is psychology Professor Lindsay Johns - but did she steal them, or did he give them to her?
38 - Political Satire / A double standard / A professor #2 - ''Policy Play'' by Brenna Conley   SYNOPSIS - A man, a woman, and a grey finch walk into a game show. The rest is American history.
38 - Political Satire / A double standard / A professor #3 - ''Dead fish'' by Cara Schultz   SYNOPSIS - A UNIVERSITY professor is forced into accompanying a politician on a boat trip on a river with no water as the politician tries to convince his constituents the reason for a horrifying and unprecedented environmental tragedy is not gross mismanagement, greed and corruption further upstream, but not enough rain.
38 - Political Satire / A double standard / A professor #4 - ''A Crisis in the Sky'' by Mark Piras   SYNOPSIS - Informed the end of the world might be near, the President sees an opportunity to leverage the crisis to get a long-stalled Executive Order enacted.
38 - Political Satire / A double standard / A professor #5 - ''-ism'' by Neil Whitfield   SYNOPSIS - Two junior White House aides attempt to solve a knotty communication problem.
38 - Political Satire / A double standard / A professor #HM - ''No Exceptions'' by Esther Rogers   SYNOPSIS - Immigrants are no longer allowed to speak until their accents have been rehabilitated. Rin, a young Japanese woman teaching in Princeton, takes matters into her own hands.
38 - Political Satire / A double standard / A professor #HM - ''Fight or Flight'' by Caitlin Argue   SYNOPSIS - There’s a dangerous epidemic sweeping the campus, but why won’t anyone do something to stop it?
38 - Political Satire / A double standard / A professor #HM - ''The Legacy of Colonel Ortiz'' by Kit Storjohann   SYNOPSIS - The president of the small Latin American country of Hueristierra has helped forge a peaceful, thriving, and equitable republic from the ashes of a savage dictatorship.  Countering the hypocrisy of his northern neighbors, however, might force him to become — in the eyes of the world and history — the thing he hates the most.
39 - Thriller / Exile / A philanderer #1 - ''Nailed'' by Michelle Kaseler   SYNOPSIS - After his twin sister dies, Jason starts working for the man he believes is responsible and becomes increasingly more desperate to make him pay.
39 - Thriller / Exile / A philanderer #2 - ''A Dish Served Hot'' by LP Fergusson   SYNOPSIS - Revenge may be a dish best served cold but when a heartbroken cellist delivers her coup de gras to a cheating pianist, it’s smoking hot.
39 - Thriller / Exile / A philanderer #3 - ''Sinkhole'' by Cassandra Porter   SYNOPSIS - A girl sets out in search of treasures in sinkhole trash-heaps. Instead, she finds a friend and truth.
39 - Thriller / Exile / A philanderer #4 - ''The Enamored'' by Roland Royster   SYNOPSIS - An Indian woman flees her country to escape an honor killing and arrives on the doorstep of the philanderer who created the problem by seducing her. He decides to hide the woman for the remaining hours she needs to receive clearance on a bank transfer, which will give her the means to make a permanent escape, but is killed after failing a test to prove his love for her.
39 - Thriller / Exile / A philanderer #5 - ''Exommunication'' by Patricia Hoops   SYNOPSIS - A divorcee spreads her wings while her ex-husband attempts to solve a string of homicides of Mormon men.
39 - Thriller / Exile / A philanderer #HM - ''Dead Freaking Last'' by G.C. Hill   SYNOPSIS - A local falls in love with a new stranger in town with a sordid past
39 - Thriller / Exile / A philanderer #HM - ''A Small Betrayal'' by Dominic Casey-Lee   SYNOPSIS - It has been six years since Ashia was last in her home village, exiled on pain of being stoned to death after the birth of her bastard son. Armed with her newfound combat skills and a mother’s determination she attempts to break him out of the house of his father’s family and bring him to her new home.
39 - Thriller / Exile / A philanderer #HM - ''Closing Arguments'' by Carol-Ann Sasser   SYNOPSIS - A sophisticated lawyer, exiled from his life, tries to use his courtroom skills to escape danger in the woods.
40 - Romantic Comedy / Living with parents / An environmentalist #1 - ''A Green Perspective'' by Dan Millen   SYNOPSIS - Redcroft Property Development executive Tessa has been sent to negotiate the sale of Jamie Hower’s land for a housing development. An avid environmentalist and 35-year-old living at home with his parents, Jamie has his own agenda – making Tessa see that this piece of land isn’t just trees and water.
40 - Romantic Comedy / Living with parents / An environmentalist #2 - ''Lambing Season'' by Erin Schulz   SYNOPSIS - Sheep farmer Grace Weber doesn’t think much of Dr. Erika Caldwell when they meet in a sheep-caused traffic jam, but over the course of Erika’s interview for an article in an environmental magazine, Grace warms up to her humor and enthusiasm. After she lets Erika leave without exchanging phone numbers, she is finally able to admit that she met someone worth speaking up for, and she wastes no time when she gets a second chance.
40 - Romantic Comedy / Living with parents / An environmentalist #3 - ''Dead Body'' by Mariah Muller   SYNOPSIS - A young man fallen on hard times learns lessons in honesty – and vulnerability – on a Tinder date.
40 - Romantic Comedy / Living with parents / An environmentalist #4 - ''THE ATTACK OF THE FRANTIC FISH...A LOVE STORY'' by LESLIE WIBBERLEY   SYNOPSIS - When Daniel Roberts, a gorgeous and brilliant journalist, arrives at a Chinook salmon hatchery to study the hatchery's groundbreaking work, an encounter with an angry salmon results in a hysterical-to-others but embarrassing and painful-to-him injury. Neither Daniel, nor Dr. Sarah Mackenzie PhD, the stunning lead environmentalist at the hatchery, have any intention of falling for each other, but a lethal combination of intelligence and beauty is impossible to deny, and despite both of their best intentions, a romance blossoms.
40 - Romantic Comedy / Living with parents / An environmentalist #5 - ''Eggplant'' by Melisa Lewis   SYNOPSIS - Cold feet settle in as Beth prepares for her first date in years. She is relieved when a blizzard attempts to derail plans, but her date has another idea.
40 - Romantic Comedy / Living with parents / An environmentalist #HM - ''The Harte of Riley'' by Cathy MIssinne   SYNOPSIS - Someone from Caitlin’s past helps her fight to save the town’s tree.
40 - Romantic Comedy / Living with parents / An environmentalist #HM - ''Caroline Come Tonight'' by Nelsy Rodriguez   SYNOPSIS - Caroline is caught off-guard by a petitioner with a wet whistle.
40 - Romantic Comedy / Living with parents / An environmentalist #HM - ''Same'' by Lynn Jatania   SYNOPSIS - Evie cultivates a garden and her own heart when she returns to her home town after several years away.
41 - Drama / Abandoned / A housekeeper #1 - ''Cleared'' by Bec Czarnecki   SYNOPSIS - A housekeeper keeps up with her job despite growing unease over the absent family. With her own life in upheaval her imagination fills in the blanks.
41 - Drama / Abandoned / A housekeeper #2 - ''Eulogies'' by Adam Riley   SYNOPSIS - Disgruntled lighthouse keeper Walter “Wickie” Bingham faces the prospect of a forced retirement when his post at Pigeon Point is automated.
41 - Drama / Abandoned / A housekeeper #3 - ''Ramblewood'' by Catherine Carberry   SYNOPSIS - A Puerto Rican housekeeper is hired to oversee a prominent family’s lake house in the winter. Painful truths are revealed when a family member unexpectedly arrives and mistakes the housekeeper for a wealthy artist.
41 - Drama / Abandoned / A housekeeper #4 - ''Getting Even'' by Jennifer Holcomb   SYNOPSIS - Caroline has spent nearly her entire life attempting to right the wrongs of a traumatic childhood. In an epic battle of will, she finally evens the score.
41 - Drama / Abandoned / A housekeeper #5 - ''Fab & Fair Inn'' by Patch Perryman   SYNOPSIS - Abandoned by her father, a young Ethiopian housekeeper relates with the denizens of a low-quality hotel in an west London suburb.
41 - Drama / Abandoned / A housekeeper #HM - ''The House on Lavender Lane'' by Nathalie Butler   SYNOPSIS - A young adult visits their old family home, reminiscing on pains that have passed.
41 - Drama / Abandoned / A housekeeper #HM - ''Now you know'' by Kerry Taylor   SYNOPSIS - When Hannah accepts a lift from a stranger, leaving her best friend alone on an isolated highway, the consequences will be played out for years to come. A new housekeeper arrives at the home of a successful couple, with a lesson only she can teach, about the impact of leaving someone abandoned and vulnerable.
41 - Drama / Abandoned / A housekeeper #HM - ''Exchanged.'' by William Paterson   SYNOPSIS - A middle-aged man arrives home with a strange teenage girl in tow. Who is she, and how will she impact lives of his wife and daughter?
42 - Thriller / A road trip / A cowboy #1 - ''God's Watercolors'' by Kelly Ziegler   SYNOPSIS - A former cowboy turned prisoner is en route to a new prison when he kills his guards and hides out in an abandoned barn that used to be owned by his uncle. Two high school kids head to the barn to sleep together for the first time and are surprised by the killer.
42 - Thriller / A road trip / A cowboy #2 - ''The Coachman'' by Rob Howard   SYNOPSIS - Just an average Wild West road trip.  Killers all around.
42 - Thriller / A road trip / A cowboy #3 - ''Cowgirl'' by Samantha Salloway   SYNOPSIS - A woman takes a desperate, nighttime flight through the scorching deserts of Arizona and California to save her own life, knowing full well that she may never reach her destination.
42 - Thriller / A road trip / A cowboy #4 - ''Coyote'' by Tracy McNaughton   SYNOPSIS - On the longest trip of her life, Maria finds that a dangerous cowboy might not be the scariest thing she must face.
42 - Thriller / A road trip / A cowboy #5 - ''Angel of the Frontier'' by Marshall Brown   SYNOPSIS - Lilibeth is a nine-year-old girl who is trapped in a never-ending nightmare. It takes a familiar face to help her find the courage to finally free everyone from one man’s torment.
42 - Thriller / A road trip / A cowboy #HM - ''The Last Cowboy'' by Megan O'Shea   SYNOPSIS - A man trapped within a virtual reality Wild West game must outwit a hacker to save himself and several other people before his time runs out.
42 - Thriller / A road trip / A cowboy #HM - ''Out of the Belt'' by Ross Jacobs   SYNOPSIS - A crew of riders heading in from the far frontier faces a danger they do not fully understand.   With their lives in each other's hands, they make a desperate attempt to save themselves.
42 - Thriller / A road trip / A cowboy #HM - ''Crossing Yellow Lines'' by Edward   SYNOPSIS - A story of three lives intersecting: a cowboy from Texas who is also a hit-man, a recent college grad and toilet bowl salesman whose road trip led him to Jackson, Wyoming, and a small time drug dealer. The three come together in a case of mistaken identity where the most innocent are found guilty and the guiltiest gets off scot free.
43 - Comedy / A power struggle / A great-grandmother #1 - ''To Collect'' by Tia Helmbrecht-Lommel   SYNOPSIS - Death meets her match in the form of a fragile old woman armed with coffee and ambition.
43 - Comedy / A power struggle / A great-grandmother #2 - ''Office Dog'' by Angelina Strosahl   SYNOPSIS - A change in company policy upsets an employee at an advertising agency.
43 - Comedy / A power struggle / A great-grandmother #3 - ''Granny Keeper'' by Kathy Williams   SYNOPSIS - Looking after great-grandmother is complicated when it becomes apparent that she has a suitor.  Truth and loyalties are tested as a power-struggle develops between Granny and her over-protective granddaughter.
43 - Comedy / A power struggle / A great-grandmother #4 - ''Biddy Betty's Baubles and Fortune Emporium'' by GM Taisacan   SYNOPSIS - Grammy decides to clean house before she goes.

But despite her good intentions, her family just can’t seem to let it all go.
43 - Comedy / A power struggle / A great-grandmother #5 - ''Three's a Crowd'' by Darcie T. Kelly   SYNOPSIS - Eighty-four-year-old Mabel plans to be with Hank until the end (well, her end).

Hank’s ex-wife, Stella, has other plans.
43 - Comedy / A power struggle / A great-grandmother #HM - ''Pippy and Eloise'' by Elizabeth Fisher   SYNOPSIS - After an old woman dies, her spirit is reincarnate as her sister’s Yorkshire terrier. The two spend the day together and, after struggling with the idea of living her life as her sister’s pet, the woman learns that perhaps the love of a pet is the experience she needed to allow her to move on.
43 - Comedy / A power struggle / A great-grandmother #HM - ''The Donkey'' by Samantha Thompson   SYNOPSIS - The challenge of a difficult boss leaves a seasoned teacher no choice but to be creative in her revolt.
43 - Comedy / A power struggle / A great-grandmother #HM - ''State of Chaos'' by Neal Moogk-Soulis   SYNOPSIS - A great-grandmother struggles with successive invasions into her house on a winter’s day. One garden gnome is harmed and some chocolate chips are melted.
44 - Drama / A pageant / A widow #1 - ''Of Knowing Her'' by Juliet Lockwood   SYNOPSIS - Joyce’s choice to compete as the first transgender woman in her university’s homecoming queen pageant earns her a great deal of affirmation from almost everyone around her. Only one dean seems to silently disapprove of her participation, but with all that this pageant symbolizes for Joyce, she isn’t letting that woman’s strange behavior spoil the experience for her.
44 - Drama / A pageant / A widow #2 - ''Skin Deep'' by Morgan Milobar   SYNOPSIS - A beauty student suggests a pageant in the retirement home where she volunteers.  Sarah, a nurse, thinks that there is an ulterior motive for the suggestion.
44 - Drama / A pageant / A widow #3 - ''You Could Get an Uber'' by Olivier Breuleux   SYNOPSIS - A teenager makes a fool of herself in a Miss Teen USA pageant and has to deal with the aftermath.
44 - Drama / A pageant / A widow #4 - ''Little Miss Buttercup'' by Sonya Carter   SYNOPSIS - Marilyn Pettiway finds a postcard for a pageant in the mail. She can’t enter, but her daughter can.
44 - Drama / A pageant / A widow #5 - ''The Peace Pageant'' by Laila Miller   SYNOPSIS - The Great War is over, and a one-armed veteran is practicing his harmonica to play in the Peace Pageant, but old Mrs. Webb says no Peace Pageant will ever stop war. Ten-year-old Jimmy is doing his best to look after his Mam and Mrs. Webb—without getting caught.
44 - Drama / A pageant / A widow #HM - ''Into the Drink'' by Mandy Coriston   SYNOPSIS - In the aftermath of WWII, a mother and daughter struggle to survive the world, and each other, in a small Midwestern resort town.
44 - Drama / A pageant / A widow #HM - ''Mrs. Graves'' by Hanna Bahedry   SYNOPSIS - Betty didn’t like to think of herself as a widow.
44 - Drama / A pageant / A widow #HM - ''Maggie's Fall'' by Alexandra Seath   SYNOPSIS - A widow in the throes of dementia reminisces on her experience as a pageant contestant.
45 - Thriller / Trapped / An only child #1 - ''Horizon Deep'' by Amanda Helander   SYNOPSIS - Two siblings put their rivalry aside to escape an underwater lab, besieged by an eldritch force. Oxygen is running low—and so is their sanity.
45 - Thriller / Trapped / An only child #2 - ''Between Heartbeats'' by Maggie Schreier   SYNOPSIS - Cliché: the truth will set you free. Reality: can Alice survive what’s behind closed doors?
45 - Thriller / Trapped / An only child #3 - ''Till Death'' by Mallory Heath   SYNOPSIS - Since Judith can’t escape her vows, she decides to take the “till death” part into her own hands.
45 - Thriller / Trapped / An only child #4 - ''Hungry'' by Kaitlin Larson   SYNOPSIS - Mom and Daughter are hungry for freedom.
45 - Thriller / Trapped / An only child #5 - ''One Brief Touch'' by Delia Moran   SYNOPSIS - Most people steer clear of Mandy once they find out she’s a real psychic. Scotty Burke has better uses for her.
45 - Thriller / Trapped / An only child #HM - ''Open the Door'' by Elizabeth Romanazzi   SYNOPSIS - A young wife finds herself trapped in a dangerous situation with no one close enough to save her.
45 - Thriller / Trapped / An only child #HM - ''Unwell'' by Kristin Williams   SYNOPSIS - Chronically ill, Lily has always been dependent on her mother to care for her. That is, until secrets are unveiled and it will be up to Lily to save herself.
45 - Thriller / Trapped / An only child #HM - ''What Remains'' by Elliott Womack   SYNOPSIS - In the wake of their father's death, estranged siblings struggle with the new shape of their family.
46 - Ghost Story / Immortality / A poet #1 - ''Hou Jin-Ming's Travels to the East and Back Again'' by Emily Hanchett   SYNOPSIS - Caught up in the chaos of the Taiping Rebellion, Jin-Ming travels to California to find his fortune in the California Gold rush.
46 - Ghost Story / Immortality / A poet #2 - ''The Forest Is Your Story'' by Brien Gorham   SYNOPSIS - Mourning the death of an unrequited love, a young poet ventures into the forest for a final farewell, where an unexpected encounter changes his fortunes.
46 - Ghost Story / Immortality / A poet #3 - ''At Last and Too Soon'' by Corrie Haldane   SYNOPSIS - Tara and Nick forge an unlikely bond in childhood that carries them through university days and beyond. Nick, orphaned at a young age, is fascinated with the concept of immortality and when science fails him, he looks to Tara to help him achieve it.
46 - Ghost Story / Immortality / A poet #4 - ''Nothing Lasts Forever, Except…'' by Suzanne Larsen   SYNOPSIS - A poet denied her due finds the way to eternity.
46 - Ghost Story / Immortality / A poet #5 - ''Live or Let Write'' by Kate Piluso   SYNOPSIS - There are ghosts inside of Jamey Livingston, and they’ll kill for a remarkable story.
46 - Ghost Story / Immortality / A poet #HM - ''The Muse of Loch Tay'' by Katlyn Crawford   SYNOPSIS - A dissatisfied poet seeks inspiration in the remote woodlands of Scotland and finds a mystical grove of trees in which a beautiful spirit offers immortality and literary success. After years of prolific writing and publication and encounters with a collection of poetic spirits in the wood, he then must become one of them as a permanent resident.
46 - Ghost Story / Immortality / A poet #HM - ''A Poet a Party and a Phantom'' by Wendy Presant   SYNOPSIS - Karen spends a night beyond her imagination in an old haunted sanitorium.
46 - Ghost Story / Immortality / A poet #HM - ''A New Life'' by Monica Mapa   SYNOPSIS - A young poet recently widowed gives up the will to write another word just as he is on the brink of making a name for himself in the literary world. Fate, however, had other plans.
47 - Sci-Fi / An exotic pet / An interior designer #1 - ''THE DOG IN THE WALLS'' by Tim Borella   SYNOPSIS - Taka creates high-tech interiors for luxury homes, superyachts and airships, using brain-scanning technology that’s the next best thing to resurrection for pets.



His latest breakthrough is brilliant, but his boss’s plan to unveil it to an important client leads to a far different outcome than they expected.
47 - Sci-Fi / An exotic pet / An interior designer #2 - ''Chromacide'' by Tom Howard   SYNOPSIS - Gloria’s first big job as an interior designer on the space station may be her last.  While attempting to please a rich client and complete an impossible assignment, she encounters a mysterious pet who needs her help.
47 - Sci-Fi / An exotic pet / An interior designer #3 - ''Adam'' by Ann K. Reeves   SYNOPSIS - After selecting a perfectly engineered man, Victoria Scott discovers that being in a relationship with a bot is hard. Especially when he can’t even get your name right.
47 - Sci-Fi / An exotic pet / An interior designer #4 - ''Lost'' by Sean Dahlen   SYNOPSIS - In 22nd century Shanghai, a polished vision of modern life, an unexpected assignment brings Stanley Wang to a truth he’s never glimpsed.

A model citizen, he has come to serve, to learn, to remember what was lost.
47 - Sci-Fi / An exotic pet / An interior designer #5 - ''Color Me Yours'' by Chip Kuzborski   SYNOPSIS - A mercurial but highly successful interior designer is hired by a prominent judge to transform the great room of his mansion. The lizard-phobic designer must share the space with the judge’s beloved chameleon, who may very well provide the inspiration the artist needs to express his vision- but at what cost?
47 - Sci-Fi / An exotic pet / An interior designer #HM - ''The Secrets of Icarus'' by Hazel Hitchins   SYNOPSIS - Icarus Grey shapes the stars. But will the death of his best client be his undoing?
47 - Sci-Fi / An exotic pet / An interior designer #HM - ''The Tank of Man'' by Rebecca Bannister   SYNOPSIS - Janko is a pet with unique needs, and our naïve narrator is eager to meet them.
47 - Sci-Fi / An exotic pet / An interior designer #HM - ''Abaddon'' by Samantha Knapp   SYNOPSIS - A pet octopus, a bored Alien Queen, and a girl in love. Lives are on the line as a battle between forced loyalty and devotion unfolds.
48 - Horror / A fad / A scientist #1 - ''All the Futures'' by Tonya Maxwell   SYNOPSIS - A data scientist finds that an uptick in child suicides may be connected to a hot new toy.
48 - Horror / A fad / A scientist #2 - ''Judgement's Hoax'' by Chase Moore   SYNOPSIS - Dr. Gillivray takes revenge on a social media troll.

A pastiche of a Poe horror classic.
48 - Horror / A fad / A scientist #3 - ''Rational Men'' by J.A. Ciesla   SYNOPSIS - To a rational man like Frederick Coldwell, a seance is nothing more than a parlor trick meant for those desperate for comfort from beyond the grave. When a soul has been wronged as much as Nathaniel Shaw, however, it becomes something much more sinister.
48 - Horror / A fad / A scientist #4 - ''Tidying Up'' by Anna Penner   SYNOPSIS - Miriam has never been one to follow a fad, but is swept away by the promise that tidying up will ignite happiness in her life. Unfortunately for them, the biggest wastes in Miriam’s life are the people who surround her.
48 - Horror / A fad / A scientist #5 - ''Darkness Under the Olive Trees'' by Patricia Copeland   SYNOPSIS - An American scientist finds love, life and shadows amidst the olive trees of her lover’s ancient family estate.
48 - Horror / A fad / A scientist #HM - ''Little Critters'' by Stuart Creque   SYNOPSIS - A scientist develops a breed of octopus that becomes the fad pet of the year.  Their owners develop a close relationship with these cute critters... entirely too close.
48 - Horror / A fad / A scientist #HM - ''Junebug'' by Nicole Ndeto   SYNOPSIS - A young boy with a penchant for stealing, pays the price.
48 - Horror / A fad / A scientist #HM - ''The Laboratory of Doctor James'' by Kim Kelln   SYNOPSIS - No one denied that Dr. Aiden James ran a tight lab, but neither did anyone suspect that he ran two labs, one of which held a deep, dark secret that would vindicate his great-great-granduncle’s name.
49 - Ghost Story / Eccentricity / A divorce lawyer #1 - ''The Haunting One'' by Jessica Blackman   SYNOPSIS - After many years of waiting, Nishi is finally assigned his human to watch over- he must protect and guide his charge, as all good ghosts do.
49 - Ghost Story / Eccentricity / A divorce lawyer #2 - ''The Ghost and Dr. Peacock'' by Nikki Bennett   SYNOPSIS - The ghost of John Lansing Jr., a 19th century politician, reappears every year on the night of his murder. Dr. Peacock wants to discover who murdered him. Ruby just wants to know why the ghost of a respected politician is dressed in a clown suit with pom-poms for buttons.
49 - Ghost Story / Eccentricity / A divorce lawyer #3 - ''Do Us Part'' by Jenni Cook   SYNOPSIS - Charlie and Charlene’s wedding vows said ‘till death do us part.’ 

Now that she’s about to join him in the afterlife, he seeks assistance from the Destiny Firm to make their parting official.
49 - Ghost Story / Eccentricity / A divorce lawyer #4 - ''It's Just Something I Am'' by Jon Hakes   SYNOPSIS - Mare and her lawyer show up to negotiate the terms of Mare’s divorce from David and find a man unable to make peace with the past.
49 - Ghost Story / Eccentricity / A divorce lawyer #5 - ''For A Soul'' by ELIZABETH IKE   SYNOPSIS - A special kind of divorce lawyer describes her last day on the job.
49 - Ghost Story / Eccentricity / A divorce lawyer #HM - ''Disjointed'' by Jack Poole   SYNOPSIS - Three strangers make a visit to Solomon Gladstone’s home. Their odd behaviour begins to wear on his enthusiastic hospitality.
49 - Ghost Story / Eccentricity / A divorce lawyer #HM - ''I Promise'' by Vanessa Leavitt   SYNOPSIS - A father makes a difficult decision in order to help himself and his daughter.
49 - Ghost Story / Eccentricity / A divorce lawyer #HM - ''I Will Always Love You'' by Clare Woods   SYNOPSIS - A lawyer with a sixth sense for domestic violence offers to help a young woman blissfully in love.
50 - Spy / Computer hacking / A linguist #1 - ''Double Agents'' by Jennifer Harwood-Smith   SYNOPSIS - Anna and Lucy are working together to hack the unhackable, powered by pizza - but Lucy doesn't know that Anna's got her own motives.
50 - Spy / Computer hacking / A linguist #2 - ''Dog Lovers Only'' by Heidi Horner   SYNOPSIS - Edie must break into a personal home to extract critical information off a computer, however hacking the password protections isn’t as easy as she’d anticipated. Or was she over thinking it?
50 - Spy / Computer hacking / A linguist #3 - ''Priority 1'' by Tiffany Smalls   SYNOPSIS - After an overseas assassination sparks accusations of conspiracy within the United States government, special agent Mark Heston embarks on a mission to uncover the truth about the group he is working for.
50 - Spy / Computer hacking / A linguist #4 - ''The Professor and The Piccolo'' by Ann Zindler   SYNOPSIS - Agent Connors must consult a harassing, piccolo playing linguist to identify a hacker who hides within a bumbling militia on her watch list. The pseudo-soldiers aren’t as inept as they seem and become the heroes in halting the perp.
50 - Spy / Computer hacking / A linguist #5 - ''Hacked'' by Veronica Vazquez   SYNOPSIS - A son with a background in linguistics and espionage learns more than he anticipated about his late mother’s lover.
50 - Spy / Computer hacking / A linguist #HM - ''Breach'' by Rod Siino   SYNOPSIS - Joe Reynolds is a university professor of computational linguistics, and also a veteran agent of the CIA. When his AI project mainframe is hacked, he sets out to uncover who did it and why.
50 - Spy / Computer hacking / A linguist #HM - ''Should Have Said No'' by Hayley Marks   SYNOPSIS - A young linguist for the CIA finds herself in an unlucky situation, consisting of plane delays, drugs, and murder.
50 - Spy / Computer hacking / A linguist #HM - ''Witch Hunters Dream in Binary Code'' by Jennifer Silvey   SYNOPSIS - Synopsis: A linguist hired by the CIA studies family trees to find holes in genealogical records. Meanwhile, the CIA uses computer simulations to exchange information and block reality.
51 - Mystery / Bankruptcy / A fashion model #1 - ''Thin and Dim'' by Terri Welch   SYNOPSIS - A fashion model and her cousin endeavor to discover the whereabouts of some missing bankruptcy papers.
51 - Mystery / Bankruptcy / A fashion model #2 - ''Stolen Life'' by Gwen Mahon   SYNOPSIS - Danielle Vidrine, a once successful super model, returns to her Louisiana hometown, where everyone loves her. She marries the handsome and wealthy Sean Doucet, but her happily ever after ends with her murder, and it’s the one who loved her first who cracks the case wide open.
51 - Mystery / Bankruptcy / A fashion model #3 - ''Redacted.'' by Cassandra Bicker   SYNOPSIS - When Manse’s best friend, Kinley, doesn’t believe someone close to her committed suicide, she talks Manse into taking up his old job as a PI again, but they both get more than they bargained for.
51 - Mystery / Bankruptcy / A fashion model #4 - ''Murder is the New Black'' by Janet Inglis   SYNOPSIS - When Brandon diversified into porn it delivered him a gold mine.

Then it delivered him a corpse.
51 - Mystery / Bankruptcy / A fashion model #5 - ''Dirty Little Secrets'' by James Godfrey   SYNOPSIS - When a spoilt ex-model awakes from a car crash to find herself disfigured and her bankrupt husband dead, she will have to sacrifice everything she has left to locate his missing money.
51 - Mystery / Bankruptcy / A fashion model #HM - ''Running on Empty'' by Tammi Keen   SYNOPSIS - A young Internet-famous model goes for an evening run and ends up dead. When her boyfriend is wrongly accused of the murder, his deadbeat former-detective father may be his only hope.
51 - Mystery / Bankruptcy / A fashion model #HM - ''Spider Silk'' by Alex Grey   SYNOPSIS - Maddie is an intern whose career in the fashion industry seems destined to end before it begins when her employer, the exotic Madame Arenyen Swa, takes offence at one of Maddie’s posts on social media.  But Maddie has an unexpected ally, Susulu, legendary supermodel, who prompts Maddie to use her computer skills to unravel Madame Swa’s sinister web of fraud and deceit.
51 - Mystery / Bankruptcy / A fashion model #HM - ''The Solitary Sojourn of Cardamom Flowers'' by Emily Popper   SYNOPSIS - An accountant finds more than she bargains for in her clients bankruptcy documents.
52 - Fantasy / A deserted island / A baby #1 - ''Something Innocent and Benign'' by John Adams   SYNOPSIS - When her kingdom is menaced by a dragon, a new queen must decipher cryptic clues to earn a witch’s help.
52 - Fantasy / A deserted island / A baby #2 - ''Forbidden Waters'' by Lauren O'Halleron   SYNOPSIS - A young mermaid breaks the one rule her mother bestowed on her, all in the name of love. She will soon learn why some rules must never be broken.
52 - Fantasy / A deserted island / A baby #3 - ''The Blood Dragon's Lair'' by Sally Moore   SYNOPSIS - To save the life of her first child, Cremona must travel alone to a deserted isle and climb the forbidden mountain of Mortier Nor to confront the blood dragon. Only a keen sacrifice will release the child and return Cremona to her village.
52 - Fantasy / A deserted island / A baby #4 - ''Dark Horizon'' by AJ Holden   SYNOPSIS - A sorceress and her infant son, fleeing persecution, are washed up on a tiny island. They are being hunted, and she is too weak to defend them, but at the last moment a strange and fearsome new power intervenes to save them.
52 - Fantasy / A deserted island / A baby #5 - ''Rupheus'' by Georgia Warner   SYNOPSIS - When a prophesy poses a threat to the Gods, a Goddess takes matters into her own hands.
52 - Fantasy / A deserted island / A baby #HM - ''Looking to Mirai'' by Julianne Foster   SYNOPSIS - A family fights for justice and truth after an unexpected child is delivered into their home by the Realm of Luz.
52 - Fantasy / A deserted island / A baby #HM - ''Home'' by Niall Begley   SYNOPSIS - A man torn apart by the grief of losing a child, beings to use psychedelic drugs.

They enable him to visit his dead baby on a fantastical, deserted island.
52 - Fantasy / A deserted island / A baby #HM - ''Thalia'' by Alex Bernstein   SYNOPSIS - When a young girl and her newborn child are mysteriously transported to an island paradise, the truth of their mythic adventure will change her forever.
53 - Comedy / Incompetence / An astronomer #1 - ''Lost in Translation (and Space)'' by Eric Knabel   SYNOPSIS - The incompetent navigator of an alien spacecraft gets his crew lost on the way to the other side of the galaxy.  In order to get back on track, he must go to Earth to get directions from an astronomer who is having a hard time understanding the alien visitor due to the shenanigans of the ship's communications officer.
53 - Comedy / Incompetence / An astronomer #2 - ''We Come in Peace'' by Danniela Rua   SYNOPSIS - A First Contact officer is to bring Earth into a new age of galactic connection, but when his protégé mixes up the identity of their contactee he must find out where they went wrong or risk Earth’s permanent isolation.
53 - Comedy / Incompetence / An astronomer #3 - ''Stars'' by Geraldine Walsh   SYNOPSIS - Reginald Herbert Hughes lives in the city of Whimpering and through her life realises three fundamental truths. One of those is that she had an undying love of the stars and the other is that Whimpering has some issues.
53 - Comedy / Incompetence / An astronomer #4 - ''Life on Other Planets'' by mark rivers   SYNOPSIS - An incompetent astronomer, Kal, accidentally invites alien life forms to visit him with unintended consequences.
53 - Comedy / Incompetence / An astronomer #5 - ''Death for Breakfast'' by Miranda Price   SYNOPSIS - A man reevaluates his life when a famous astronomer predicts a meteor strike to take place in his town.
53 - Comedy / Incompetence / An astronomer #HM - ''RIDING ON THE BACK OF A TURTLE'' by Randall Berger   SYNOPSIS - When Tycho Burla took on the role of Fifth Apprentice to the great astronomer Giovanni Cassini at the University of Bologna, he really only intended to do it for a short while to make his father happy.
53 - Comedy / Incompetence / An astronomer #HM - ''3,178 Years'' by Eli Brasch   SYNOPSIS - Stan has a very bad day at work after his secret crush finds out he's infatuated with her and he is responsible for destroying civilization.
53 - Comedy / Incompetence / An astronomer #HM - ''Jump Start a Supernova'' by Emily West   SYNOPSIS - A burnout astronomer can’t figured out how to save earth, so he decides to do the next best thing -- destroy it.
54 - Historical Fiction / Homesick / A half-sister #1 - ''Dreaming of Mangoes'' by Jonathan Ochoco   SYNOPSIS - Lorena and her sister Stella are imprisoned after protesting President Marcos’s declaration of martial law in the Philippines. Lorena dreams of home at her grandmother’s house in order to survive.
54 - Historical Fiction / Homesick / A half-sister #2 - ''A Hazard of Honour'' by Mike Bird   SYNOPSIS - In early nineteenth-century England,

honour is easily lost. Can it be won back?
54 - Historical Fiction / Homesick / A half-sister #3 - ''Aislinn'' by AJ Martin   SYNOPSIS - On September 25th, 1996, the last Magdalene laundry of Dublin, Ireland is closing its infamous doors; one week prior, reporter Siobhan Murphy’s mother has died. While organizing her mother’s belongings, Siobhan discovers hasty messages scribbled in a Bible from 1925, and, in solving the mystery of these messages, Siobhan learns the harrowing yet timely truth that her mother had tried so hard to keep hidden.
54 - Historical Fiction / Homesick / A half-sister #4 - ''Home.'' by Caitlin Rubin   SYNOPSIS - France, 1941: A half-sister, with a curious habit of disappearing, is suddenly dropped on Ines and her family’s doorstep. Ines and her Father attempt to hide the girl from Nazi Officers, even as she pines for their shared homeland, Germany, from which she came.
54 - Historical Fiction / Homesick / A half-sister #5 - ''The Weight of Gold'' by David Sheridan   SYNOPSIS - Upon hearing of her half-sister’s sudden death, a Northumbrian princess sets out on an emotional journey to return a treasured bracelet to her grave.
54 - Historical Fiction / Homesick / A half-sister #HM - ''The Wylie Sisters'' by Susan Westling   SYNOPSIS - In 1871, two adult sisters are forced to leave Dublin for Town Monaghan in the Irish countryside to avoid exposing the secret of their illegitimate births. Ten years later, their famous half-brother Oscar Wilde travels to Monaghan to investigate the circumstances surrounding their deaths.
54 - Historical Fiction / Homesick / A half-sister #HM - ''His Sister's Shoes'' by Barb McCartney   SYNOPSIS - Fourteen year old Lillian is summoned against her will by her rough long lost father to live with him and his family on Bell Island, Newfoundland in 1934. As she struggles to let go of her beloved Mainland home and sweet Nana, her heart softens as she witnesses heartbreak and death, and bonds with a little boy who shares half of her blood.
54 - Historical Fiction / Homesick / A half-sister #HM - ''In Chernobyl's wake'' by Tanya Loiselle   SYNOPSIS - After losing their father, two sisters return to their irradiated town to find their mother.
55 - Historical Fiction / A quest / An accountant #1 - ''Shadows in Havana'' by Hannah Deatherage   SYNOPSIS - Based on the life of Meyer Lansky. In 1930s New York, Brooks Casola, mob accountant, avenges the death of his friend when the mob turns against him.
55 - Historical Fiction / A quest / An accountant #2 - ''A Strange and Beautiful Harmony'' by Alex Tretiak   SYNOPSIS - In the tumultuous days of Tsar Nicholas II’s reign over Imperial Russia, a humble royal accountant finds himself on a bizarre quest fueled by superstition, one that may decide the balances of power and the ultimate fate of the Empire itself.
55 - Historical Fiction / A quest / An accountant #3 - ''Meltdown'' by Kevin T. Morley   SYNOPSIS - Andrew’s quest to locate a parts order for a pump maintenance project turns into a terrifying realization.
55 - Historical Fiction / A quest / An accountant #4 - ''Where the Current Takes You'' by Elizabeth Hudson   SYNOPSIS - A woman holds an estate sale under the auspice of a stranger
55 - Historical Fiction / A quest / An accountant #5 - ''The Rat Merchant'' by Cassandra Gonzalez   SYNOPSIS - Vanay Agarwal signs aboard the merchant ship, The Star of India, to prove his family’s loyalty to The East India Trading Company. Can he overcome monstrous beasts, grave illness, prejudice, his own demons, and poor profit margins in this new life?
55 - Historical Fiction / A quest / An accountant #HM - ''Finding Nirvana'' by Rosie Stovall   SYNOPSIS - Lisa and Becky are on a quest to mourn a past college hero while contemplating their life choices and friendship.
55 - Historical Fiction / A quest / An accountant #HM - ''Luther'' by Lisa Guidarini   SYNOPSIS - A 19th-Century woman from Chicago, of mixed African American and Caucasian heritage, hired to review the accounts of a Mississippi cotton planter tests the courage of her convictions when she’s asked to help deliver a young black slave out of the South to freedom.
55 - Historical Fiction / A quest / An accountant #HM - ''Like Falling Leaves'' by Ethan Vals   SYNOPSIS - At the beginning of World War II, an accountant responsible for the production of C-47 war-planes grows tired of his mundane lifestyle and dreams of becoming a war hero.
56 - Comedy / A raffle / A princess #1 - ''A Manifesto in Regards to That Night'' by Joel Liesenberg   SYNOPSIS - Status quos come and go, but princesses will always be relevant. Right?
56 - Comedy / A raffle / A princess #2 - ''art imitates life'' by Zachary Godin   SYNOPSIS - On the eve of a prestigious charity art raffle, Rupert Sinèt informs princess Alice Astor – the subject of his donated painting – that the painting has been destroyed. With the help of Alice, he enacts his Plan B: turning Alice into art itself.
56 - Comedy / A raffle / A princess #3 - ''As Luck Wouldn't Have It'' by Nate Zahn   SYNOPSIS - A man sentenced to die by way of being fed to zombies realizes that death is everything it’s cracked up to be and so, so much more.
56 - Comedy / A raffle / A princess #4 - ''Ticket 14901'' by Miriam Stoker   SYNOPSIS - Arthur, a butcher-in-training, only enters the Semi-Annual Save-the-Princess Raffle to appease his father. When he unexpectedly gets chosen, he must deal with the elements, dragons, and the two strange ‘people’ who decide they’re on his team.
56 - Comedy / A raffle / A princess #5 - ''A WHOLE NEW WORLD'' by Rebecca Ashcraft   SYNOPSIS - Parents have done crazy things for their kids since childbirth was first invented. Why can't Princess Jasmine accept that fact and embrace a criminal lifestyle?
56 - Comedy / A raffle / A princess #HM - ''The Princess and the Paparazzi'' by Paulene Turner   SYNOPSIS - Celebrity photographer, Montgomery Hunter, has his sights set on the rock starlet known as The Love Princess. But will the paparazzi be braaking news or his own heart if he completes the assignment
56 - Comedy / A raffle / A princess #HM - ''Zumba Gumbo'' by Courter Porterfield   SYNOPSIS - Synopsis: Sally is an unknowing modern day princess and she is one of many. They find each other by chance and through dance.
56 - Comedy / A raffle / A princess #HM - ''The Princess And Her Royal Dogma'' by Wish 4More   SYNOPSIS - A princess realizes her folly in chasing after a traditionally nonsensical need without proper preparation.
57 - Ghost Story / Perfect / An ex-husband #1 - ''The Touch of Fear'' by Melissa Albers   SYNOPSIS - A woman is troubled by a past which won’t seem to let her go. Even new beginnings seem to end in old ways.
57 - Ghost Story / Perfect / An ex-husband #2 - ''Lifeless'' by Tony Blaine   SYNOPSIS - Betrayal, retribution, and a shit ton of kitchen knives. Should have just signed the divorce papers, man.
57 - Ghost Story / Perfect / An ex-husband #3 - ''Haunted Rock'' by Yeva Byzek   SYNOPSIS - A free solo rock climber ascends an infamous climbing route

and must maneuver through a challenging pitch rumored to have ghosts
57 - Ghost Story / Perfect / An ex-husband #4 - ''NEMESIS'' by Edel Williams   SYNOPSIS - After the death of their son, Louise and Martin Dempsey divorce and Louise marries Eoin Reilly, a calculating, controlling perfectionist who abuses his new wife. To keep Martin out of Louise’s life for good, Eoin kills him and hides the body, but when Martin’s car is found six months later, and his makeshift burial place disturbed, his spirit, takes its revenge killing Eoin and ensuring Louise’s safety.
57 - Ghost Story / Perfect / An ex-husband #5 - ''The boy who never sleeps'' by Louise Arnesson   SYNOPSIS - A loving mother is struggling to keep custody of her children, but is anyone really trying to take them away from her?
57 - Ghost Story / Perfect / An ex-husband #HM - ''The House'' by Emily Monaco   SYNOPSIS - Marilou has been bumping into things for as long as she can remember, until, suddenly, she isn’t anymore.
57 - Ghost Story / Perfect / An ex-husband #HM - ''Perfection'' by Jordan Gibler   SYNOPSIS - Consumed with the work of perfecting a machine that, in testing, mistakenly summons ghosts, a researcher crosses the boundaries of life and death to rediscover the value of the imperfect.
57 - Ghost Story / Perfect / An ex-husband #HM - ''Word of Comfort'' by Michael Bolton   SYNOPSIS - Jacob has just experienced a tragic loss in his life, and seeks comfort in a hobby.  When he finds his hobby disrupted, he finally finds comfort.
58 - Fairy Tale / A rumor / A helicopter parent #1 - ''Whirlybird'' by Natalie Ponte   SYNOPSIS - After the sudden death of a notorious witch, her familiar has an unexpected encounter in the deserted cottage.
58 - Fairy Tale / A rumor / A helicopter parent #2 - ''The Wood'' by Chris Munroe   SYNOPSIS - There are certain things a prince must do. When a maiden is taken is taken into the Wood it is up to Prince Sigmund to overcome his fears (and his mother) to rescue her.
58 - Fairy Tale / A rumor / A helicopter parent #3 - ''The Midnight Treasure'' by Izzy Chaudhary   SYNOPSIS - The truth about the rumours of Almarkand's secret treasure is revealed on the night of Prince Saskabar's betrothal, releasing the kingdom from its misery.
58 - Fairy Tale / A rumor / A helicopter parent #4 - ''Grandmother Witch and Grandmother Crow'' by Dojna Shearer   SYNOPSIS - A king who needs an heir fakes the death of his queen on the advice of his mother, in reality banishing her to a remote cottage under the care of enchanted birds. The birds trick the king’s son by his new wife into breaking the spell imprisoning the queen.
58 - Fairy Tale / A rumor / A helicopter parent #5 - ''The Tale of the Silver Lion'' by Alexis R Hinders   SYNOPSIS - Aubrey is worried that her son won’t be able to live a full and happy life with his recent malady. She hears a rumor about a potential magical cure and throws herself into a dangerous pursuit.
58 - Fairy Tale / A rumor / A helicopter parent #HM - ''Fair 2 Meh-dland'' by Victoria Tobin   SYNOPSIS - Ashland just wants to do her own thing but her over-bearing step-mom Gem tries to choreograph her life and make her into something she isn’t. Maybe the town’s singing audition, a guise for local band Princeton and the Paupers to fill an opening, could be her wish come true or she may find she has all she could wish for already inside her.
58 - Fairy Tale / A rumor / A helicopter parent #HM - ''The Prince’s Rumor'' by Lewis Bryan   SYNOPSIS - The Prince’s Rumor



Heat: 58

Genre: Fairy Tale

Subject: A Rumor

Character: A Helicopter Parent

Author: Lewis Bryan



This is the story of King Turl. He worries the rumors about his son, Prince Leo, may be true and may damage his successful transition to King some day.



The King sets out to control things so the rumors of the Prince are killed for good and he can pave the way for his son to have the happy life he so desperately wants for the Prince.



With the help of wise counsel from Shyok, the King ends up learning one of the great lessons of life and of parenthood.
58 - Fairy Tale / A rumor / A helicopter parent #HM - ''The Changeling'' by Taymar Pixleysmith   SYNOPSIS - A beautiful young mother takes drastic measures to get her baby back after realizing he has been exchanged for another baby from the fairy world.
59 - Horror / Traditional / A millionaire #1 - ''The Millionaire's Bride'' by Hayley Wilds   SYNOPSIS - A millionaire wakes up alone in his mansion with blood on his hands.

Desperate to find his missing bride, he continually tries to put the pieces back together.
59 - Horror / Traditional / A millionaire #2 - ''Silvertongue'' by Thalia Halloran   SYNOPSIS - The heiress to a bluefin tuna fishing fortune meets her father for their annual holiday photoshoot. Things start to go wrong when she opens her mouth.
59 - Horror / Traditional / A millionaire #3 - ''Red Clay'' by Liz Goodman   SYNOPSIS - An heiress marries into an old Southern family and discovers the price of blood and soil.
59 - Horror / Traditional / A millionaire #4 - ''The Last Hunt'' by Alexandra Jade Goh-McMillen   SYNOPSIS - October 13, 2019. You are cordially invited to spend the evening at Nightshade Hill…
59 - Horror / Traditional / A millionaire #5 - ''Net Worth'' by Viva Vis   SYNOPSIS - A young heir realizes that he might have just taken the family tradition too far.
59 - Horror / Traditional / A millionaire #HM - ''Ticklemouse'' by H. M. H. Murray   SYNOPSIS - An elderly nurse attends the will-reading of her late employer and receives an expected surprise.
59 - Horror / Traditional / A millionaire #HM - ''From a Long Line of Good Men'' by Luke Rooney   SYNOPSIS - August Woodrop VI—Woody—celebrates his 38th birthday as all sons in the family always have, by sitting for a portrait that will hang in the ancestral home, festooned with portraits of Woodrop men going back generations. But one painting, the only painting in the house of a woman, has been hidden under a black veil since 1892—and he’s about to find out why.
59 - Horror / Traditional / A millionaire #HM - ''A Midnight Visitor'' by Emma Scott   SYNOPSIS - A desperate man is visited in the night by a stranger offering help, but at what cost?
60 - Sci-Fi / A secret / A hunter #1 - ''Uncivilized At Last'' by David Internicola   SYNOPSIS - A science-fiction about a man who purposely strands himself on an uncharted planet to escape from society. When a probe comes searching for him, he must use all his skills to hunt it, and all his guile to keep it from learning the secret of his survival.
60 - Sci-Fi / A secret / A hunter #2 - ''The Assemblage'' by Suzanne Moore   SYNOPSIS - Ashton, the captain of in interstellar ship bound to colonise the newly discovered planet, Cyne, wakes up unexpectedly mid-voyage. The ship’s AI, Morti, informs her that someone is trying to kill the sleeping crew and it is up to Ashton to stop her.
60 - Sci-Fi / A secret / A hunter #3 - ''The Oracle Impulse'' by Anne Angara   SYNOPSIS - A young woman, imprisoned from birth and forced to prophesy for the citizens of a golden city, learns to command her own future and frees herself with the help of her past.
60 - Sci-Fi / A secret / A hunter #4 - ''Swirls in the Void'' by Trey Willetto   SYNOPSIS - A digital memory recorder replays a brother and sister from a politically important family confronting each other with their own set of truths and secrets.
60 - Sci-Fi / A secret / A hunter #5 - ''Killer Kyra and the Great Keevle Hunt'' by Stephanie Gray   SYNOPSIS - A young girl struggling to survive in a bleak city of the future, stumbles upon a secret which must be kept at all costs.
60 - Sci-Fi / A secret / A hunter #HM - ''Goddess of the Hunt'' by Katelyn Sweigart   SYNOPSIS - A hunter and his helper robot go on their first hunt after his colleagues almost voted to scrap her for a newer model.
60 - Sci-Fi / A secret / A hunter #HM - ''Resilience'' by Kristin Janke Schneider   SYNOPSIS - Survival depends on more than blood.
60 - Sci-Fi / A secret / A hunter #HM - ''The Expedition'' by Tony Iovino   SYNOPSIS - Is a hunter who doesn’t kill still a hunter?
61 - Political Satire / Hygiene / A fortune teller #1 - ''Join in the Jam'' by Krista Galm   SYNOPSIS - Listening to the rhythmic beat of the drum circle, a hippie stuck in the ideals of the sixties examines the state of the world in relation to her life choices.
61 - Political Satire / Hygiene / A fortune teller #2 - ''The Facility'' by Barbara Diggs   SYNOPSIS - A journalist gets an exclusive tour of a company offering an unusual way for furloughed federal employees to earn money during a government shutdown.
61 - Political Satire / Hygiene / A fortune teller #3 - ''Clarity On Spruce Knob'' by Leslie Patient   SYNOPSIS - Hannah Sullivan Hudson learns that a job in the White House can be bad for her complexion.
61 - Political Satire / Hygiene / A fortune teller #4 - ''The Present'' by Nicholas Miller   SYNOPSIS - Donald Trump receives an important present.
61 - Political Satire / Hygiene / A fortune teller #5 - ''Brushing Up On Policy'' by Benjamin Shaw   SYNOPSIS - A politician’s teeth begin to rot without cause until a prophetic old man reveals the source of the decay and offers him a choice.
61 - Political Satire / Hygiene / A fortune teller #HM - ''1-800-FORTUNE'' by Jason Windell   SYNOPSIS - What happens when a spy is embedded in the President’s inner circle and that spy was put in place by The Special Counsel’s office? You would get all the dirt you need to have on a complicit President.
61 - Political Satire / Hygiene / A fortune teller #HM - ''Astrid's Fortunes and Foibles'' by Rachel Lippolis   SYNOPSIS - No one takes the scientists’ warning of a giant asteroid hitting the Earth seriously until a fortune teller sees it in her crystal ball. What will happen when the fortune teller’s prediction changes?
61 - Political Satire / Hygiene / A fortune teller #HM - ''Plumb Pudding'' by Laura Mahal   SYNOPSIS - A U.S. Representative is destined to clean up the three branches of government.

He just doesn’t know it yet.
62 - Fantasy / An arranged marriage / A competitive eater #1 - ''The Troll Games'' by Laura Green   SYNOPSIS - The Troll Games promise freedom from Man’s persecution to winners and death to losers. Two trolls enter the games as their last chance at survival.
62 - Fantasy / An arranged marriage / A competitive eater #2 - ''Six Seeds'' by Clare Galwey   SYNOPSIS - The Princess Kore meets a mysterious stranger who offers her a chili plant and asks for her hand in marriage. After she has eaten six seeds from the plant, he reveals himself as Hades, the god of death.
62 - Fantasy / An arranged marriage / A competitive eater #3 - ''The Dragon's Feast'' by Molly Tennyson   SYNOPSIS - A young orphan hopes a dragon will avenge her family, but she never dreamed she’d find herself face to face with one.
62 - Fantasy / An arranged marriage / A competitive eater #4 - ''The Culling'' by Keith Allen (Keith Cork)   SYNOPSIS - A young princess is betrayed by king and kingdom as her closest friends are slaughtered in the kingdom's greatest event.
62 - Fantasy / An arranged marriage / A competitive eater #5 - ''LAST HOPE'' by David S. Larson   SYNOPSIS - In a world ravaged by war for fifty generations, the hope of its survival lies in the coupling of two opposing kingdoms.
62 - Fantasy / An arranged marriage / A competitive eater #HM - ''A Nice Day For A Black Wedding'' by Paul Cuddihy   SYNOPSIS - Malachy and his brother, Cahal, arrive for Cahal’s wedding to Bronagh, but tragedy befalls the groom, who dies night before the wedding. Malachy is invited to step in and take his brother’s place, but he must first uncover why his brother’s planned future, which he had believed was pre-determined, has not gone according to predictions set out long before the brothers were even born.
62 - Fantasy / An arranged marriage / A competitive eater #HM - ''Chance Magic'' by Lisette Prende   SYNOPSIS - When a prudish young faery attends her cousin’s arranged magical wedding she does her best to avoid attention (and the buffet table). But a chance meeting may bring her much more than a serve of gillyflower pudding.
62 - Fantasy / An arranged marriage / A competitive eater #HM - ''Zachary Benton and the Cigar Box Pixie'' by Michael Grant   SYNOPSIS - Zachary Benton will meet the woman he is destined to marry on his twenty-seventh birthday. And on his meeting day, Zachary will need all the help he can get.
63 - Horror / Loyalty / A librarian #1 - ''The Allegiance Oath'' by Jennifer Downs   SYNOPSIS - As a citizen of a dystopian world-order, a Cataloguer struggles to conform to her expected role within an oppressive power structure. She is forced to weigh the cost of allegiance with the cost of morality.
63 - Horror / Loyalty / A librarian #2 - ''Blood and Moonlight'' by Alexandra Hill   SYNOPSIS - A young woman will stop at nothing to protect her brother.
63 - Horror / Loyalty / A librarian #3 - ''Overdue'' by Matthew Miranda   SYNOPSIS - An overzealous librarian discovers the only thing worse than people who don’t get you is non-people who do.
63 - Horror / Loyalty / A librarian #4 - ''The Tower'' by Chad Zallas (CS Zallas)   SYNOPSIS - Your life belongs to the Tower. Your Nightmares do as well. The Tower is all.
63 - Horror / Loyalty / A librarian #5 - ''Gifts for Belial'' by Emily Schwartz   SYNOPSIS - Joan begins life at a new school, but her new friends are not who they seem.
63 - Horror / Loyalty / A librarian #HM - ''Anthropodermic Bibliopegy'' by Shana Chartier   SYNOPSIS - A young doctoral student ends up trapped with a crazed librarian, set on testing the student’s loyal patronage by becoming a human tome.
63 - Horror / Loyalty / A librarian #HM - ''There is no Friend as Loyal as a Book.'' by Laura Zealey   SYNOPSIS - Sarah is a book loving librarian who comes face to face with herself and must decide where her loyalties lie.
63 - Horror / Loyalty / A librarian #HM - ''The Governor's Wife'' by Josephine Clay   SYNOPSIS - A romantic writer moves to a small town, where she is caught up in the story of a long-dead Governor and his wife.
64 - Suspense / A family reunion / A trespasser #1 - ''Angie'' by Bridgette Portman   SYNOPSIS - Robert travels to the past to uncover a secret about his cousin’s tragic death at a family campout. Can he learn the truth without inadvertently changing the future?
64 - Suspense / A family reunion / A trespasser #2 - ''The Truth of Tombs'' by Karlie Herndon   SYNOPSIS - After a nunnery burns down in New Orleans, three former residents—two nuns and a priest—return there under cover of darkness to ensure their past deeds stay hidden.
64 - Suspense / A family reunion / A trespasser #3 - ''The Retake'' by Jennifer Millard   SYNOPSIS - Tressa Jane Abernathy thought everything she’d ever known had been taken from her on one heart-wrenching night.  She has come home to take it back.
64 - Suspense / A family reunion / A trespasser #4 - ''His Secret'' by Tegan Holmberg   SYNOPSIS - A sixteen-year-old girl discovers her true self when she meets her stalker.
64 - Suspense / A family reunion / A trespasser #5 - ''The One-Eyed King'' by A.B. Fern   SYNOPSIS - Ariel is too young to attend her grandfather’s funeral, and is only dimly aware of the greater implications of the day as she plays cards in the back room.  But when tragedy strikes, it may prove difficult for her to cling to her childhood much longer.
64 - Suspense / A family reunion / A trespasser #HM - ''Monsieur Butterfly'' by Diana Krueger   SYNOPSIS - A software developer attends an unusual family reunion in Québec.
64 - Suspense / A family reunion / A trespasser #HM - ''The Baby Shower'' by Suchita Ramphal   SYNOPSIS - Geeta is seeing her traditional, extended family for the first time since suffering a personal tragedy. Her enjoyment of the event is marred by an anticipated confrontation with her son.
64 - Suspense / A family reunion / A trespasser #HM - ''Walker, Bushman, Smith or Davidson?'' by Anette McKenzie   SYNOPSIS - A short story about a man, the Best Little BBQ on Wheels and a Family Reunion.
65 - Romance / False advertising / A medical student #1 - ''The Luckiest Night'' by Myna Chang   SYNOPSIS - Guided by a mysterious riddle, the Prince of the Twin Moons embarks on a journey to meet his destiny.
65 - Romance / False advertising / A medical student #2 - ''In a City of Tents'' by JULIE EAVENSON   SYNOPSIS - Ferah is a medical student who treats Zadun, a Syrian refugee, for dehydration. What starts as love at first sight deepens as the two take a stroll down the streets of a refugee camp.
65 - Romance / False advertising / A medical student #3 - ''Alter Iago'' by Marcia Eppich-Harris   SYNOPSIS - When Annie Stephens applied to medical school, she had no idea that Shakespeare would be part of the curriculum.
65 - Romance / False advertising / A medical student #4 - ''The Love Story of a Forthcoming Killer'' by J.R. Night   SYNOPSIS - When a young man is bestowed the responsibility of recruiting members of his nefarious organization, he finds himself struggling between his wellbeing and a complete stranger’s.
65 - Romance / False advertising / A medical student #5 - ''Ride & Prejudice'' by Amy Rivers   SYNOPSIS - When it comes to romance, will two wrongs make a right?
65 - Romance / False advertising / A medical student #HM - ''The Speech'' by Kirsty Goodall   SYNOPSIS - Emily has been lying to her friends and family about how she met her husband, until today.
65 - Romance / False advertising / A medical student #HM - ''Guarded'' by Nicole Carriere   SYNOPSIS - A young woman wakes up confused in the hospital after a violent encounter. As a handsome medical student helps her remember what happened, she realizes why he seems familiar and fears he may have discovered her biggest secret.
65 - Romance / False advertising / A medical student #HM - ''Bait and Switch'' by Trevor O'Donnal   SYNOPSIS - Miles is a young medial student serving his residency with his best friend Javier, but being a student and medical resident has left no time for dating and it's bringing Miles, the quintessential lady's man down. Javier suggests a strange new dating web site. What Miles finds there may very well fix his love life, but it could also destroy Javier's marriage.
66 - Spy / A graduation / A salesman #1 - ''The Graduation Gift'' by Lisa Jisa   SYNOPSIS - Secrets between a father and son are revealed on graduation day.
66 - Spy / A graduation / A salesman #2 - ''When Free Men Shall Stand'' by Michelle Grace Maiellaro   SYNOPSIS - In 1984, an overworked arms salesman finds himself at the center of international intrigue on his son’s graduation day at the West Point Military Academy.
66 - Spy / A graduation / A salesman #3 - ''Wilbur Spine and Ruby Wang'' by Sarah Martin   SYNOPSIS - Wilbur Spine works as a cleaner at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), where he is bullied by his privileged colleagues. But when ASIO learns of a plot to attack a university graduation ceremony, Wilbur finds himself at the centre of a daring anti-terrorism mission.
66 - Spy / A graduation / A salesman #4 - ''Death Comes For the Salesman'' by Robin Dennis   SYNOPSIS - You think being a spy is all about fancy dress wear and tossing bon mots at power hungry super villains ? For me, it’s about not screwing up too badly for early retirement.
66 - Spy / A graduation / A salesman #5 - ''The Fledgling'' by Geraldine Evans   SYNOPSIS - A salesgirl in the market town of St Albans, UK finds herself over her head in a perilous situation.
66 - Spy / A graduation / A salesman #HM - ''Controlled Asset'' by Elizabeth Hakken Candido   SYNOPSIS - Henrietta is an aging spy who is called back into service by a new handler.  As she undertakes her assignment, she must decide who truly controls her.
66 - Spy / A graduation / A salesman #HM - ''The White Elephant'' by Andrew Green   SYNOPSIS - A woman on a mission hunting the world’s greatest arms salesman attends a graduation ceremony while a chance encounter could imperil her family and career
66 - Spy / A graduation / A salesman #HM - ''Spy or Flower Guy?'' by Ashley Ricci   SYNOPSIS - A recently demoted spy, sent to Victorville to look for a low level criminal, suddenly finds himself in the path of an infamous arms dealer.
67 - Comedy / A disguise / A mathematician #1 - ''Pythagoras and the Pomegranates'' by Sharon Kretschmer   SYNOPSIS - How does a philosopher get dirt on a mathematician? Why, with a pair of pomegranates of course!
67 - Comedy / A disguise / A mathematician #2 - ''The Rico Project'' by Nicholas Clark   SYNOPSIS - A mathematician held prisoner in a testing facility seeks retribution against his captor.
67 - Comedy / A disguise / A mathematician #3 - ''Accio’s Heart and Celeste Evans: A Case of Failure'' by Eva   SYNOPSIS - ‘Failed’ mathematician Celeste Evans house-sits for the wealthy Johnsons to disguise her lack of success from both her family and herself. However, when Accio, the Johnson’s beloved Golden Retriever dies unexpectedly, Celeste comically finds out what it truly means to fail.
67 - Comedy / A disguise / A mathematician #4 - ''PAYDAY'' by marci pliskin   SYNOPSIS - Joy, a math prodigy with a wild streak, realizes neither her cheating husband nor her spiteful sister has what it takes to make it in the cutting-edge tech world.
67 - Comedy / A disguise / A mathematician #5 - ''imaginary roots'' by Thomas Cranfield   SYNOPSIS - Peter Hilbert, a disillusioned mathematics teacher who is counting down the days until retirement, has always disguised how unhappy he truly is.  Yet, with one act of self-actualization, that is about to change.
67 - Comedy / A disguise / A mathematician #HM - ''Infinitely Wonderful'' by Kerry Littrich   SYNOPSIS - A young mathematician loses his virginity and finds a new direction in life.
67 - Comedy / A disguise / A mathematician #HM - ''Single Digits'' by Natalie Zarrelli   SYNOPSIS - A disgruntled worker has to take on an unusual job assignment with the help of a new friend.
67 - Comedy / A disguise / A mathematician #HM - ''5318008'' by Raphael Sutton   SYNOPSIS - We listen in on one side of the conversation when an agent calls in to his superiors about his current assignment.
68 - Spy / Surveillance / A dolphin trainer #1 - ''The Mission'' by Rosalind Bowers   SYNOPSIS - A little girl’s secret rescue mission results in more than she wanted to know.
68 - Spy / Surveillance / A dolphin trainer #2 - ''The Rising Tide'' by Jennifer Bowen   SYNOPSIS - A young girl and her unique companions are on a mission. It’s dangerous, but succeeding will bring her family the ultimate reward.
68 - Spy / Surveillance / A dolphin trainer #3 - ''The Dolphin Trainer'' by Mike Akins   SYNOPSIS - Powerful forces in the world of espionage turn Andrei Sokolov’s life upside down, leading to his arrest for espionage. An unknown ally secures his release, a man revealed in the end to be the mysterious Dolphin trainer.
68 - Spy / Surveillance / A dolphin trainer #4 - ''Watching'' by Alan Brundage   SYNOPSIS - During the middle years of the Cold War many types of surveillance were experimented with. Not all such spying was technological.
68 - Spy / Surveillance / A dolphin trainer #5 - ''The Lonely Harbour'' by Sarah Sellar   SYNOPSIS - A young boy’s lonely life is enriched by an unlikely friend, a mystery visitor and the adventure of a lifetime.
68 - Spy / Surveillance / A dolphin trainer #HM - ''The Flash'' by Caroline Roper   SYNOPSIS - Rebecca lands her dream job at a world-renowned research facility on a beautiful island. But when the wildlife is threatened, she takes matters into her own hands and finds herself in too deep.
68 - Spy / Surveillance / A dolphin trainer #HM - ''Gone Fishin''' by Nik Larcombe   SYNOPSIS - With a terrorist plot to thwart and competition from the Agency’s golden boy, Agent Ryan Butters is desperate to discover where and when an arms trade will take place. However, it soon becomes clear that it is not just the dolphins that will be jumping through hoops for their trainer.
68 - Spy / Surveillance / A dolphin trainer #HM - ''Subterfuge at the Aquarium'' by Josh Shilka   SYNOPSIS - Erik spends the day at the aquarium taking in its various sites and shows while trying to accomplish his mission. He finds a lot of good things, but as he dives in further, what he learns may sink everything.
69 - Action/Adventure / A standoff / An engineer #1 - ''Riding The Steel'' by Daniel J. Gyure   SYNOPSIS - On a routine haul to Arizona, two mysterious bandits board Lewis Tuholski’s train. In the middle of nowhere with no help in sight, it’s up to Lewis to stop them—and come face to face with a past that’s finally caught up to him.
69 - Action/Adventure / A standoff / An engineer #2 - ''Paine Bay'' by Dorothy Nielsen   SYNOPSIS - Isabel believed she was escaping her confusing past when she left a fast-paced Atlanta law firm to marry a wealthy Montreal businessman. Now she is on the run from him, driven to the tip of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, where she finds herself in over her head among fellow drifters and the dark secrets harbored in this remote outpost.
69 - Action/Adventure / A standoff / An engineer #3 - ''Driving like Girls'' by Suzanne Andrews   SYNOPSIS - The test driver for the first all-female rally team discovers that someone is out to sabotage their chances of winning.
69 - Action/Adventure / A standoff / An engineer #4 - ''Turtle Bay'' by Weston Cook   SYNOPSIS - A cargo ship is taken by pirates, and crew members do their best to survive
69 - Action/Adventure / A standoff / An engineer #5 - ''The Bridge of Blood and Tears'' by Clarke O'Gara   SYNOPSIS - A trinity of engineers finds themselves as an unlikely terrorist cell. But just like the first job they met on, everything is not what it seems.
69 - Action/Adventure / A standoff / An engineer #HM - ''The Coward'' by Corinne Sabando   SYNOPSIS - Olivia Rahi is a mechanical engineer and a coward. In a standoff between her fear and doing what is right, she is forced to decide if she’ll remain a coward or become a hero.
69 - Action/Adventure / A standoff / An engineer #HM - ''The Art of Engineering'' by Amy Wallace   SYNOPSIS - Two first year engineering students race against time.
69 - Action/Adventure / A standoff / An engineer #HM - ''Accidents Happen'' by Adam Weatherford   SYNOPSIS - Bernard, a city safety engineer, runs across a drug deal gone wrong in a high rise under construction. He makes a quick escape using the building’s hazards as his defense.
70 - Ghost Story / A betrayal / A stranger #1 - ''Midnight and a Cup of Coffee in the Cascades'' by Barbara Thompson   SYNOPSIS - Man and beast jaw over coffee.
70 - Ghost Story / A betrayal / A stranger #2 - ''Red Sky Mourning'' by Jeanna Cotnam   SYNOPSIS - Captain Crowell is tested as he battles storms and the unimaginable out at sea. Does he have what it takes to weather the storm or has he already lost?
70 - Ghost Story / A betrayal / A stranger #3 - ''Promises'' by Ross Goldstein   SYNOPSIS - Fifty years is a long time for a promise to be left incomplete. But, is it too long? For our protagonist, time is not the issue. Honor is, and the only way he can get right with himself is to connect with a stranger.
70 - Ghost Story / A betrayal / A stranger #4 - ''The Destroyer of Worlds'' by David Alloggia   SYNOPSIS - Bethe wakes up dead, a strange, cloaked, skeletal figure at her side (surprise surprise, it's Death). With Death's help, she solves her murder, takes revenge on the person who betrayed her, and saves the world wait, no, sorry, wrong notes, she saves her son, Bradlicious, which is an excellent name, don't @me.
70 - Ghost Story / A betrayal / A stranger #5 - ''The Rest is Silence'' by Frances MI Howard-Snyder   SYNOPSIS - When twelve-year-old Freya meets a stranger who turns out to be her mother’s ghost, she learns that her aunt has seduced her father and murdered her mother. In this modern, cross-gendered retelling of the world’s most famous ghost story, young Freya must use all of her intelligence and courage to protect herself and avenge her mother.
70 - Ghost Story / A betrayal / A stranger #HM - ''A Night at The Marmoset'' by Virginia Davis   SYNOPSIS - A woman in a dead-end job agrees to have dinner with a stranger and ends the evening with a little more than leftovers.
70 - Ghost Story / A betrayal / A stranger #HM - ''Cempasúchil'' by Eloise Hillier-Richardson   SYNOPSIS - When ‘next year’ never came, he decided to take their trip alone to try steal back what Time had taken.
70 - Ghost Story / A betrayal / A stranger #HM - ''Country Roads, Take Me Home'' by James Scully   SYNOPSIS - An Australian farmer drives home drunk from the pub to confront his wife after learning of her infidelity, and on the journey he picks up a hitch-hiker who reminds him of the son he lost. The strange hitch-hiker manages to save the man’s life by warning him of a fallen tree, but on awaking in hospital the man learns that his life was not as he thought.
71 - Drama / A business trip / A biologist #1 - ''Hundred Below'' by Harper Barrow   SYNOPSIS - A pregnant biologist is stranded in a storm at her research field station in Antarctica. She has hours to return to McMurdo base and catch a flight to meet her fiance, without freezing to death.
71 - Drama / A business trip / A biologist #2 - ''Breakthrough'' by Jessica Gilmartin   SYNOPSIS - When Iris accepts an opportunity from Bob, an eccentric millionaire, she has visions of a scientific breakthrough that will bolster her career. However, when her experiments fail to yield immediate results, Bob becomes increasingly erratic.
71 - Drama / A business trip / A biologist #3 - ''Solution X'' by Jordan Ryder   SYNOPSIS - A biologist smuggles a life-changing, unknown solution that could cure all diseases and end all suffering, out of a high-security lab. She tells her boss with the hope they will be able to use it to help people, but her boss disagrees about how much the cure will actually help people—leading to a desperate, violent confrontation.
71 - Drama / A business trip / A biologist #4 - ''Sick'' by Morgan Cole   SYNOPSIS - Mya Davis, an intern for a prestigious biologist who has killed millions through biological warfare, plots revenge for her family’s deaths.
71 - Drama / A business trip / A biologist #5 - ''Shadow and Light'' by Lynne M. Hinkey   SYNOPSIS - A miracle drug might help Ellie Parks retrieve the memories that age and Alzheimer's Disease are stealing from her. But, some memories are better left forgotten.
71 - Drama / A business trip / A biologist #HM - ''First Impressions'' by Connie Armstrong   SYNOPSIS - Stuck in a rut for several years, wildlife biologist Ryan arrives at the destination for his business trip exhausted, but excited to meet his fellow team members and begin the long journey to the site of the assignment. He underestimates the danger involved in the work, however, and finds he is risking great physical harm, which forces him to decide if he is emotionally strong enough to continue chasing his long-desired ambition.
71 - Drama / A business trip / A biologist #HM - ''Worms'' by Lisa Fox   SYNOPSIS - A microbiologist sees things that others do not.

But isn’t that the nature of science?
71 - Drama / A business trip / A biologist #HM - ''Warak'' by Desert Harvest   SYNOPSIS - A biologist specializing in Javan rhinoceros is summoned to Java to assist with the transfer of the remaining members of this critically endangered species to the hands of a terrorist group holding children as hostages.
72 - Sci-Fi / Trophy hunting / A bachelor #1 - ''The Memory Eater'' by Rhian Lewis   SYNOPSIS - The penalties on the Outpost for killing near-human off-worlders are severe. But when the cops turn up to arrest trophy-hunter Arnie, they are in for a surprise
72 - Sci-Fi / Trophy hunting / A bachelor #2 - ''STATIC'' by Anthony D Farr   SYNOPSIS - A blind date in a VR club is usually a fun, carefree endeavor, but things take a dark turn when Charlene meets Nathan. Unfortunately, as Charlene will discover, Nathan is an unorthodox collector.
72 - Sci-Fi / Trophy hunting / A bachelor #3 - ''The Winds on Venus'' by Neil Sandhoefner   SYNOPSIS - A Kansas farmer with a tragic past goes to Venus to hunt an enigmatic deer.
72 - Sci-Fi / Trophy hunting / A bachelor #4 - ''Trophy Husband'' by Gerta Bledsoe   SYNOPSIS - A man goes to Mars to forget a terrible relationship and ends up finding a new love of his life.  His love has to decide if he’s ready to travel to a new world.
72 - Sci-Fi / Trophy hunting / A bachelor #5 - ''Rodents of Unusual Size'' by Suzanne Martinez   SYNOPSIS - A virtual tale suggesting the unknown is always the problem.
72 - Sci-Fi / Trophy hunting / A bachelor #HM - ''Bad Things Come to Those Who Wait'' by Will Thimes   SYNOPSIS - An elite member of society gains new perspective when circumstances take a drastic turn
72 - Sci-Fi / Trophy hunting / A bachelor #HM - ''The Last Hunt'' by Corbett Buchly   SYNOPSIS - A freelance hunter on his final illegal hunt has the tables turned by a vengeful protector of wildlife who wants the hunter to feel what it is truly like to be prey.
72 - Sci-Fi / Trophy hunting / A bachelor #HM - ''Oumuamua'' by Jerrie R Blackwood   SYNOPSIS - Twenty-five years in the future, scientists are about the reach the space object Oumuamua, but the occupants of the Oumuamua have their own plans. These plans will have some drastic consequences for the people of Earth.
73 - Horror / A homecoming / A groundskeeper #1 - ''Richard'' by Michael Hoke   SYNOPSIS - A young man gets hired by a wealthy older woman to help fix up her guest house in preparation for her son Richard to come home to live with her. He intends to use his newfound access to her highly secure gated community to burgle her house while she sleeps, but on the night of the burglary he discovers the horrifying secret of Richard’s homecoming.
73 - Horror / A homecoming / A groundskeeper #2 - ''Love in the Time of Murder'' by Brenda Lowder   SYNOPSIS - When Brie learns someone is murdering her former classmates, she digs deep for the courage to confront her former love she knows is the killer.
73 - Horror / A homecoming / A groundskeeper #3 - ''Under the Garden'' by Katy Shunk   SYNOPSIS - Elmer feels he has to quit his groundskeeping job for the wealthy family after he finds out the dark history of the property, and witnesses an evil ritual that scars him.
73 - Horror / A homecoming / A groundskeeper #4 - ''Domum'' by Laura Coruzzi   SYNOPSIS - Tyler Praven’s trip home comes after a quarter century away, spent trying to come to terms with the death of his mother. It’s true what they say: time stands still in small towns.
73 - Horror / A homecoming / A groundskeeper #5 - ''Sandals'' by Julie Hartnett   SYNOPSIS - A woman meets her fiance's family for the first time and discovers some members… are a little bit nuts.
73 - Horror / A homecoming / A groundskeeper #HM - ''Inside The Man'' by Narsimha Chintaluri   SYNOPSIS - A recovering addict considers reaching out to his estranged daughter.
73 - Horror / A homecoming / A groundskeeper #HM - ''Partners'' by Ian Walker   SYNOPSIS - A working mother returns from a business trip hoping for a positive change in her personal life, but finds things unraveling worse than before she left.
73 - Horror / A homecoming / A groundskeeper #HM - ''Please'' by Jae Mazer   SYNOPSIS - Agatha has suffered a loss that has left her in turmoil. The local cemetery groundskeeper is the only one who can help her, but at an unimaginable cost.
74 - Ghost Story / An inheritance / A historian #1 - ''THE LAST SON OF ENDOR'' by Adam Dubois   SYNOPSIS - David Samuels, the former protégé of history Professor Johnathan Fuhrman, shows up on the eve of an important conference with a discovery that changes the Professor’s life.
74 - Ghost Story / An inheritance / A historian #2 - ''Separated'' by Lorin Fries   SYNOPSIS - A broken man receives his father’s last possessions … only to discover another haunted soul.
74 - Ghost Story / An inheritance / A historian #3 - ''The past is never dead'' by Sandhya Acharya   SYNOPSIS - Satya responds to a Nextdoor Ad and stops at a neighbor's house to pick up a bag of Beyblades for her son. The innocent visit takes an unexpected turn.
74 - Ghost Story / An inheritance / A historian #4 - ''The Professor’s Spectre'' by Simon Cole   SYNOPSIS - Perhaps the combination of the storm and Randolph Pewe’s recent reading induced the fantasy of the steam yacht Sceptre, as we know a captain took her out to scuttle her. Maybe he not done it and was bringing her into port in the storm when he spotted the acquaintance of the widow; some things will never be known.
74 - Ghost Story / An inheritance / A historian #5 - ''Alone in Your Throat'' by Ava Adams   SYNOPSIS - After the death of his mother, Steven moves into his childhood home with his family. ‘Haunted’ by a presence he is convinced doesn’t exist, his wife enlists the help of a doctor.
74 - Ghost Story / An inheritance / A historian #HM - ''Vessel'' by Santanu Basu   SYNOPSIS - A man begins to question his assumptions after he is paid an unexpected visit.
74 - Ghost Story / An inheritance / A historian #HM - ''Transparency'' by Elizabeth R. Straight   SYNOPSIS - A family welcomes home the baby brother from a short stint in federal prison with a welcome home party involving an intoxicating night of family fun playing Pictionary.
74 - Ghost Story / An inheritance / A historian #HM - ''What's Yours is Mine'' by Alyssa Gamme;;   SYNOPSIS - A young girl with a dark past and history of loss struggles with addictions and the absence of paternal love. Through her recovery, Anais discovered she’s been getting inheritances from her family members that strengthens her as she continues her battle for life.
75 - Mystery / Charity / A gang member #1 - ''The Accountant'' by Zara Mansoor   SYNOPSIS - What makes people do things for others? An accountant moves to a new city, falls in love, and discovers a crime.
75 - Mystery / Charity / A gang member #2 - ''The Circle'' by Nancy Wahler   SYNOPSIS - A call from an old friend in trouble leads to murder.  Claire and her daughter must solve the mystery of her death.
75 - Mystery / Charity / A gang member #3 - ''Shots at the Pass'' by Alissa Butterworth   SYNOPSIS - Tormented by his father’s murder, an orphan returns to the scene of the crime.  He meets an unlikely ally, and the two must face a final reckoning with a figure from the boy’s past.
75 - Mystery / Charity / A gang member #4 - ''Blood Like Water'' by Adelae Norwood   SYNOPSIS - Ellie finds her mother lying in a pool of blood; she is alone. Her father races against time to find his wife’s killer–but quickly finds that people are not skin-deep.
75 - Mystery / Charity / A gang member #5 - ''A Society of Friends'' by Michael Thomas   SYNOPSIS - An American, working for the Red Cross relief mission to Russia in 1918, discovers that charity makes for strange bedfellows.
75 - Mystery / Charity / A gang member #HM - ''The Interrogation'' by Natalie K French   SYNOPSIS - An ex-gang member is questioned in relation to a million-dollar theft, a missing girl, and a charity named after a bird. It is up to Detective Sherwood to figure out the mystery, or an innocent man may take the blame.
75 - Mystery / Charity / A gang member #HM - ''The Fresh Start'' by Stuart Lother   SYNOPSIS - Lucky’s life is back on track until a former gang member comes calling, needing his help.
75 - Mystery / Charity / A gang member #HM - ''The Donation'' by Daniel McCoy   SYNOPSIS - Sean, a newly enrolled journalism student, investigates the people behind a secret game being played at a high school, the student activists trying to shut the game down, as well as the reason his predecessor was expelled.
76 - Comedy / A wish / A geneticist #1 - ''Sticky'' by Jeannette Miller Mickenham   SYNOPSIS - The possibilities of a friendship borne out of conversation about sandwiches and soda bringing one man’s wish of a simpler life, a less sticky life, within reach.
76 - Comedy / A wish / A geneticist #2 - ''Send In the Clowns'' by Kim deLeon   SYNOPSIS - Jeremy Plipple has the expectations of five generations weighing on his shoulders. But how much pressure can one clown take?
76 - Comedy / A wish / A geneticist #3 - ''Baby Love'' by Lizzie Mary Cullen   SYNOPSIS - A lonely geneticist finds an unlikely family.
76 - Comedy / A wish / A geneticist #4 - ''Bar None'' by Troy Kinney   SYNOPSIS - Two men sit at a bar telling stories about their week.
76 - Comedy / A wish / A geneticist #5 - ''Reese's'' by Christina C King-Talley   SYNOPSIS - A worm and a wish inspire two brothers to change their career and life paths for the better.
76 - Comedy / A wish / A geneticist #HM - ''Gene Genie Genius'' by Noel Alcoba   SYNOPSIS - A geneticist uses his professional know how to deal with an obnoxious neighbor, with unexpected results.
76 - Comedy / A wish / A geneticist #HM - ''The ABCs of Genetics'' by Jessica Kaye   SYNOPSIS - An aspiring geneticist stays late one night to catch the mystery researcher developing scientific breakthroughs. It turns out to be the custodian, the same woman who rearranges all the lab and office supplies in alphabetical order.
76 - Comedy / A wish / A geneticist #HM - ''Vanishing'' by Sara Farmer   SYNOPSIS - A gene scientist secretly uses university funds for a very personal project.
77 - Comedy / Opulence / An exterminator #1 - ''Dogs and Money (revised)'' by Jeremy Mallory   SYNOPSIS - A grad student pretends to be an exterminator, but finds more pests than he bargained for.
77 - Comedy / Opulence / An exterminator #2 - ''Bon Appêtit!'' by Harry Guinnes   SYNOPSIS - The Marquis St. John Pierre Prideux-DeLacy—proprietor of three Michelin Star restaurant, Le Château de Canard Corné—deals with a rat infestation.
77 - Comedy / Opulence / An exterminator #3 - ''Quality Control'' by Madison Trupp   SYNOPSIS - A demon loses her job and develops a shopping addiction, which culminates in a hoarding scenario the likes of which you might witness late at night on TLC.
77 - Comedy / Opulence / An exterminator #4 - ''The Exterminator'' by VK Tritschler   SYNOPSIS - It wasn’t easy being an aging, pudgy, assassin with an overinvolved mother. So when Ashley gets a job for pest removal from a rich old lady with a house near Malibu, he doesn’t ask too many questions. He should have.
77 - Comedy / Opulence / An exterminator #5 - ''Sometimes the Odds-On Favorite Isn't'' by Dan Emmerson   SYNOPSIS - Bedbugs aren’t the worst thing to happen to The World Series of Poker this year.
77 - Comedy / Opulence / An exterminator #HM - ''Geoffrey Chaucer, Gargoyles, and a Desperate Mission'' by Heather Talty   SYNOPSIS - A girl tries to find her missing rat in her Gilded Age mansion home before the building is gassed, with the help of a recently arrived exterminator.
77 - Comedy / Opulence / An exterminator #HM - ''Work Experience'' by Gareth Hughes   SYNOPSIS - Much to his disappointment, an upper-class college dropout is forced to do his first ever day of work at his father’s firm. There, much to his surprise, he finds himself rescuing a newfound and unexpectedly furry friend from a rather tricky spot.
77 - Comedy / Opulence / An exterminator #HM - ''Killerz!'' by Mary Ingram-Schatz   SYNOPSIS - A young lady trying to make ends meet as an exterminator enters a world of opulence and discovers that sometimes rats call you “Sugar” and that you can’t hide from crushed dreams behind the Goddess of Love.
78 - Mystery / A coma / A schoolteacher #1 - ''The Compass'' by Michelle Weidenbenner   SYNOPSIS - A woman finds a strange man unconscious on her doorstep.
78 - Mystery / A coma / A schoolteacher #2 - ''Melting the Ice'' by Audrey Molina   SYNOPSIS - A young teacher attempts to reach a troubled student.
78 - Mystery / A coma / A schoolteacher #3 - ''Where She Went'' by Olivia O'Connor   SYNOPSIS - Nora wakes up from her coma after a car accident that killed her mother and left her alone. She feels different - and it leads to some family mysteries finally being solved.
78 - Mystery / A coma / A schoolteacher #4 - ''Fifth Grade Is A Place for Murder'' by Audrey Metcalf   SYNOPSIS - Student, a boy with no memories, must solve a murder mystery in order to wake up from his coma.
78 - Mystery / A coma / A schoolteacher #5 - ''The Disappearance of Poppy Perugipig'' by Thomas Williams   SYNOPSIS - A Primary School’s pet Peruvian guinea pig has escaped, but eight-year-old schoolgirl sleuth Kate Nesbo thinks something strange is afoot. With her best friend, Whitney Jones, she aims to crack the case.
78 - Mystery / A coma / A schoolteacher #HM - ''Discovering Hannah'' by Doug Drowley   SYNOPSIS - Jack knew his grandmother had been adopted, but the family had never had any success in finding out who her parents could be. Now, time was running out to keep his promise that he would discover the identities behind this 75-year-old mystery before his grandma was gone.
78 - Mystery / A coma / A schoolteacher #HM - ''Calipers'' by Kayleigh Cline   SYNOPSIS - In this dark variation on a "kid detective" story, a girl goes missing in a future where children are ranked by their “value.” Only her best friend can discover the truth of what has happened to her.
78 - Mystery / A coma / A schoolteacher #HM - ''Weston Opportunity School'' by Stacey Wilson   SYNOPSIS - Veteran teacher Ms. Sandifer cares deeply about her troubled students. So who pushed her down the stairs?
79 - Mystery / Greed / A fiancé #1 - ''The Case of the Mislaid Plans'' by Patsy Pratt-Herzog   SYNOPSIS - Spies, thieves and questionable loyalties put a  put a damper on Prudence’s engagement party, but armed and fabulous, the Queen’s Special Investigator is determined not to let her father’s research fall into enemy hands.
79 - Mystery / Greed / A fiancé #2 - ''Entitled'' by Caitlin Gerds Habermas   SYNOPSIS - As Jess and Richard examine their office to locate a missing lottery ticket, the search arouses dark suspicions of their coworkers’ true selves.
79 - Mystery / Greed / A fiancé #3 - ''Transit'' by Maria Kenny   SYNOPSIS - New to Dublin from American, Detective Brady is called in to solve the mystery of a murder involving a fiancé Aaron, who is suspected of killing his best friend, John. Through Brady’s point of view, we see what seems to be an open and shut case, actually turns out to be complicated story of forbidden love and greed involving several suspects, a luxury car and finally the reveal of a priest who has murdered for money.
79 - Mystery / Greed / A fiancé #4 - ''The Ratseller'' by Mark Lakeram   SYNOPSIS - The spaceship the Ratseller is adrift: her captain has been murdered, her crew are under investigation and hostile enemies are closing in. The only hope is that the ship’s artificial intelligence can solve the crime before it is too late.
79 - Mystery / Greed / A fiancé #5 - ''Samuel Johnson and His Red Corvette'' by Krysta MacDonald   SYNOPSIS - Who will be found guilty for the murder of wealthy Samuel Johnson: his fiancé, devastated to miss her cake tasting, or his ex-wife, bitter over the loss of a car in their divorce settlement? Either way, Detective Christen knows greed is one of the best motives for murder.
79 - Mystery / Greed / A fiancé #HM - ''The Cynthia'' by Kelly Hallmark   SYNOPSIS - A wealthy family becomes the victim of their own

greed and betrayal.
79 - Mystery / Greed / A fiancé #HM - ''Casting Doubt'' by Sarah Cure   SYNOPSIS - Sometimes, to get rich, you need to act the part – or die trying.
79 - Mystery / Greed / A fiancé #HM - ''Bridging the Grey'' by Jessica Hewlett   SYNOPSIS - The authorities believe that Natalie murdered her fiancé in a greed and heroin-induced rage. Natalie knows the truth and once she breaks out of a psych institute, she and her dead fiancé are going to prove it.
80 - Horror / An eviction / An egomaniac #1 - ''Amelia'' by Amethyst Loscocco   SYNOPSIS - It is not the first time someone has tried to get rid of Amelia. But she isn’t worried; she always gets what she wants, whatever the cost.
80 - Horror / An eviction / An egomaniac #2 - ''Accept Cookies and Enable Wonderful Things'' by Phil Olsen   SYNOPSIS - Johannes unwittingly invites a duplicate of himself into his life. The promise of ‘enabling wonderful things’ and having a doppelgänger go to work in his place is soon superseded by the dread of having a narcissistic replacement push him out of his house and the life he’d taken for granted.
80 - Horror / An eviction / An egomaniac #3 - ''The House on the Hill at Willit's End'' by DOUGLAS HERD   SYNOPSIS - The final report of a vanished news-radio journalist.
80 - Horror / An eviction / An egomaniac #4 - ''Grandma's House'' by Anthony Pinggera   SYNOPSIS - A young man learns that his grandmother’s house is full of more than just junk as he helps her pack for her move.
80 - Horror / An eviction / An egomaniac #5 - ''Hayward House'' by Victoria L. Golden   SYNOPSIS - A home with a dark history drives one woman to impossible lengths in order to stay.  How far would you go to stay in the home you loved?
80 - Horror / An eviction / An egomaniac #HM - ''A boy and his Captain'' by Ellena Day   SYNOPSIS - The Select left the planet in search of survival, only to return, stronger and refined, to reclaim earth. An army of boys and their Captain willingly flush out and destroy their enemy, an enemy which had survived on the ruined planet
80 - Horror / An eviction / An egomaniac #HM - ''Spring'' by Amber Regan   SYNOPSIS - A woman enters an underground spring room to discuss the potential eviction of her ego-maniacal friend.
80 - Horror / An eviction / An egomaniac #HM - ''A clutter of cats'' by Adam Kealley   SYNOPSIS - Property developer Martin White gets more than he bargained for after evicting Elsie Wilson from the home she has shared with her beloved cats.
81 - Thriller / An abduction / A swimming teacher #1 - ''Get Mad, Stay Mad'' by J Hardy Carroll   SYNOPSIS - When Jill's life is in danger, she digs deep to find help from her late mentor.
81 - Thriller / An abduction / A swimming teacher #2 - ''The Locker'' by Nicole Scobie   SYNOPSIS - Someone find me, please.
81 - Thriller / An abduction / A swimming teacher #3 - ''Taipei 101'' by Ho Lin   SYNOPSIS - A would-be kidnapper and his pal find themselves in a frenetic, comic chase through downtown Taipei, rushing towards a rendezvous with potential fortune or disaster.
81 - Thriller / An abduction / A swimming teacher #4 - ''Priest River Familia'' by Andy Brennan   SYNOPSIS - A single father struggles to free himself from his past by starting a new life in wary small town America. A missing girlfriend is not unexpected when the bizarre is commonplace.
81 - Thriller / An abduction / A swimming teacher #5 - ''The Rarest Fish of All'' by Ashley Renise Gaska   SYNOPSIS - The swim teacher for the mermaid show at Mermaid’s Cove springs is abducted, but the reality of her situation is more horrifying than she could ever have imagined.
81 - Thriller / An abduction / A swimming teacher #HM - ''Home Sweet Home'' by Jandi Crocker   SYNOPSIS - Mark’s 76-year-old mother, Florence, has been abducted from her nursing home. Will police be able to bring her back home to safety?
81 - Thriller / An abduction / A swimming teacher #HM - ''What Alex Remembered and Billy Forgot'' by Lauren Festa   SYNOPSIS - Alex was taken from his mother as a child while Billy was raised by a father who truly loved him. But the truth of their past holds horrifying revelations and nothing will ever be the same when the family is reunited.
81 - Thriller / An abduction / A swimming teacher #HM - ''Deep Water'' by Vanessa Wagner   SYNOPSIS - A love struck teenager takes revenge on the swim coach who stole the love of his life.
82 - Ghost Story / A second chance / A transient person #1 - ''Wanderman'' by Russel Lowe   SYNOPSIS - On a night like this, with the wind howling and the carriages rattling and the killing cold biting at you, a ghost story can really take you out of yourself.
82 - Ghost Story / A second chance / A transient person #2 - ''Seasons'' by Sophia Tao   SYNOPSIS - A man runs from the ghost of his dead wife.
82 - Ghost Story / A second chance / A transient person #3 - ''The Rabbit'' by Jane Rowland   SYNOPSIS - A young woman ravaged by the brutality of the concentration camps of World War II is visited by the ghost of her lost daughter.  Together, they learn to heal the past.
82 - Ghost Story / A second chance / A transient person #4 - ''Signs and Symbols'' by Candace Leigh Coulombe   SYNOPSIS - A hobo works and wanders, seeking atonement for the death of his family.
82 - Ghost Story / A second chance / A transient person #5 - ''To Live Again'' by Tawni Pettit   SYNOPSIS - Anna goes looking for a ghost that's sympathetic to her misfortunes. Will she find more than she bargained for?
82 - Ghost Story / A second chance / A transient person #HM - ''Where the Water Runs Deep'' by Johanna Smith   SYNOPSIS - Still grieving the death of her mother, six-year-old Olivia makes a friend of the ghost in her room.
82 - Ghost Story / A second chance / A transient person #HM - ''Switching Gears'' by Ruth M Gilbo   SYNOPSIS - A story of phantom acquaintances and second chances.
82 - Ghost Story / A second chance / A transient person #HM - ''The River Wall'' by Jessica Michael   SYNOPSIS - Addie's life on the streets has ended, and now she tries to figure out what it means to be dead. As the mystery of her death unravels, she sees her relationship with her boyfriend Danny clearly for the first time.
83 - Suspense / Impossible / A witness #1 - ''Neighborhood Watch'' by Christina Huizar   SYNOPSIS - A woman witnesses a brutal murder and does nothing to intervene. When the murder victim turns up impossibly alive and well, the witness must grapple with her guilt and search for redemption, but is all as it seems?
83 - Suspense / Impossible / A witness #2 - ''The Woman Sat and Waited'' by Abigail   SYNOPSIS - A summer adventure soon turns into a fight for survival beyond the city walls of Rome.
83 - Suspense / Impossible / A witness #3 - ''Nothing is Impossible'' by Amy Wilson-Payne   SYNOPSIS - A random act of kindness takes on a sinister quality as Kyra struggles to put the past behind her.
83 - Suspense / Impossible / A witness #4 - ''Country Comfort'' by Sean Winchell   SYNOPSIS - After learning of a dear family member’s death, Jack knows he must return home for a funeral and to help sort things out. What he doesn’t know is just what exactly he will find in those final details.
83 - Suspense / Impossible / A witness #5 - ''The Eagle Fire Nest'' by Dominic Greaves   SYNOPSIS - A shallow geologist journeys into the heart of nature to confront an unexplained phenomenon with a hidden objective.
83 - Suspense / Impossible / A witness #HM - ''ViriDis'' by Michael Cursio   SYNOPSIS - The crew of an experimental greenhouse orbiting earth begin to lose their minds under the unseen eye of their winged assistants.
83 - Suspense / Impossible / A witness #HM - ''The Will to Live'' by Steve Jaquith   SYNOPSIS - A bored legal assistant finds new excitement in her job.
83 - Suspense / Impossible / A witness #HM - ''The Pull'' by Scott Lindgren   SYNOPSIS - A young woman with the  strange gift of shooting perfect pool shot meets the former welder of The Pull.
84 - Sci-Fi / Pollution / An explorer #1 - ''For the Greater Good'' by Aaron M. Smith   SYNOPSIS - A man’s desperate attempt to save humanity may have unintended consequences.
84 - Sci-Fi / Pollution / An explorer #2 - ''The Green Unbreathable'' by Kelsey Hontz   SYNOPSIS - In the not-too-distant but corrupted future, an intrepid explorer follows a strange old woman to a cave to discover a living secret she has hidden away from the pollution of the world.
84 - Sci-Fi / Pollution / An explorer #3 - ''Geochelone elegans'' by J.A. Harper   SYNOPSIS - In the aftermath of an algae-tainted flood, a woman must choose to keep or break her status quo.
84 - Sci-Fi / Pollution / An explorer #4 - ''The Cold Dark'' by Crystal Phares   SYNOPSIS - Finder and explorer Sara Riggins has lived in a world without sun her entire life. With the help of the partner she thought was dead and the monsters roaming the surface of her polluted planet, she holds the key to bringing back the light.
84 - Sci-Fi / Pollution / An explorer #5 - ''The Lost Keys'' by Joseph Crutwell   SYNOPSIS - A man goes searching for the sound of his name. His search takes him to a land of pollution and plastic.
84 - Sci-Fi / Pollution / An explorer #HM - ''Some People Call Me Morleece'' by Matt Little   SYNOPSIS - Two Young Explorers Find Cleaning Up a Bigger Chore Than They Anticipated.
84 - Sci-Fi / Pollution / An explorer #HM - ''Scream'' by Gemma Matsell   SYNOPSIS - An intergalactic explorer leaves behind more than a flag to claim a new planet as his very own discovery.
84 - Sci-Fi / Pollution / An explorer #HM - ''Solitaria'' by Florrie Kohn   SYNOPSIS - Two thrill seekers settle on the Pacific Ocean’s Garbage Island, carve out their own country of Solitaria and make a pretty good living for themselves while breaking a few laws, then the world takes notice.
85 - Historical Fiction / A siege / An entertainer #1 - ''Sarajevo Rose'' by Jessica H Gray   SYNOPSIS - A concert pianist in wartorn Sarajevo makes a difficult decision
85 - Historical Fiction / A siege / An entertainer #2 - ''Comforting the Devil'' by Vania Tse   SYNOPSIS - A Chinese girl is taken by Japanese soldiers as a sex slave during the Rape of Nanking.
85 - Historical Fiction / A siege / An entertainer #3 - ''The Wonderous'' by Jessica Eastaugh   SYNOPSIS - As the enemy prepare to storm the castle walls, William the Wonderous is trapped inside by circumstance. He has only his experience as a stage magician to help find a means of escape.
85 - Historical Fiction / A siege / An entertainer #4 - ''Quanah & The White Squaw'' by Meladee Gardella   SYNOPSIS - A Siege and kidnapping alter this mother and son’s lives with questions and loss that can never be found.
85 - Historical Fiction / A siege / An entertainer #5 - ''The Soldier and the Siege'' by Juan Cortes   SYNOPSIS - Thirty years after his tragedy, a father sees a pattern of behavior repeating as his son takes a liking to a stray dog.
85 - Historical Fiction / A siege / An entertainer #HM - ''Amos'' by Bobby Webster   SYNOPSIS - A man tries to make sense of his memories of the Civil War.
85 - Historical Fiction / A siege / An entertainer #HM - ''A Carrot for Cytry'' by Alexandra Kriofske Mainella   SYNOPSIS - A street musician comes to the aid of a little girl risking her life to find food for her canary during the 1939 Siege on Warsaw.
85 - Historical Fiction / A siege / An entertainer #HM - ''The Monument of Jinju'' by Lindsey Yoo   SYNOPSIS - A young palace entertainer in 16th century Korea falls in love with a Japanese fisherman—who promises her a better world.
86 - Comedy / A celebration / A motivational speaker #1 - ''Every Moment'' by Emily Newton-Smith   SYNOPSIS - Herman Gardiner struggles to motivate himself to do even the simplest of tasks. His everyday frustrations are amplified in the lead up to an important event.
86 - Comedy / A celebration / A motivational speaker #2 - ''An Unexpected Guest'' by Zoe Perrenoud   SYNOPSIS - Veronica has never met her brother-in-law David. When she invites him to a family party, hoping to please her notoriously stern father-in-law, she soon discovers why nobody likes him.
86 - Comedy / A celebration / A motivational speaker #3 - ''A Pirate's Life'' by Thomas Esamie   SYNOPSIS - How does a band of pirates who have fallen on a rough patch find the renewed energy to succeed in their chosen lifestyle. A pep talk from a motivational speaker ought to do it.
86 - Comedy / A celebration / A motivational speaker #4 - ''Period Piece'' by Mindy OldenKamp   SYNOPSIS - Henry “Sure-Lee” Edsel is your average pizza eating couch potato.  He’s also a reluctantly aspiring motivational speaker.
86 - Comedy / A celebration / A motivational speaker #5 - ''Tidy Space, Tidy Mind'' by Lindsay Reid   SYNOPSIS - Roland Jones is a man who is not entirely convinced that his life is under control. Marigold Martin believes that his advice is the answer to most of life’s problems; on her 60th birthday she finally gets to meet Roland – and his wife.
86 - Comedy / A celebration / A motivational speaker #HM - ''The Centum'' by Mary Rebecca Clancy   SYNOPSIS - A cocky young assassin accepts an invitation to join an exclusive assassins’ club.
86 - Comedy / A celebration / A motivational speaker #HM - ''A Great Life'' by Jeff Cohen   SYNOPSIS - “I believe in you!” The Great Pineapple leader.
86 - Comedy / A celebration / A motivational speaker #HM - ''Heaven and Hell on the METRORail'' by Stephen Hebert   SYNOPSIS - An artist with a mild form of prosopagnosia finds himself on Houston’s METRORail faced with the choice between the “turn or burn” offerings of a motivational, improvisational evangelist or the pursuit of his long-awaited Hipster Goddess.
87 - Horror / House arrest / A passerby #1 - ''The Things I see'' by Zechariah Richardson   SYNOPSIS - A woman offers eyes through which the reader watches a man on house arrest reveal his true, monstrous nature. From court, to kidnapping, to horror display, the man unravels the mind of the woman, until the supernaturality of her sight becomes vivid reality.
87 - Horror / House arrest / A passerby #2 - ''Collection Interrupted'' by Sharni Johnson   SYNOPSIS - When multiple bodies are found in the Morstan’s backyard, Officer Eliot Park tries to find out who the killer is.
87 - Horror / House arrest / A passerby #3 - ''The Road to Rakvene'' by Jennifer Quail   SYNOPSIS - It is two o’clock on a Sunday in the Soviet Republic of Estonia. A man is in his country house waiting for someone to pass on the road to Rakvene.
87 - Horror / House arrest / A passerby #4 - ''The Ninth Circle'' by Christy Hemmingway   SYNOPSIS - A young woman is prisoner in her own home, paying for her sins through a cruel, repetitive punishment. Her only hope is to attract a replacement through the girl who passes by every day.
87 - Horror / House arrest / A passerby #5 - ''Panopticon'' by Heather Ringo   SYNOPSIS - A serial church vandal on house arrest is kept under control by her ankle monitor and her dedicated probation officer, but extreme isolation makes people behave in strange ways…
87 - Horror / House arrest / A passerby #HM - ''Vengeance Served Cold'' by Sandra Minor   SYNOPSIS - The deck is stacked against him.  One way or another, he will get his just desserts.
87 - Horror / House arrest / A passerby #HM - ''The House'' by Evelyn Dusk   SYNOPSIS - Forced to take an alternate route, Bryant passes by an old decrepit house where he meets a mysterious woman living alone.  She lures him inside for the night but the following morning, Bryant discovers that she did so with an ulterior motive: the house requires a soul and exchanging his for hers was the only way she could be set free.
87 - Horror / House arrest / A passerby #HM - ''Columbus'' by Benjamin McAleney   SYNOPSIS - Thomas investigates a sound at his scientist neighbours’ home. Once inside, he discovers the terrible secret the basement hides.
88 - Fantasy / A snowstorm / A nemesis #1 - ''Under the Glassy Green Translucent Wave'' by Ricki Barnes   SYNOPSIS - A young soldier meets with the people conquered by his country. There is anger and hurt on both sides, but how much – and where will it end?
88 - Fantasy / A snowstorm / A nemesis #2 - ''the girl in the ghost dress lies'' by Kimberly Glanzman   SYNOPSIS - “All the old stories tell the same lie: / that in order to thwart the prophecy / which foretold that he would murder Oðin / in the final battle of Ragnarök, / the great wolf Fenrir agreed to be magically bound. / Let me sing you a song of truth.”
88 - Fantasy / A snowstorm / A nemesis #3 - ''The Dead City'' by Daria Yenter   SYNOPSIS - As festivities begin to celebrate the coming of the winter season, a father tells a story of grave mistakes.
88 - Fantasy / A snowstorm / A nemesis #4 - ''Demon Bonded'' by Jean Levasseur   SYNOPSIS - An unseasonable snowstorm crashes over the forest and forces Orza, one of three chosen to vie for the honor of bonding with the demon Cirron to protect their community, to choose between saving the life of his longtime nemesis and fellow Chosen Delan, or leaving him out in the bitter cold to die. With the choice made, Orza must decide how to live with the consequences of that decision, while still finding a way to pursue the Bonding himself.
88 - Fantasy / A snowstorm / A nemesis #5 - ''The Contest'' by Sally Ross   SYNOPSIS - In a land cursed to eternal winter, the Wise-Woman arrives in a village and holds a contest to find the one who can break the spell.
88 - Fantasy / A snowstorm / A nemesis #HM - ''Plight of the Whoolen Beasts'' by Marc Grappa   SYNOPSIS - Once allies become warring nations as unrequited love becomes a tool of a mystical ne’er-do-well.
88 - Fantasy / A snowstorm / A nemesis #HM - ''After The Storm'' by Brenda Martin   SYNOPSIS - A humble man is faced with loss and betrayal in a treacherous storm.
88 - Fantasy / A snowstorm / A nemesis #HM - ''Frigid Temperament'' by Aubrer Roberts III   SYNOPSIS - One man's quest for vengeance, despite all sense.
89 - Romantic Comedy / Sabotage / A hotelier #1 - ''Lone Star Joe and the Doily Lady'' by Jennifer Gunner   SYNOPSIS - Two rival hotel owners enlist the help of an internet influencer to preserve their way of life off the Las Vegas Strip.
89 - Romantic Comedy / Sabotage / A hotelier #2 - ''Special Roast'' by Jillian Diehl   SYNOPSIS - Two flight attendants, a hotelier, some cops, and a whole lot of drama.
89 - Romantic Comedy / Sabotage / A hotelier #3 - ''Princess Margaret's Water'' by Tara Lindis   SYNOPSIS - When Jane Alexander, Princess Margaret’s biographer, arrives to interview HRH’s former footman, he is quite taken with her. To continue seeing her, he regales her with tales of the antics he got up to with hoteliers around the world to keep the Princess in a steady supply of her Famous Grouse whiskey and Malvern Water. It is not until he is completely in love with her he understands his flirtatious lies acted as an act of sabotage.
89 - Romantic Comedy / Sabotage / A hotelier #4 - ''Panties and Poker Chips'' by Rachael McFarland   SYNOPSIS - A cynical grandmother wreaks havoc at a high-end hotel to force her ex, the hotel manager, to talk to her.
89 - Romantic Comedy / Sabotage / A hotelier #5 - ''An Unavoidable Blind Date'' by Betsy Shaw-Cope   SYNOPSIS - Ellen thinks of canceling her blind date until her friend Sue interferes.
89 - Romantic Comedy / Sabotage / A hotelier #HM - ''The Brighton Motel'' by Serena Head   SYNOPSIS - A chance encounter on the slowly sinking ship of the Brighton Motel.
89 - Romantic Comedy / Sabotage / A hotelier #HM - ''Ding, Ding, B*tch'' by Bradley J. Halverson   SYNOPSIS - The one where my ex stays at my hotel and I lose my damn mind.
89 - Romantic Comedy / Sabotage / A hotelier #HM - ''Victoria'' by Tyler Kelly   SYNOPSIS - An aging hotelier comes to the realization that he loves his hotel, and attempts to express himself amidst a stream of interruptions.
90 - Crime Caper / A funeral / A chocolatier #1 - ''For the Good of Humanity'' by Victoria Williams   SYNOPSIS - Montgomery Lindt promised the other chocolatiers the recipe to his pralines, but on death decided to take it to the grave instead. Led by Lord Cadbury, the five main chocolatiers kidnap the coffin in order to steal the recipe they believe they're owed.
90 - Crime Caper / A funeral / A chocolatier #2 - ''Double-dipped Disaster'' by Amy Lilly   SYNOPSIS - Phee and Juliet’s sisterly shenanigans lead them to break into a funeral home to retrieve a book of chocolate recipes.
90 - Crime Caper / A funeral / A chocolatier #3 - ''The Ghost Girl'' by Kristine Annaliese Path   SYNOPSIS - A woman caught in her own denial, a chocolatier that loses his love and a girl who decides to remain a child forever.
90 - Crime Caper / A funeral / A chocolatier #4 - ''The Night They Stole The Show'' by Niroshini Dahanayake   SYNOPSIS - When a property developer evicts them from their theatre, the cast and crew of Romeo and Juliet conspire to make their final performance a night to remember.
90 - Crime Caper / A funeral / A chocolatier #5 - ''Chocolat Proletariat'' by Kim Edmunds   SYNOPSIS - Following the death of a famous, successful chocolatier, her secret recipe is stolen by two ideologically opposed rivals.
90 - Crime Caper / A funeral / A chocolatier #HM - ''Malbone Street Chocolates'' by Joe Fecarotta   SYNOPSIS - Tommy Feddaduci is an angst-ridden twenty-year-old, itching to get out of the chocolate business that seemed to be his fate. Then an opportunity came along, a funeral service catering job at a nearby museum that held Trinity diamonds, a treasure that would free him and help win the love of Amy O’Leary - if he could get them out.
90 - Crime Caper / A funeral / A chocolatier #HM - ''The End of Her Story'' by Shanon Muehlhausen   SYNOPSIS - Three old women become criminals when a weekend getaway to a geriatric convention goes awry.
90 - Crime Caper / A funeral / A chocolatier #HM - ''As in Life'' by Paul Jimenez   SYNOPSIS - A dedicated chocolate sculptor is forced to confront a tragic memory when two familiar faces from his past life come into his shop one day.
91 - Romance / An invitation / A locksmith #1 - ''Persian Clockwork'' by Dan Hinge   SYNOPSIS - A queen struggling to hold on to power in the dying days of the Parthian Empire finds that security may come at too high a price.
91 - Romance / An invitation / A locksmith #2 - ''Small Miracles'' by Emily Roth   SYNOPSIS - After the Darkness, Claudia searches for light.
91 - Romance / An invitation / A locksmith #3 - ''The Gold Standard'' by Tamsin Marischal   SYNOPSIS - A kiss with a stranger long ago was the best kiss Arden ever had.  When the stranger reappears in her life and becomes her best client, she must decide whether to reveal her feelings or keep them under lock and key.
91 - Romance / An invitation / A locksmith #4 - ''The Invitation'' by Claire Ferguson   SYNOPSIS - In the small town of Didgum, Australia, the summer of 2005   is marked by a death, and a theft, a concatenation of events leading to unexpected romance.
91 - Romance / An invitation / A locksmith #5 - ''Best Friends'' by Samantha Rouse   SYNOPSIS - In a future where old memories and treasured objects can all be managed with the same software, a woman is forced to come to terms with the limitations of her out-of-date tech and the reasons she got it in the first place.
91 - Romance / An invitation / A locksmith #HM - ''You've Been Smiling More Lately'' by Kai Chochinov   SYNOPSIS - A grand romance in the mind of one. It will all work out if only she sends him an invitation to her private chatroom.
91 - Romance / An invitation / A locksmith #HM - ''From My Side'' by Nate Arnold   SYNOPSIS - While attending a party for his ex-boyfriend, a man accidentally locks himself in the bathroom and ends up recounting the trials and tribulations of his failed relationship to a locksmith.
91 - Romance / An invitation / A locksmith #HM - ''Words We Could Have Used'' by Mike Shakespeare   SYNOPSIS - Love is a lock and words are the key. But what happens when actions speak louder than words?
92 - Action/Adventure / A harvest / A truck driver #1 - ''Easter Harvest'' by Renny deGroot   SYNOPSIS - Emmet Ryan, a nineteen-year-old truck driver, answers the call to join the Rising to free Ireland on Easter Monday, 1916. The mission to harvest as much armament as possible tests his courage, but despite the success of the Volunteers in this David and Goliath-like battle, the spoils of the harvest are ultimately claimed by the enemy.
92 - Action/Adventure / A harvest / A truck driver #2 - ''Hidden Workers'' by Kathryn Read Kearney   SYNOPSIS - In an alternative reality, America has been separated into three classes divided by walls and checkpoints. Finuco, an immigrant, becomes more aware of the injustices present within this society as he unexpectedly takes a journey into the country’s innermost ring.
92 - Action/Adventure / A harvest / A truck driver #3 - ''Barren Earth'' by Malcolm Denovan   SYNOPSIS - The planet is ailing and divided. A resistance group battles to endure a beleaguered crop harvest.
92 - Action/Adventure / A harvest / A truck driver #4 - ''The Problem with Heroes'' by Bina Sengupta   SYNOPSIS - A food truck driver harboring complicated feelings for her local superheroes is forced to work with them in order to save a child.
92 - Action/Adventure / A harvest / A truck driver #5 - ''The Harvest'' by Mira Whitmore   SYNOPSIS - He never wanted to be pulled back into the dangerous fields of the Harvest but when the deadline looms greater than ever, he’s called back in for one final run.
92 - Action/Adventure / A harvest / A truck driver #HM - ''A Truck Dreams'' by Zac Benn   SYNOPSIS - A labour droid lands on Earth after being guided there by dreams of an oncoming apocalypse. They are determined to find answers by analysing the world they have arrived in.
92 - Action/Adventure / A harvest / A truck driver #HM - ''That Was A Crazy Game of Poker'' by Melissa Veres   SYNOPSIS - A bloodlusty trio of drug runners strike a royal flush of payloads only to be hunted by the very people who made them.
92 - Action/Adventure / A harvest / A truck driver #HM - ''Prime'' by Brooke Dilling   SYNOPSIS - A delivery truck driver’s plan to harvest information from American citizens and sell it to the highest bidder is thwarted by her sister.
93 - Suspense / A flight / A blind person #1 - ''Unseen'' by Martin Harrington   SYNOPSIS - A husband nods off on a plane trip, and wakes to find his wife missing. He must now search for her, dealing with apathetic flight attendants, moody passengers, and the fact that he himself is blind.
93 - Suspense / A flight / A blind person #2 - ''Blind Terry'' by Everette Scrumblehound   SYNOPSIS - “Blind Terry” is a suspense story about what happens when you wait for things to arrive. Midway through a conversation with a stranger at the bar, our protagonist feels a sense of dread over things-not-quite-remembered taking over.
93 - Suspense / A flight / A blind person #3 - ''Something Like a Miracle'' by Robby Schiller   SYNOPSIS - A formerly famous, recently blinded woman is tempted by an offer
93 - Suspense / A flight / A blind person #4 - ''Blue Skies'' by Drea Silvertooth   SYNOPSIS - A teen and a stranger make a flight for survival.
93 - Suspense / A flight / A blind person #5 - ''Service Terminal'' by Matthew Davis   SYNOPSIS - A group of convicts rebel against their captors en route to the last home they'll ever have.
93 - Suspense / A flight / A blind person #HM - ''Gate 67'' by Rick Wheelock   SYNOPSIS - Three lives are irrevocably changed when a girl steals a black duffel bag from a blind man.
93 - Suspense / A flight / A blind person #HM - ''Flying Blind'' by Shawn Yancey   SYNOPSIS - A blind man's hope for survival is in the hand of a voice on the other end of a radio.
93 - Suspense / A flight / A blind person #HM - ''Two Clicks'' by Jessa Kaina   SYNOPSIS - Two strangers at risk of international persecution, meet on a flight, with the intention of forcing the other to collude.
94 - Mystery / Starving / A businessman #1 - ''Dark Roast'' by Lauren Everdell   SYNOPSIS - How exactly does a serial killer take their coffee?
94 - Mystery / Starving / A businessman #2 - ''Love Thy Neighbor'' by Alexander Jones   SYNOPSIS - Two men break into the house of a wealthy acquaintance and discover something both horrible and strangely thought provoking.
94 - Mystery / Starving / A businessman #3 - ''Tragedy In the Break Room'' by Lauren Kidd   SYNOPSIS - The manager of an insurance sales office is forced to take a hard look at his employees after a colleague is murdered in the break room.
94 - Mystery / Starving / A businessman #4 - ''The Case of the Failing Factory'' by Lea Greenaway   SYNOPSIS - Can Grant’s Detective Agency solve the Case of the Failing Factory and save the business?
94 - Mystery / Starving / A businessman #5 - ''The True Crime'' by Samantha Proctor   SYNOPSIS - A woman boards a subway with three harmless men and one murderer.
94 - Mystery / Starving / A businessman #HM - ''Health & Wellness'' by Katherine Westermann   SYNOPSIS - Stricken with grief over his daughter’s death, George Barnhart is destroying himself through fasting, exercise and vodka, when two detectives show up at his door and question him about a missing person.   As the encounter unfolds, he learns that his daughter had a painful and terrible secret, forcing him to question his own innocence.
94 - Mystery / Starving / A businessman #HM - ''Bitterroot'' by Gwen Adams   SYNOPSIS - A small town sheriff finds anything but peace in the valley when a visitor turns up dead.
94 - Mystery / Starving / A businessman #HM - ''Feast Day'' by Charlotte Taylor   SYNOPSIS - A mystery inside a mystery. Something is very wrong on the Feast Day of Corpus Christi in 1327 - but what, who and why?
95 - Fantasy / Courage / A farmer #1 - ''Lumina'' by sandy landin   SYNOPSIS - Lumina’s light energy sustains the Quadrumanna's life, but she is growing weaker by the day. If she doesn’t escape, her light will fade out and she will be thrown into the Pit of Despair.
95 - Fantasy / Courage / A farmer #2 - ''Dragonprow'' by James Patterson   SYNOPSIS - Hraeth, son of a viking, seeks the courage to join the new raiding ship being built, and to go, like his father before him, raiding across the sea.
95 - Fantasy / Courage / A farmer #3 - ''Homecoming'' by Sarah E Stevens   SYNOPSIS - After coming of age with the fae, Darry returns home to decide

if he still has a place with his mortal family.
95 - Fantasy / Courage / A farmer #4 - ''The Dream Farmer'' by Kathryn Thoms   SYNOPSIS - Javid, an earth bound god, seeks to kill his daughter’s dreams to keep her safe. The dream farmer knows she can not stop him, but perhaps she can convince him to find the courage necessary to leave his daughter’s dreams in tact.
95 - Fantasy / Courage / A farmer #5 - ''The Protector in the Cornfield'' by Melissa Wilson   SYNOPSIS - When the seaside town of Wakahatchee is struck with a devastating drought, its appointed guardian finds himself faced with a choice: stay hidden or rise to his name- Protector.
95 - Fantasy / Courage / A farmer #HM - ''The River Zabyvat'' by Marissa Young   SYNOPSIS - Amelia was content to let her lot in life be chosen by fate. That is, until she discovered a few memories and a little courage was all she needed to change her horizon.
95 - Fantasy / Courage / A farmer #HM - ''The Binding'' by Dayna Spinner   SYNOPSIS - An artist confronts her mentor when she realizes that there is something sinister influencing her career.
95 - Fantasy / Courage / A farmer #HM - ''Rebirth'' by Nicole Lowrey   SYNOPSIS - Ayra (a serpi) has no hope, a slave to the ceyx, farming her eggs to sustain their greedy appetites. Until a spark of courage and an idea to escape take form.
96 - Drama / A home inspection / An understudy #1 - ''To the West'' by Jessica Launius   SYNOPSIS - Wrecked by grief after killing her sister in a car accident, young writer Hannah Marrow struggles to sell the home they bought together. As she deals with the reality of a begrudging real estate market and a house with severe structural issues, she tackles the truth of her relationship with her sister.
96 - Drama / A home inspection / An understudy #2 - ''The Reign of the Diamond Queen'' by Meg Kimball   SYNOPSIS - Penny’s left in charge when the home inspector shows up. For the first time, Penny sees her house through someone else’s eyes.
96 - Drama / A home inspection / An understudy #3 - ''Nothing That Can't Be Fixed'' by Antonia Markou   SYNOPSIS - A home inspection reveals a secret Neal’s wife has been keeping from him, and which forces both of them to re-evaluate their marriage.
96 - Drama / A home inspection / An understudy #4 - ''Home Introspection'' by Susie Sentevski   SYNOPSIS - A woman in the process of adopting a dog must acknowledge her shortcomings.
96 - Drama / A home inspection / An understudy #5 - ''The Understudy'' by Mike Daly   SYNOPSIS - A home inspector is deconstructed by the forces of humanity, loss, and love.
96 - Drama / A home inspection / An understudy #HM - ''The Vampire and His Camel'' by Louise Styles   SYNOPSIS - A dramatic turn of events involving the gradual unravelling of a perennial understudy, set against the looming inspection of a crumbling house.

Dicky, a pale imitation of his oldest friend Bernard, simply cannot understand why Bernard’s life seems so easy in comparison to his own.
96 - Drama / A home inspection / An understudy #HM - ''Double Bill'' by Hillary Skaff   SYNOPSIS - This dramatic, layered narrative unfolds the past, current, and potential future status of a strained relationship between a mother and daughter in the late 1990s, and their pivotal meeting together for the first time in a long time inside a busy café.
96 - Drama / A home inspection / An understudy #HM - ''Six or More'' by Erin Momono   SYNOPSIS - Dan and Mira meet, fall in love, and dream of building a home together with as many kids as they can possibly have. However, dreams are often not so easy to bring to life.
97 - Drama / A photo shoot / A composer #1 - ''A Song For Benny'' by Hayley Fox   SYNOPSIS - Todd’s life is a series of lucky breaks, but is it really luck when it all comes back to Benny?
97 - Drama / A photo shoot / A composer #2 - ''Wild Boar Park'' by Connor Fenton   SYNOPSIS - Desperate for paid work but seeking more than just a living, one photographer takes a sly opportunity to bulk up his portfolio. Finding himself in the woods with a jazz musician, the weather scuppers his plans.
97 - Drama / A photo shoot / A composer #3 - ''The Canary's Calling'' by SHARON OVEREND   SYNOPSIS - After being fired from her job at a portrait studio, Georgia decides she’s had enough and must give up photography, the one dream she’s always held. Then she meets Roselyn who reminds her being an artist is a calling not a choice.
97 - Drama / A photo shoot / A composer #4 - ''The Composition of a Man'' by Alix Kelinda Clarke   SYNOPSIS - A reclusive music composer decides to reveal his true identity so he can finally gain the recognition he deserves. Consequences be damned.
97 - Drama / A photo shoot / A composer #5 - ''Composure'' by Rachael  Renzi   SYNOPSIS - A photographer and an artist meet a composer in the park. It’s not a comedy so there’s no punchline.
97 - Drama / A photo shoot / A composer #HM - ''One'' by Theydon Crudge   SYNOPSIS - A young journalist attempts to interview and photograph an old, irritable composer and Holocaust survivor. Due to her unprofessionalism, she is only allowed to ask one question, and take one photo.
97 - Drama / A photo shoot / A composer #HM - ''Out of Tune'' by Libby Mitchell   SYNOPSIS - Molly Henderson took the music business by the tail helping to make Rock Magazine the third largest music magazine in the country.  What she didn’t count on was a composer who changed her view on what success was actually all about.
97 - Drama / A photo shoot / A composer #HM - ''The Toll of Tradition'' by Krystina Whitten   SYNOPSIS - After experiencing the Arrangement as a young woman, Lorene is a dutiful wife and mother to her own daughter, Kiara. It is now Kiara’s turn to be Arranged, but she’s resistant to follow tradition.
98 - Sci-Fi / A crime of passion / A fisherman #1 - ''The Forgotten Fisherman of the Kuiper Belt'' by Daniel Malossi   SYNOPSIS - A convicted murderer is stripped of his fortune and cast adrift to fish the Kuiper Belt. When he finds a massive diamond, he needs to hide it from his jailers or risk losing his only chance to regain his lost life.
98 - Sci-Fi / A crime of passion / A fisherman #2 - ''Some Say The World Will End In Fire'' by Julie Duffy   SYNOPSIS - An asteroid miner, known as a Fisher, and her company-appointed partner are struggling to tap a promising seam of ice, which will allow her to come closer to buying out her debts and going independent again. Their work is interrupted when the partner’s mail order bride arrives.
98 - Sci-Fi / A crime of passion / A fisherman #3 - ''All in the Details'' by Amberlea Cogan   SYNOPSIS - With the aid of a realistic virtual reality experience, a man seeks to rid himself of a piece of his past and carry out the revenge he was never able to do in life.
98 - Sci-Fi / A crime of passion / A fisherman #4 - ''The Fisherman'' by Krystn Powers   SYNOPSIS - When a girl goes missing in the wintry expanses of Antarctica, a small community has to deal with the consequences of a grieving parent.
98 - Sci-Fi / A crime of passion / A fisherman #5 - ''Dies Irae'' by Karoline Strickland   SYNOPSIS - Time traveling has burdens for Cassandra Oshiri, Tier 2 Seeker, and for a young man whose outburst has destroyed a life.
98 - Sci-Fi / A crime of passion / A fisherman #HM - ''Counting Stars'' by Carrie Scott   SYNOPSIS - A quick trip to Barcelona brings back more than tchotchkes. One woman’s discovery leads to an unexpected outcome that changes lives.
98 - Sci-Fi / A crime of passion / A fisherman #HM - ''Plasticaemia'' by Kristin Vlasto   SYNOPSIS - Plastics have made their way into every vein and artery of the world, including into the human body. Can a bucket of microorganisms clean things up?
98 - Sci-Fi / A crime of passion / A fisherman #HM - ''Shadows'' by Ken Lieu   SYNOPSIS - A man recounts his memories of an unexpected encounter with his father and a crime lord dealing in illicit goods.
99 - Historical Fiction / Relocation / A prodigy #1 - ''Futures'' by Eileen McAuley   SYNOPSIS - In 1963, a spy takes the morning train from London to see her mother for the last time, before she must defect to the Soviet Union.
99 - Historical Fiction / Relocation / A prodigy #2 - ''Southern Cross'' by Muireann OCallaghan   SYNOPSIS - A British woman and her son, a prodigy chess player, travel on an ocean liner in 1939, fleeing a looming wartime in France for a new life in South Africa.
99 - Historical Fiction / Relocation / A prodigy #3 - ''To Run'' by Seth Diewold   SYNOPSIS - To Run is a story about Frank, an aspiring young African American baseball player, and his quest to play in the Negro Leagues.
99 - Historical Fiction / Relocation / A prodigy #4 - ''The Road's Toll'' by Ashley Evans   SYNOPSIS - Ana and her family decide to leave Ohio and travel the Oregon Trail looking for a better life.  But at what cost?
99 - Historical Fiction / Relocation / A prodigy #5 - ''Apples and Pears'' by Quintin Langley-Coleman   SYNOPSIS - In WWII Britain, an artist discovers an evacuee child with an incredible skill.
99 - Historical Fiction / Relocation / A prodigy #HM - ''Step One'' by Danielle Bodnar   SYNOPSIS - In the 1920s, a former dancer permanently injured after an accident is struggling to start a new life in Paris. One night out, she comes across an unexpected opportunity.
99 - Historical Fiction / Relocation / A prodigy #HM - ''Young Hands, Old Game'' by Melina Meador   SYNOPSIS - A young Swedish immigrant tells the story of her friend’s efforts to build a new life in the logging town of Hoquiam, Washington, using his unique skill at cards to make friends.
99 - Historical Fiction / Relocation / A prodigy #HM - ''To Villages We Go'' by Becca Yu   SYNOPSIS - During the Cultural Revolution, the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside Movement declared that millions of urban youth were to be sent to rural areas for reeducation through labor. In 1968 Shanghai, 16-year-old Feng Hua prepares to leave home for northern China.
100 - Comedy / Fundraising / A copycat #1 - ''Operation Wilderness'' by Joel Deeter   SYNOPSIS - Two girls spend a summer day selling cookies door to door. The only problem is, they aren’t Girl Scouts.
100 - Comedy / Fundraising / A copycat #2 - ''Purrfect Revenge'' by Catherine Brown   SYNOPSIS - A designer who sells her bags to raise funds for homeless cats must find a way to outwit the copycat celebrity who steals her designs and save her cat rescue at the same time.
100 - Comedy / Fundraising / A copycat #3 - ''The Chilean Miner'' by Kylie Keogh   SYNOPSIS - SYNOPSIS: It’s Halloween 2010 in Dublin and university student Penn Murphy embarks on a quest to have the best costume at a fundraiser to help the starving children of Africa, but things don’t turn out quite as he planned.
100 - Comedy / Fundraising / A copycat #4 - ''Halloween versus Unicef'' by Alison Cromwell   SYNOPSIS - A tale of how Unicef stole Halloween
100 - Comedy / Fundraising / A copycat #5 - ''Fake It Til You Make It: A Millennial's Tale'' by Leo Meyer   SYNOPSIS - A struggling young writer decides to use a crowdfunding website to help make ends meet, but when his personal plight doesn’t bring in any money he resorts to a more creative approach.
100 - Comedy / Fundraising / A copycat #HM - ''The Good Cause'' by Imogen Harris   SYNOPSIS - Two little girls decide that charity begins at home, especially if you’re best frenemies.
100 - Comedy / Fundraising / A copycat #HM - ''A Fight To Remember'' by Meagan Yielder   SYNOPSIS - Sibling rivalry is the main event at an annual charity dinner.
100 - Comedy / Fundraising / A copycat #HM - ''Portrait of the Horse'' by Amy Sage Webb   SYNOPSIS - During a campus fundraising campaign, an engraving arts professor struggles with the dilemma of producing mainstream art that will appeal to donors, or maintaining his original, darkly violent vision. He finds his answer by copying from the art and outlook of two women, his student and his wife.
101 - Romantic Comedy / A culinary school / A drummer #1 - ''On the Road to Kalamazoo'' by James Townsend   SYNOPSIS - After a hurricane floods the opera house where they have both worked for decades, a percussionist and a wigmaker take a road trip together to have her ruined drums repaired and to enroll him in a culinary school. Along the way they get sidetracked by van trouble, food festivals, flirtatious waitresses, and the nervous rekindling of something they both thought long forgotten.
101 - Romantic Comedy / A culinary school / A drummer #2 - ''Napless in New York'' by Cary Epstein   SYNOPSIS - In the city that never sleeps, sometimes it's the neighbor's fault.
101 - Romantic Comedy / A culinary school / A drummer #3 - ''Ecole Culinaire'' by Laura  Lawn-Hunt   SYNOPSIS - Sarah fulfils her dream of attending a Parisian culinary school, but the teacher is not who she expected and communicating in French proves to be tricker than she thought.
101 - Romantic Comedy / A culinary school / A drummer #4 - ''Whisk Me Away'' by Daniel Myerson   SYNOPSIS - Damn it, Manny! Ben’s bandmate tricks him into a cooking class to up his game at both dinner and dating – but the chef may make the night worthwhile…
101 - Romantic Comedy / A culinary school / A drummer #5 - ''Crash Course'' by David Lipton   SYNOPSIS - Chef Mallory Burgoyne expects her students to conduct themselves with the strictest discipline. If there’s one thing that has no place in her kitchen, it’s romance.
101 - Romantic Comedy / A culinary school / A drummer #HM - ''Drummer Boy'' by Heather McLeod   SYNOPSIS - During an afternoon class at the Institute of Culinary Excellence one top chef finds herself reeling in the presence of Drummer Boy, an unconventional student whose rhythm completely undermines her culinary abilities.
101 - Romantic Comedy / A culinary school / A drummer #HM - ''Boom, boom, boom.'' by Shea J. Evans   SYNOPSIS - Boom, boom, boom tells the story of fourteen year old Mark, a high school marching band drummer, and his hopeless love for an older saxophonist. Mark signs up to take cooking classes with her, in a bid to be noticed, but an unexpected allergy frustrates his plans.
101 - Romantic Comedy / A culinary school / A drummer #HM - ''A Cold Start'' by Paul LeBrun   SYNOPSIS - They may have come from different backgrounds, but sharing a small space at the Culinary Institute will change both their worlds forever!
102 - Ghost Story / A dinner party / A personal assistant #1 - ''Smack'' by DeeLynn Way   SYNOPSIS - Carson’s beloved cat is killed on the road in front of her family’s farm. For Carson, the tragic event raises devastating questions about life-after-death.
102 - Ghost Story / A dinner party / A personal assistant #2 - ''The Invitation'' by Barbara Martin   SYNOPSIS - An unexpected invitation leads to startling revelations.
102 - Ghost Story / A dinner party / A personal assistant #3 - ''"OK, Google..."'' by Nyssa Rayne   SYNOPSIS - Would you like me to play that on living room TV?
102 - Ghost Story / A dinner party / A personal assistant #4 - ''The Quickening'' by Kathryn van Beek   SYNOPSIS - When she’s offered double her usual hourly rate, pregnant PA Miki agrees to work at a research retreat in a former baby hospital. But when she learns more about the history of the building, Miki fears for the safety of her unborn child.
102 - Ghost Story / A dinner party / A personal assistant #5 - ''The Guest List'' by Angela Teagardner   SYNOPSIS - Violet Morrow talked to ghosts. Even more remarkable, ghosts talked back, and that is how it came to pass that she should be hosting a tea party that evening.
102 - Ghost Story / A dinner party / A personal assistant #HM - ''Sins of the Past'' by Cassaundra Neal   SYNOPSIS - Getting to know your neighbors is not always as simple as it seems.

Sometimes, the things that happened in their past can haunt you forever.
102 - Ghost Story / A dinner party / A personal assistant #HM - ''Millennial Medium'' by Lachlan Zubevich   SYNOPSIS - A personal assistant recounts the night she became a believer in the supernatural.

She also wants you to embrace her vegan lifestyle.
102 - Ghost Story / A dinner party / A personal assistant #HM - ''To the Chairman'' by Amy Eldridge   SYNOPSIS - When a personal assistant is confronted at a company event by none other than her own ghost about the circumstances of her murder, her relationship with the company chairman becomes more than a little bit strained.
103 - Suspense / A secret club / An intern #1 - ''A New Generation'' by Daryl Nash   SYNOPSIS - In search of a more fulfilling job to take advantage of her degree, Rachel accepts an internship with a company that serves as a front for a secret society.
103 - Suspense / A secret club / An intern #2 - ''Unlucky Clover'' by Rachel Kawakami   SYNOPSIS - An eager intern is stalked by a supernatural predator and must make a hard decision if she wants to save herself.
103 - Suspense / A secret club / An intern #3 - ''Rat Poison'' by Jen Wan   SYNOPSIS - A medical intern tries to make sense of a mysterious illness affecting a string of previously healthy young college students
103 - Suspense / A secret club / An intern #4 - ''Up at Five'' by Barbara Lewis   SYNOPSIS - Her internship can make her future. The cockroach has the power to break it.
103 - Suspense / A secret club / An intern #5 - ''35781'' by Jiyeon Kim   SYNOPSIS - On the first day of her internship, Abigail learns a secret of the world’s largest tech company and a dreadful fact about herself.
103 - Suspense / A secret club / An intern #HM - ''A Curated Experience'' by Kim Witbeck   SYNOPSIS - When Ellen invites her best friend to join the Society, an underground organization that thrives on mystery, ritual, and artistic experience, a series of mysterious mishaps forces the question of what’s most important: life, or art?
103 - Suspense / A secret club / An intern #HM - ''LO-TEC'' by Charlie Lowery   SYNOPSIS - Best friends, Larry and Owen, have decided to spend their summer exploring the system of tunnels that lie beneath the surface of their hometown. Long abandoned and forgotten, will the tunnels lead to treasured discoveries or hidden dangers?
103 - Suspense / A secret club / An intern #HM - ''Killing Them'' by Julia Thornton   SYNOPSIS - Three strange, seemingly unrelated deaths in the rehabilitation unit of a state hospital are considered normal. Until a young intern sees an irrefutable common theme: they died for the same reason.
104 - Ghost Story / A first love / A theatre director #1 - ''The Only Fish in the Sea'' by Deb Medsker   SYNOPSIS - A high school drama club is terrorized by the ghost of a fallen classmate.

But what does he want?
104 - Ghost Story / A first love / A theatre director #2 - ''Millenniums'' by E.R. Tucker   SYNOPSIS - In the countdown to Y2K in Manhattan, Brad is young, gay and haunted.
104 - Ghost Story / A first love / A theatre director #3 - ''Ghost Light'' by Courtney Sara Bell   SYNOPSIS - Olivia Paul, accomplished theater director, a woman haunted by her past, must confront the ghost of her first love to find the closure she desperately needs to move forward.
104 - Ghost Story / A first love / A theatre director #4 - ''Return Engagement'' by Berit Kristoffersen   SYNOPSIS - A director's assistant is about to learn the real reason her boss is reluctant to return to a certain theater. It has less to do with the venue than who, or what, has been waiting for him.
104 - Ghost Story / A first love / A theatre director #5 - ''Happy Anniversary'' by Anita Stevens   SYNOPSIS - Warren misses his wife terribly and with their 3-year anniversary coming up he goes out to their secluded cabin to feel close to her. How happy he is when she decides to come back and celebrate it with him.
104 - Ghost Story / A first love / A theatre director #HM - ''Ghostlight'' by Jenn Raison   SYNOPSIS - A theater director wrestles with memories of love and loss
104 - Ghost Story / A first love / A theatre director #HM - ''Eleanor'' by Alaina Triantafilledes   SYNOPSIS - Renowned director Elliot McCoy oversees the production of a show he created to depict young love. During the final rehearsal before opening night, a few minor errors are encountered as the story is told through theatre.
104 - Ghost Story / A first love / A theatre director #HM - ''STAGECRAFT'' by John Schuhr   SYNOPSIS - A theater director learns that his dead love is not quite done writing vengeful stage plays.
105 - Sci-Fi / Delicious / An ex-wife #1 - ''Tethered'' by Maxine Taylor   SYNOPSIS - Far from Earth, a man relives his memories to keep his senses anchored. But the past can be a painful lifeline to hang on to.
105 - Sci-Fi / Delicious / An ex-wife #2 - ''Tomatoes'' by Aileen Doyle   SYNOPSIS - In a future world, where most of the Earth’s crops have been wiped out, a food scientist struggles to recreate the tomato.
105 - Sci-Fi / Delicious / An ex-wife #3 - ''Evelyn'' by LP Hernandez   SYNOPSIS - Jack had not seen his ex-wife in years, but now she stands at the precipice of power.  Long forgotten memories return to him, and he wonders what it all means.
105 - Sci-Fi / Delicious / An ex-wife #4 - ''Back to the Garden'' by Kayla Knaack   SYNOPSIS - For most of its citizens, Biotopia lives up to its motto as a “sanctuary of happiness,” but for residents at the Aide Home, it falls short of the goal. When someone they love is in danger, a set of unlikely, misfit friends strive to fight against the misguided values of this new world and end up breaking out.
105 - Sci-Fi / Delicious / An ex-wife #5 - ''Expiration Date'' by E.J. Benson   SYNOPSIS - An inventor realizes he has sacrificed the sweetest things in life. But does he have time to make things right again?
105 - Sci-Fi / Delicious / An ex-wife #HM - ''The Fitness Test'' by Hillary A Watt   SYNOPSIS - An alien species judges humans based on a test that our hero finds disgusting.
105 - Sci-Fi / Delicious / An ex-wife #HM - ''Selucreh Tango'' by Marie MacMillan   SYNOPSIS - An ex-couple reunites only to fight over who will double-cross who first—in space, after a heist, over alien cuisine.
105 - Sci-Fi / Delicious / An ex-wife #HM - ''THE X-WIFE'' by Omogen Squires   SYNOPSIS - Sometime in the distant future: Darling becomes an X-Wife. After being replaced by a Y-Model, she rebuilds her life by opening her own T-Shop, ‘Delicious’ with a novel array of beverages on offer.
106 - Fairy Tale / Superhuman / A cheesemaker #1 - ''The Cheesemonger and the Trolls'' by Colin Walsh   SYNOPSIS - Last week, a cheesemonger from Brooklyn was kidnapped by trolls.
106 - Fairy Tale / Superhuman / A cheesemaker #2 - ''Cheese-Head'' by Sarah Jensen   SYNOPSIS - A witch decides to replace her philandering husband with a bigger, stronger, more obedient husband made of cheese. But cheese husbands aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, either.
106 - Fairy Tale / Superhuman / A cheesemaker #3 - ''The Stranger'' by Angela Box   SYNOPSIS - A stranger blesses a struggling family.
106 - Fairy Tale / Superhuman / A cheesemaker #4 - ''The Nightbird'' by MacKenzie Outlund   SYNOPSIS - A grieving bespoke tailor, a mother who sacrifices her power of speech for her son’s undying happiness, and an orphaned cheesemaker. This fairy tale teaches that both joy and sorrow make us who we are.
106 - Fairy Tale / Superhuman / A cheesemaker #5 - ''The Cheese'' by Wael Abdelgawad   SYNOPSIS - Tania is fifteen years old, blind, an apprentice cheesemaker, and living in exile and hiding from her homeland. When her master falls ill, she resolves to do her utmost to deliver a huge order of cheese to the king.
106 - Fairy Tale / Superhuman / A cheesemaker #HM - ''Princess George, Cheesemaker Extraordinaire and Knight of the Order of St. George'' by Teresa Breyer   SYNOPSIS - Princess George is your average princess who happens to make the coveted golden goat cheese, the finest in all of the kingdoms. She’s also a knight who guards the treasures from thieves, giants, and maybe, with a little luck, The Legendary Blue Dragon.
106 - Fairy Tale / Superhuman / A cheesemaker #HM - ''The Baron's Boast'' by Kali Goodenough   SYNOPSIS - A pretentious baron incurs the king’s wrath when he declares that his son can make a better cheese than the king’s favorite. Will the baron’s son redeem his father, or will he fall prey to his own boastful ways?
106 - Fairy Tale / Superhuman / A cheesemaker #HM - ''Final Letter to Customers'' by Julia Ismael   SYNOPSIS - A cheesemaker by family trade, a grieving woman finds needed refuge in a fantastical world. In her final letter to her pen pal customers, she shares a secret before returning to her human world.
107 - Suspense / Summer camp / A doll maker #1 - ''Vern'' by Sarah Brooks   SYNOPSIS - Someone is playing pranks on the compassionate 84-year-old instructor who teaches kids how to make marionettes at Camp Heritage
107 - Suspense / Summer camp / A doll maker #2 - ''The Buzzkill'' by Claire Pfarr   SYNOPSIS - A summer day turns potentially deadly for Paul and his cousin, Ted. Will their family’s legacy be their only hope for survival?
107 - Suspense / Summer camp / A doll maker #3 - ''House Number 4.docx.'' by Kayle Scott   SYNOPSIS - Deputy Marianne Keely is trying to solve a three-year long mystery. Her self-worth and the lives of a young girl depend on it.
107 - Suspense / Summer camp / A doll maker #4 - ''No Strings Attached'' by Kate Early   SYNOPSIS - A lonely boy seeks to satisfy his curiosity about a lakeside summer camp, despite his mother’s warnings.
107 - Suspense / Summer camp / A doll maker #5 - ''Mount Trepidation'' by Caileen Cachia   SYNOPSIS - A boy at summer camp decides to take a risk and use his real name in spite of his Aunt’s paranoia about remaining anonymous.
107 - Suspense / Summer camp / A doll maker #HM - ''By the Lake'' by Brandon Ferretti   SYNOPSIS - Camp this year brings Marcel deep into the woods where romance and mystery confront a teenager searching for himself.
107 - Suspense / Summer camp / A doll maker #HM - ''Porcelain Bones'' by Cayleigh Hearth   SYNOPSIS - Clay, the head of the ever joyous Camp Oslaf, loves his campers and his hobby, doll-making. Too bad dolls are so fragile.
107 - Suspense / Summer camp / A doll maker #HM - ''LEFT SIDE OF THE LAKE'' by Chelsea Newman   SYNOPSIS - After an extremist group takes control of what’s left of the country, a surviving group finds refuge in an abandoned summer camp in upstate New York.
108 - Action/Adventure / A secret mission / A bank manager #1 - ''Tertullian's Law'' by Tia Levings   SYNOPSIS - Maggie is an expectant mother in a state that grants personhood at conception, and protects the child's rights over those of their mother.
108 - Action/Adventure / A secret mission / A bank manager #2 - ''Escape Room'' by Kathryn Smith   SYNOPSIS - Michael’s life could not be more mundane. So when he is given the chance to break free, he can’t help but take it...
108 - Action/Adventure / A secret mission / A bank manager #3 - ''The Extinction Clause'' by Tricia Hagerty   SYNOPSIS - After an asteroid storm nearly wipes out the human race, young fertile women are forced to repopulate the Earth.  Whether they want to or not.
108 - Action/Adventure / A secret mission / A bank manager #4 - ''Shambhala Financials: Protecting Your Treasures Since 1983'' by Elijah Schutz-Ramon   SYNOPSIS - A bank manager trains her new assistant in the secret and mystical dealings of her bank.
108 - Action/Adventure / A secret mission / A bank manager #5 - ''What's One Dagger, Another Dagger Shot'' by Kaelyn Dunnell   SYNOPSIS - Rihanna Brigs and her fellow comrades gather to map out an upcoming robbery, when a sudden interruption separates partnership from relationship.
108 - Action/Adventure / A secret mission / A bank manager #HM - ''Different Battles'' by Richard Mealey   SYNOPSIS - In Nazi-occupied France, three American soldiers are on a crucial mission behind enemy lines. Their only ally is a French civilian who does not act like he is at war.
108 - Action/Adventure / A secret mission / A bank manager #HM - ''The Greatest Adventure Yet'' by Heather Montgomery   SYNOPSIS - What happens when a buttoned-up bank                                                 manager has maybe the worst first day she could                                                              have? Bankers used to know Jesse James was a danger,                                                             but who are today’s bank robbers and what are they after?
108 - Action/Adventure / A secret mission / A bank manager #HM - ''Between Salvation and Sacrifice'' by Valerie McDaniel   SYNOPSIS - One year after an alien race invaded the earth and destroyed three quarters of the world’s population with a deadly virus, Keira Parker no longer focuses on numbers and finance but rather survival in a world that seemingly has no hope.  With the arrival of another alien race, comes a strange and intriguing Alien Warlord with the possibility of a cure and a future for humanity, but at what personal cost to Keira?
109 - Thriller / A live broadcast / A drug addict #1 - ''Retribution of Bliss'' by Andromeda Kosova   SYNOPSIS - Maya must choose between bliss or freedom. Or maybe it already chose her.
109 - Thriller / A live broadcast / A drug addict #2 - ''Newsworthy.'' by Regan Puckett   SYNOPSIS - In the aftermath of it all, we’re always left to wonder - who could’ve seen the signs? The answer becomes clearer each time we ask the question: only those who bothered to look before it became the next headline.
109 - Thriller / A live broadcast / A drug addict #3 - ''Ordinary Day'' by Kelly Fisk   SYNOPSIS - A video store employee finds herself caught up in a real-live thriller when danger walks through the door.
109 - Thriller / A live broadcast / A drug addict #4 - ''The Wrong Trailer'' by Joanna McBride   SYNOPSIS - A young waitress decides to stop in and visit an old friend on her way home from work and ends up wandering in to the wrong trailer.
109 - Thriller / A live broadcast / A drug addict #5 - ''Lacy Graves'' by Allison Quiller   SYNOPSIS - A toxic relationship between mother and daughter dissolves into terror on the national stage.
109 - Thriller / A live broadcast / A drug addict #HM - ''Murmur'' by Courtney Evans   SYNOPSIS - The meth addict, Philip, awakes to find himself cuffed to a bed as a radio broadcast offers him a chance to get clean.
109 - Thriller / A live broadcast / A drug addict #HM - ''Beatings'' by Stephen Lynch   SYNOPSIS - A debt collecting stand over man is waiting to catch a drug addict who owes his boss some money.
109 - Thriller / A live broadcast / A drug addict #HM - ''Empty Chairs'' by Nathan James   SYNOPSIS - Foster is living clean until he falls for a fellow addict who is intent on taking his sobriety away.
110 - Romantic Comedy / Incompatible / A nutritionist #1 - ''Go Time'' by Sherry Gross   SYNOPSIS - Ovulation is pure science until love, a set of twins, a telemarketer, and an uptight nutritionist with food poisoning get involved.
110 - Romantic Comedy / Incompatible / A nutritionist #2 - ''Wedding No. 5'' by Lisa Short   SYNOPSIS - After which Emily resolves to never attend another wedding, maybe not even her own.
110 - Romantic Comedy / Incompatible / A nutritionist #3 - ''Nutritional Values'' by Jordan M. Gustine   SYNOPSIS - A nutritionist's blind date has unforeseen results
110 - Romantic Comedy / Incompatible / A nutritionist #4 - ''From Cynic to Soulmate'' by Erin Gunti   SYNOPSIS - When true-love-obsessed Scarlett lets signs from the universe lead her to her soulmate, she unexpectedly finds romance with her love-cynic neighbor, Nick.
110 - Romantic Comedy / Incompatible / A nutritionist #5 - ''Unintentional Consequences'' by Regina Campbell   SYNOPSIS - A protester finds himself wrestling with an attraction to an incompatible mate, who is a nutritionist that runs the barricades at his demonstration in order to deliver her meals to her customers.
110 - Romantic Comedy / Incompatible / A nutritionist #HM - ''A Little Divine Intervention'' by Morgan Dean   SYNOPSIS - Beyond frustrated with Coincidence’s devil-may-care approach to his job, Fate challenges him to watch over newborn Valerie Kieran with her—whoever’s methods prove most effective in charting the course of the girl’s life, must concede their duties to the other. From pranks and trickery, to predictions and happenstance, the two may just need each other more than they ever thought possible.
110 - Romantic Comedy / Incompatible / A nutritionist #HM - ''Line Dance'' by Kyle Cohen   SYNOPSIS - Two young adults encounter relationships, memories, and their own future.
110 - Romantic Comedy / Incompatible / A nutritionist #HM - ''A kind of knowing'' by Juliette Hughes Norwood   SYNOPSIS - Jessie is a highly professional ICU specialist nurse, but that means little to her mother, who only wants her to be thin when she marries Marcus in six weeks. Can Jonathan the nutritionist help a woman who has trouble fitting in with her family, let alone a designer wedding dress?
111 - Fantasy / A blood feud / A bartender #1 - ''Recompense'' by Rachel Logsdon   SYNOPSIS - Two lovers, who seek to end a generations long blood-feud between their Viking clans, learn what truly started the feud, and the kind of payback that is required to settle it.
111 - Fantasy / A blood feud / A bartender #2 - ''The Plucked Duck'' by sharita russell   SYNOPSIS - A man walks into a tavern with a pouch full of coins - a wer-gild to end the blood feud between two Barons.  The bartender asks why he's risking his life, what's in it for him?
111 - Fantasy / A blood feud / A bartender #3 - ''At the Edge of Land and Sky'' by C. J. Holmes   SYNOPSIS - Tired warriors enjoy a time of communion on the eve of battle, sharing food, drink, and stories before tracking down a hated enemy.
111 - Fantasy / A blood feud / A bartender #4 - ''Quinceañera'' by Cristina Salinas Lynch   SYNOPSIS - It’s the day of Gabriela Cruz’s quinceañera, a tradition in Mexican families to celebrate a young woman’s coming of age, and the day Gabriela’s witching powers are to present themselves. But a rival coven is ready to settle the score and take down the Cruz family once and for all.
111 - Fantasy / A blood feud / A bartender #5 - ''Countless Cost'' by Ben Zahn   SYNOPSIS - After Tal’s father is executed for attempting to murder the man responsible for his daughter’s death, Tal seeks out a man he believes can help him settle the score and avenge his father and sister. But he does not yet fully understand the price of his actions.
111 - Fantasy / A blood feud / A bartender #HM - ''The renaming of Rachael'' by Bruce Thomas   SYNOPSIS - A blood feud between vampires must be settled in place called wrong.
111 - Fantasy / A blood feud / A bartender #HM - ''The Golden Griffin'' by Michael Cardini   SYNOPSIS - Griff is a regular local tavern owner when an unexpected visitor thrusts him in the middle of a millennium long blood feud.  Magical intervention is his ally and he tries to help end the carnage once and for all.
111 - Fantasy / A blood feud / A bartender #HM - ''The Fatality Pub'' by Jerome Newsome   SYNOPSIS - Israel is told by one of the queen's knights he has a month to stop the feud between the Dowtins and Stiths before his pub is shutdown. Despite believing it is not his business, he must resolve the issue because the poor of  Section One will starve without his donations. In order to save the pub, Israel must confront his traumas and get passed them.
112 - Spy / Mountain climbing / A reporter #1 - ''Ten Elicitations'' by Jeanine Skowronski   SYNOPSIS - One spy. 48 hours. It’s funny the stuff that pops into your head when you’re hanging upside-down.
112 - Spy / Mountain climbing / A reporter #2 - ''Chimney Rock'' by Arthur Ballard   SYNOPSIS - Clayton Grey, an agent for MI6, hunts rogue agent Albert Craven atop Chimney Rock in the mountains of North Carolina.
112 - Spy / Mountain climbing / A reporter #3 - ''Signals'' by Meidi Tönisson   SYNOPSIS - A North Korean government spy and informer, deep undercover as a beloved TV reporter, is sent on a mission to Mount Paektu under the pretense of filming a feel-good story about the centennial anniversary of the birth of Kim Jong-Il. His real mission is to gather information on another member of the expedition, who is suspected by his superiors to be an American agent.
112 - Spy / Mountain climbing / A reporter #4 - ''Thin Air'' by Miranda Novash   SYNOPSIS - A famous reporter and industrial spy finds out she’s been double-crossed on her mission to steal a formula from a research facility in the Alps. She attempts to get the formula anyway and to figure out who double-crossed her.
112 - Spy / Mountain climbing / A reporter #5 - ''Blood in the Snow'' by E.J. Arundel   SYNOPSIS - A reporter meets a mysterious man and finds herself entangled

in a web of international espionage.
112 - Spy / Mountain climbing / A reporter #HM - ''CN2'' by Joanna L.M. Folger   SYNOPSIS - Someone is spying on a Silicon Valley artificial intelligence firm, and the stakes could not be higher.
112 - Spy / Mountain climbing / A reporter #HM - ''The Molehill'' by Russell Gray   SYNOPSIS - A spy learns that missions don't always go according to plan and all metaphors are good if you are willing to entertain them.
112 - Spy / Mountain climbing / A reporter #HM - ''A Weighted Climb'' by Sophie Scrivener   SYNOPSIS - A retired spy tells his story to a young reporter.
113 - Thriller / A confession / A restaurant critic #1 - ''The Hand That Feeds'' by Melissa Stewart   SYNOPSIS - A restaurant critic must choose between ruin or redemption as a bitter chef seeks justice.
113 - Thriller / A confession / A restaurant critic #2 - ''LETTERS FOR THE CONFESSIONAL'' by Linda Gottlieb   SYNOPSIS - Two men have appointments in New York City.
113 - Thriller / A confession / A restaurant critic #3 - ''The Hare in the Dish'' by Jared Cappel   SYNOPSIS - An undercover food critic fears he’s been exposed to the staff of the bistro preparing his meal.
113 - Thriller / A confession / A restaurant critic #4 - ''Monday'' by Evelyn Birdsall   SYNOPSIS - Mondays at the preschool are expected to be hard, but it gets even harder when one of the children goes missing. What will they tell her mother?
113 - Thriller / A confession / A restaurant critic #5 - ''Everyone's a Critic'' by Greg Sisco   SYNOPSIS - A restaurant owner who can't handle criticism confesses a lifetime of revenge to a priest.
113 - Thriller / A confession / A restaurant critic #HM - ''The Fall of Harry Reed'' by Emma Preston   SYNOPSIS - Harry Reed, a restaurant critic with a poison pen, discovers just how serious his enemies are when they kidnap his estranged daughter.
113 - Thriller / A confession / A restaurant critic #HM - ''Forked'' by Faye Upton   SYNOPSIS - When an embittered food critic turns homicidal, a Michelin-starred chef must use everything she knows – and a few things she doesn’t – to outwit him.
113 - Thriller / A confession / A restaurant critic #HM - ''Head on a Platter'' by diane K stephenson   SYNOPSIS - A restaurant critic collapses in a restaurant. In a post-operative haze the critic perceives but cannot distinguish who or what the danger is.
114 - Romance / Imperfection / A busser #1 - ''A Beautiful Thing'' by Maggie Innes   SYNOPSIS - Dora's Plan was pure precision.  Then Anthony got in the way
114 - Romance / Imperfection / A busser #2 - ''Trigger'' by Anne McGovern   SYNOPSIS - Mrs. Rothschild brings her husband to the same restaurant every week to trigger his memory.
114 - Romance / Imperfection / A busser #3 - ''Wire-Cross'd Lovers'' by Jenny Skene   SYNOPSIS - A 93 year old woman, deeply in love, has only 12 hours to convince her love to return her feelings. In doing so, she may change the world.
114 - Romance / Imperfection / A busser #4 - ''The Short Bus'' by Eugenie Pusenjak   SYNOPSIS - “Bussers suck!”



When Sean O’Brien takes a job as Special Ed bus driver, he has to navigate the cruel taunts of the Snyder twins, and his growing feelings towards Lindsay, the mother of one of his young passengers.
114 - Romance / Imperfection / A busser #5 - ''Entreé to Love'' by Kelly Sinoski   SYNOPSIS - Bussing tables in a busy restaurant leads to an imperfect proposal. It will take a shining token of undying love to clean up the mess at Table 7.
114 - Romance / Imperfection / A busser #HM - ''Paper Cuts'' by Rananda Rich   SYNOPSIS - When Alice secretly tries to help a dishevelled but brilliant Grayson to bring an important project to fruition it backfires horribly. Is it too late for him to make amends and will Grayson be able to bring his work to life without her?
114 - Romance / Imperfection / A busser #HM - ''Day and Night'' by Cameron Haworth   SYNOPSIS - Yuna’s two worlds are like day and night. When Marsh wanders back into her life, will she carry on her double-identity, or risk it all for him?
114 - Romance / Imperfection / A busser #HM - ''Broken Same'' by Leslie Walls   SYNOPSIS - A troubled busser has a seemingly one-sided romance with a dark and mysterious regular at the iconic restaurant at which he works.
115 - Romance / Life insurance / An eye doctor #1 - ''Hindsight'' by Tasha Stewart   SYNOPSIS - An optometrist in his late thirties finds himself drawn to a new client. Will ethics or bravery win out?
115 - Romance / Life insurance / An eye doctor #2 - ''Unconventional'' by L.N. Montgomery Moore   SYNOPSIS - Elsie meets a new man who isn’t as new as she believes.
115 - Romance / Life insurance / An eye doctor #3 - ''Raisins and Dates'' by Adria Orenstein   SYNOPSIS - After learning her cat needs an expensive operation, a woman resorts to desperate measures to save her pet.
115 - Romance / Life insurance / An eye doctor #4 - ''The Trouble with Tontines'' by Preston Leyton Nelson   SYNOPSIS - The final two members of a decades-old tontine wind up in the same nursing home. Could it be fate?
115 - Romance / Life insurance / An eye doctor #5 - ''One Foot Over The Threshold'' by Stephen Neal   SYNOPSIS - A husband avoids his wife and their failing marriage for a tryst with his neighbor.
115 - Romance / Life insurance / An eye doctor #HM - ''The Battle of Death and Darkness'' by Arielle Friedman   SYNOPSIS - Gordon is an insurance salesman who likes alternative medicine. He meets Emily, an optometrist, at a party. They get to know each other, but their conflicting beliefs lead to mounting conflict.
115 - Romance / Life insurance / An eye doctor #HM - ''Whole Life'' by Ben Sack   SYNOPSIS - Hyper-realistic life insurance ads aren’t helping with Rani’s anxiety about her pregnancy, but an encounter with a handsome stranger might do the trick.
115 - Romance / Life insurance / An eye doctor #HM - ''Madame Mengele's Menagerie'' by Jaimie Smith-Windsor   SYNOPSIS - An administrative assistant for the Department of Hereditary Variation sets out to locate a maternal candidate for her missing signature on a prenatal life insurance policy. When his search takes an unorthodox swerve, Declan must come to terms with his only truly unfixable condition: love.
116 - Fantasy / A picnic / A single mother #1 - ''The Oracle of the Earth-Father'' by Geoff Gore   SYNOPSIS - A single mother struggles to raise her child alone, a child who hides an ancient secret. As she prepares for the village’s annual celebration of the Calling of each Yearling child, will his real destiny be revealed?
116 - Fantasy / A picnic / A single mother #2 - ''Fuck With the 'Corn You Get the Horn'' by Eric Cameron Gee   SYNOPSIS - Sunshine the unicorn, in order to rescue her daughter’s heart from her ex-husband, the duplicitous Stardust, goes on a quest to the Land of Jubilee to find a magic apple.
116 - Fantasy / A picnic / A single mother #3 - ''Drawing Conclusions'' by Megan Whitmer   SYNOPSIS - A fairy is consumed by thoughts of her daughter while imprisoned by a sorcerer whose drawings come to life.
116 - Fantasy / A picnic / A single mother #4 - ''The Impossible Guests'' by Nicholas Rogen   SYNOPSIS - Maria, a single mother with an incredible power to travel to different worlds, tries to cheer up her son, Kaiden, with a unique backyard picnic. As the picnic progresses and the guests themselves become increasingly surreal, Maria begins to realize that the only person to truly make her son happy lives in the past they had left behind.
116 - Fantasy / A picnic / A single mother #5 - ''The Siren'' by Andrew Isabella Coles   SYNOPSIS - A single mother has a picnic with her young children by the ocean. During this, she reflects on the events of the past few years.
116 - Fantasy / A picnic / A single mother #HM - ''Uphill Battle'' by Cameron Malcher   SYNOPSIS - In the face of overwhelming opposition, a warrior seeks justice from her gods.
116 - Fantasy / A picnic / A single mother #HM - ''The Stone Fairy'' by Daisy C Rosenstock   SYNOPSIS - Two childhood friends discover a dying fairy and her child.
116 - Fantasy / A picnic / A single mother #HM - ''A WITCH'S PICNIC'' by Amber Slaybaugh   SYNOPSIS - Amidst accusations, lies, and suspicions, a young mother takes her children to picnic in the mysterious north woods.
117 - Fantasy / A transformation / A vegetarian #1 - ''The Quest for Mount Fiornlan; or, I Team Up with a Crazy Knight in Order to Undo My Curse'' by Virginia Liscinsky   SYNOPSIS - This is the story of a knight on a quest to fulfill a prophecy, aided by a pig.  I'm the pig.
117 - Fantasy / A transformation / A vegetarian #2 - ''The Shape of Compassion'' by Erik Gonzales-Kramer   SYNOPSIS - A dragon descends from a higher plane, devouring all earthly creatures. Only the Shapeless One, a kind-hearted spirit, stands in his way – how much must he sacrifice to save his world from destruction?
117 - Fantasy / A transformation / A vegetarian #3 - ''You Are What You Eat'' by Máté Bors   SYNOPSIS - Food is life. Or is it?
117 - Fantasy / A transformation / A vegetarian #4 - ''On Swift and Terrible Paws'' by Jamil Hall   SYNOPSIS - In an ancient and distant land, Yngvild, a widowed potter, has been punished by the gods for her insolence, and suspects that the village priest has more on his mind than pious attention. Wracked by a terrible curse, she must decide if she is willing to endure the repercussions of acting, when all paths seem to end in blood.
117 - Fantasy / A transformation / A vegetarian #5 - ''The Gift'' by P.H. Knowles   SYNOPSIS - In which a man leading an uninspiring life changes the world.
117 - Fantasy / A transformation / A vegetarian #HM - ''The Dragon-Hearted Goat'' by J. A. Gilgan   SYNOPSIS - When their farm animals begin disappearing, a coven of vegetarian witches cast a spell to find the thief.
117 - Fantasy / A transformation / A vegetarian #HM - ''Wellingsisle'' by Richard Leis   SYNOPSIS - A fisherwoman on an isle where small families each have a specific job to do learns the truth about her missing parents during a mysterious ceremony where she must confront the isle’s powerful leader or be forced to participate in the same cycle of exploitation that has been going on for generations.
117 - Fantasy / A transformation / A vegetarian #HM - ''Keepers of the Guardians'' by Kim Horwood   SYNOPSIS - A coming of age story, about Slait Bliss who sees Guardian Angels and learns of the power of love.
118 - Suspense / Fragile / A motorcyclist #1 - ''The Delivery'' by Scott Anderberg   SYNOPSIS - A woman rides through a lonely dessert to redeem the shame and pain of her life by delivering an important message at the end of her journey.
118 - Suspense / Fragile / A motorcyclist #2 - ''The Raven's Meaure'' by Sara-Summer Oliphant   SYNOPSIS - Abe and Becca try to maintain the fragile balances of health, sanity and survival in a world of desperation.
118 - Suspense / Fragile / A motorcyclist #3 - ''Observation'' by Michelle Wauchope   SYNOPSIS - There are six beds in the Allergy Testing Ward. Five patients think the only danger is from their allergens – one knows otherwise.
118 - Suspense / Fragile / A motorcyclist #4 - ''On Our Way, Louise!'' by Anne Stubert   SYNOPSIS - An anxious woman traveling by bus to an estranged cousin’s wedding finds an unexpected companion who forces her to face a devastating reality.
118 - Suspense / Fragile / A motorcyclist #5 - ''Crimes of Passion'' by Christina Seery   SYNOPSIS - A new mother does everything she can to protect a daughter.
118 - Suspense / Fragile / A motorcyclist #HM - ''The Last Work'' by Corrine Engelgau   SYNOPSIS - A package changes two lives.
118 - Suspense / Fragile / A motorcyclist #HM - ''China-Boy'' by Shaelyn Poteet   SYNOPSIS - After a psychotic ex-girlfriend resurfaces, a young man desperately tries to save himself and the man he loves.
118 - Suspense / Fragile / A motorcyclist #HM - ''A drug called Clozapine.'' by Britney Pilling   SYNOPSIS - When a man finds his friend in a drug-store bust he has to act fast to save his friend, and himself.
119 - Crime Caper / A blood-drive / A bike messenger #1 - ''Sanguinity'' by Elizabeth Allen   SYNOPSIS - A young artist and her friend conspire to steal artwork from a Washington, D.C. law office. It’s not a pretty picture…
119 - Crime Caper / A blood-drive / A bike messenger #2 - ''Mythtaken'' by Chrissie Rohrman   SYNOPSIS - His plan came to an abrupt end once he entered the gymnasium. Because vampirism didn’t come with super-strength, sparkly skin, perfect eyesight, or a preternatural abundance of forethought.
119 - Crime Caper / A blood-drive / A bike messenger #3 - ''Golden Blood'' by Margot Spronk   SYNOPSIS - Tom and Amy’s fundraising for an international blood drive arouses the suspicions of an avaricious bike messenger.
119 - Crime Caper / A blood-drive / A bike messenger #4 - ''Blood Banking'' by Sean Golden   SYNOPSIS - A team of misfits pulls off an unconventional theft to win some prize money and exact revenge.
119 - Crime Caper / A blood-drive / A bike messenger #5 - ''The Catsharks'' by Shelby Van Pelt   SYNOPSIS - Gemma is a little shark with big dreams - and big plans to break free, along with her siblings, from the sideshow aquarium in the dingy boardwalk arcade that's always been home. But when an unplanned encounter with spilled blood turns the rest of her crew mad, will she hang on to her wits, or will she succumb to her senses and have just one little taste?
119 - Crime Caper / A blood-drive / A bike messenger #HM - ''One Hell of a Score'' by Demmarie Boreland   SYNOPSIS - A Pop star’s desperate need to fix her public image leads her to a blood-drive, and it leads Vinney’s crew to the best score of their lives.
119 - Crime Caper / A blood-drive / A bike messenger #HM - ''The Selective Conscience'' by Fiona Young   SYNOPSIS - Karim is the self-proclaimed village pilferer. But he is also capable of giving, sometimes.
119 - Crime Caper / A blood-drive / A bike messenger #HM - ''Summer Ride'' by PAUL McLaughlin   SYNOPSIS - In summer the charismatic bike messenger passes the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland every afternoon. The Custom Officer’s that patrol the border are almost certain he’s smuggling something, they just don’t know what.
120 - Fairy Tale / Wanderlust / A healer #1 - ''The Cure'' by Clare Hawkins   SYNOPSIS - A childless queen, following the advice of a healer, finds herself pregnant with a son who, as he grows, is driven by a powerful urge to roam. When the prince’s duty conflicts with his compulsion, his cure takes him away for ever.
120 - Fairy Tale / Wanderlust / A healer #2 - ''Changeling'' by Ellie Clitheroe   SYNOPSIS - When a young boy is sent to juvenile detention, he may be able to escape his fate with the help of new friends, and his own heritage.
120 - Fairy Tale / Wanderlust / A healer #3 - ''A Wandering Hope'' by Natasha Kirmse   SYNOPSIS - When her kingdom falls ill, a young woman heads out into a world she has always longed to explore in search of the one healer who can cure them all.
120 - Fairy Tale / Wanderlust / A healer #4 - ''The Folly of Time'' by M.R. Emmettson   SYNOPSIS - Time heals all wounds, but when Time goes traveling, there are unintended consequences.
120 - Fairy Tale / Wanderlust / A healer #5 - ''Which Doctor?'' by Martin Wu   SYNOPSIS - Homebody Clara is pulled into the magical realm of Highgardia and forced to save the Wicked Witch, while also healing herself in the process.
120 - Fairy Tale / Wanderlust / A healer #HM - ''The Wandering'' by Amy Ward   SYNOPSIS - A girl finds the cure for her wanderlust is more than she bargained for.
120 - Fairy Tale / Wanderlust / A healer #HM - ''PEARL RIVER'' by Spencer Beaumont   SYNOPSIS - Hammond longs to leave his home and travel to faraway lands.  Through magical experiences he discovers what is more important to him.
120 - Fairy Tale / Wanderlust / A healer #HM - ''A Life in Motion'' by Tina M Terry   SYNOPSIS - A wandering hiker roams into a sleepy little town only to discover a part of her life she didn’t know she missed.
121 - Historical Fiction / Poverty / A croupier #1 - ''THINGS WE LOST IN THE WAR'' by Marrie Stone   SYNOPSIS - For Vietnam soldiers, every moment can feel like a gamble, every decision another bet. But when the enemy crosses the line to make the game personal, soldiers must decide again how much they’re willing to lose.
121 - Historical Fiction / Poverty / A croupier #2 - ''The Hafez Misfortune'' by Heidi Noroozy   SYNOPSIS - A young boy sells fortunes in a casino on the Caspian Sea to feed his destitute family.
121 - Historical Fiction / Poverty / A croupier #3 - ''The Hand That's Dealt'' by Paula-Jane Morton   SYNOPSIS - Jean grows up in Paris, hears about the arrival of a foreign princess and lives through years of hope, hunger and loss. He later becomes one of the royal croupiers in Versailles and witnesses the beginning of the French Revolution and the beheading of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.
121 - Historical Fiction / Poverty / A croupier #4 - ''When Perfume Burns'' by Alicia Falcon   SYNOPSIS - A young woman working the mean streets of Chicago has a chance encounter with Al Capone. During their odd friendship, she is sucked into a world of gambling and danger.
121 - Historical Fiction / Poverty / A croupier #5 - ''Three Card Brag'' by James Whittaker   SYNOPSIS - In 18th century Barbados, a young planter is on a losing streak. When he finds himself in a high-stakes card game he must decide how much he is prepared to risk to win back his wealth.
121 - Historical Fiction / Poverty / A croupier #HM - ''Phantom Fortunes'' by Kayla Schoch   SYNOPSIS - After World War I, the slum streets of Birmingham run with unchecked corruption. A gambling den spotlights how its patrons live amongst this febrility.
121 - Historical Fiction / Poverty / A croupier #HM - ''Not Worth Gambling it Away'' by Victoria Millett   SYNOPSIS - A young man who has emigrated from a rural farm area to Chicago, surrounded by fear of the Spanish Flu and faced with the harshness of poverty within his new home, realizes that the “easy” life working as a croupier for a somewhat shady Boss is not for him, after all.
121 - Historical Fiction / Poverty / A croupier #HM - ''Hard Hand'' by Jaclyn Messner   SYNOPSIS - A desperate stranger appears at a blackjack table in 1870, New Mexico.
122 - Action/Adventure / Claustrophobia / A barista #1 - ''No Small Thing'' by Frances Klein   SYNOPSIS - When an early snowfall traps Governor Louise Hardham in a remote ski lodge, she sets out with a lodge employee to provide for those trapped with them. Facing negative temperatures and shifting snows, the two women will encounter even more dangerous circumstances outside the lodge’s walls.
122 - Action/Adventure / Claustrophobia / A barista #2 - ''Pressure'' by Anna Roud   SYNOPSIS - A military veteran’s refuge in an ordinary civilian life is ripped apart when a new terror forces her to face her buried trauma and overcome her worst fears.
122 - Action/Adventure / Claustrophobia / A barista #3 - ''Exit Strategy'' by Maria Maxham   SYNOPSIS - You find yourself in the middle of a catastrophe, the world around you literally falling to pieces. Will you survive?
122 - Action/Adventure / Claustrophobia / A barista #4 - ''An Encore Heard Across History'' by Nathaniel Whelan   SYNOPSIS - Museum curator Amos Abramson was caught stealing a precious Incan artifact from Ernst Haffner, a seedy opera house owner with a taste for ancient relics. As Haffner tries to learn his prisoner’s ulterior motives, Abramson must confront his biggest fear in order for history to be set right.
122 - Action/Adventure / Claustrophobia / A barista #5 - ''The Barista'' by Lucy Myatt   SYNOPSIS - A young woman, kidnapped during a heist, suffers from claustrophobia as she finds herself trapped inside a car trunk.
122 - Action/Adventure / Claustrophobia / A barista #HM - ''Endless Night'' by Janet Sparks   SYNOPSIS - A body, a bag of money, and a gun.
122 - Action/Adventure / Claustrophobia / A barista #HM - ''Capitalism: A Caffeinated Love Story'' by Molly McDonald   SYNOPSIS - Four friends get caught up in an earthquake disaster that shakes up their routine, slacker lives.
122 - Action/Adventure / Claustrophobia / A barista #HM - ''A Flight from Tenebrosity'' by Joshu   SYNOPSIS - Nick, a Boston barista and coffee shop owner, only sees one available direction in life. A chance meeting opens more doors than he thought possible.
123 - Romantic Comedy / Comfort food / An x-ray technician #1 - ''CRASH'' by Kira A. Gold   SYNOPSIS - An accident prone soup cook collides with an X-ray technician in a messy meet-cute.

Contains saucy tomato, lethal lentil and hot chili.
123 - Romantic Comedy / Comfort food / An x-ray technician #2 - ''The Magic of Ice Cream'' by Meghan Robins   SYNOPSIS - Clare is trying to fall in love with David, but when her overindulgence at his family dinner lands her in the hospital with appendicitis, she realizes there is more to life than just comfort food. Or is there?
123 - Romantic Comedy / Comfort food / An x-ray technician #3 - ''Dessertation'' by Alana Drayton   SYNOPSIS - Cassie the introvert has a huge crush on Melanie, a larger-than-life cupcake-maker with a love of sugar and bad puns. After an accident brings the two closer together, Cassie tries overcome her social awkwardness and show her affections in a romantic gesture that really takes the cake.
123 - Romantic Comedy / Comfort food / An x-ray technician #4 - ''Pressed for Time'' by Josh Palange   SYNOPSIS - A premature lunch rush, a broken nose, and an awkward encounter with a new crush makes Tristan Whitaker, a comfort food restauranteur, anything but comfortable.
123 - Romantic Comedy / Comfort food / An x-ray technician #5 - ''The Love Train'' by Leslie Silver   SYNOPSIS - A train tour to the mountains for those who are unlucky with love.
123 - Romantic Comedy / Comfort food / An x-ray technician #HM - ''The Last Greek Myth'' by Megan Jennings Quist   SYNOPSIS - Everyone knows the tale of Hades and Persephone, but not many know the Tale of Aides and May. Discover the last myth of the Greek Gods.
123 - Romantic Comedy / Comfort food / An x-ray technician #HM - ''Punch Nuggets'' by Lesley Dobin   SYNOPSIS - Just when Coco thinks her life is going to zig, it zags and now she has to figure out what she wants to do about it.
123 - Romantic Comedy / Comfort food / An x-ray technician #HM - ''Fish'' by Christopher Purdy   SYNOPSIS - A struggling college graduate seeks romance amid the struggles of dull employment and severely romanticized expectations. Citing his artist’s heart, he turns to the comfort of his favorite food and finds hope in his favorite waitress.
124 - Crime Caper / A circus / A line cook #1 - ''How Much for the Elephant'' by Jamie Dubois   SYNOPSIS - A con man joins the circus and finds a way to escape his enemies and pay off a debt.
124 - Crime Caper / A circus / A line cook #2 - ''Secret'' by Rhonda Misner   SYNOPSIS - A dwarf couple in their last season of a touring circus conspire with the line cook to steal an asset that they hope will lead them to a better life.
124 - Crime Caper / A circus / A line cook #3 - ''Snorky'' by Jeanie Fritzsche   SYNOPSIS - Two inept members of a circus crew try to get rich quick. Their dreams are shattered when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.
124 - Crime Caper / A circus / A line cook #4 - ''Circus Life'' by Grace Mirchandani   SYNOPSIS - Tired of being mistreated, three worn out circus performers devise a way to steal their freedom back and get even with their boss while doing it.
124 - Crime Caper / A circus / A line cook #5 - ''Jacob Brexton’s Circus: A Tale of Restitution'' by Ashton May   SYNOPSIS - When circus mogul Jacob Brexton’s death sparks a media frenzy, professional robber Leda Davies takes the opportunity to rob his fortune before it is divvied up by his family. But this is no normal heist where the conwoman is concerned-- this one is personal.
124 - Crime Caper / A circus / A line cook #HM - ''Stretching the Truth'' by Anne Mobsby   SYNOPSIS - The tale of a talented female who gets herself into tight spots – and cannot always get out again.
124 - Crime Caper / A circus / A line cook #HM - ''The Elephant and the Aristocrat'' by Lucy Guida   SYNOPSIS - Four members of a popular French circus execute a plot to kidnap a beloved celebrity as she attends one of their performances.
124 - Crime Caper / A circus / A line cook #HM - ''Sgt. Blackpool's Wandering Bazaar'' by Amanda Andrews   SYNOPSIS - Charlie Rusco has her eye on the circus ringmaster’s prized jewels, and along with her friend, Lilly, the two hatch a plan to steal it right from under the circus troupe’s collective noses.
125 - Historical Fiction / Redundant / A moneylender #1 - ''Esau's Watch'' by Hayley Irvine   SYNOPSIS - His entire life, Esau has faithfully kept time. But the pace of the world is changing, and Esau may no longer be needed.
125 - Historical Fiction / Redundant / A moneylender #2 - ''Another Exile'' by E. M. Caris   SYNOPSIS - It’s 1290 in medieval England, and King Edward has just expelled all of the Jews. The moneylender Levi and his family are the last ones left in Lincoln, but while planning their departure the discovery of a murdered child forces them to flee immediately.
125 - Historical Fiction / Redundant / A moneylender #3 - ''The Loan Diaries'' by Brutus Richmond   SYNOPSIS - A Vietnam veteran living vicariously through the imagined lives of his fallen comrades reacts creatively to his position in the banking industry becoming redundant.
125 - Historical Fiction / Redundant / A moneylender #4 - ''Limeys Are Not The Only Fruit'' by Ruth Bennett   SYNOPSIS - He lost his job, and lost his ship. Now, captured by pirates, he thinks things may be looking up.
125 - Historical Fiction / Redundant / A moneylender #5 - ''The Scientist's Mind'' by Mario Fasce   SYNOPSIS - A scientist in the Manhattan project overhears a plan to dispose of scientists who know about the atom bomb, prompting him to try and find a way out of Los Alamos. As he does, his body and mind slowly deteriorate, clouding his rational judgment.
125 - Historical Fiction / Redundant / A moneylender #HM - ''South of the River'' by Mary Li   SYNOPSIS - Conner and May, Conner and Maya, Cornett and Amélie, Kan Ni and Ma Ying: their journey through space, time, and love.
125 - Historical Fiction / Redundant / A moneylender #HM - ''The Call'' by Alison Rush   SYNOPSIS - A father takes his twin sons, one of whom is autistic, to watch Secretariat run in the 1973 Belmont Stakes at a local restaurant.
125 - Historical Fiction / Redundant / A moneylender #HM - ''Tiny Pencils'' by Julia Smith   SYNOPSIS - Two men, at different ends of the industrial revolution, try to find their use in a time moving beyond them.
126 - Sci-Fi / Summer school / A forklift operator #1 - ''In an Instant'' by Alexis Goldsmith   SYNOPSIS - An injury that left an astronaut disfigured becomes her window to restoration.
126 - Sci-Fi / Summer school / A forklift operator #2 - ''Social Butterflies'' by Kieran Bunn   SYNOPSIS - Trapped in a reunion for Summer School that she did not want to attend Janet stumbles upon a horrifying discovery.
126 - Sci-Fi / Summer school / A forklift operator #3 - ''Spring Tide'' by Lorne Chambers   SYNOPSIS - A dockworker is haunted by memories of his father, a fisherman who died at sea, along with the mystifying stories he told. Were they just fish tales or did he truly discover a way to communicate with the other side?
126 - Sci-Fi / Summer school / A forklift operator #4 - ''The Resistance.'' by Hannah Connell Moylan   SYNOPSIS - A dockworker, facing a future of unemployment at the hand of his son, finds a new vocation.
126 - Sci-Fi / Summer school / A forklift operator #5 - ''The Old Folks Home'' by Sara J Conkle   SYNOPSIS - Student nurses spend their summer semester learning about caring for the elderly in extended care facilities.
126 - Sci-Fi / Summer school / A forklift operator #HM - ''The Logic of Peace'' by Jason Berkowitz   SYNOPSIS - Adrift in space, a young starship captain searches for a way to save her crew from a seemingly impossible scenario.
126 - Sci-Fi / Summer school / A forklift operator #HM - ''Salt of the Earth'' by Jessica Torres   SYNOPSIS - A summer school teacher in a small town learns a surprising secret about her student and his family’s ranch.
126 - Sci-Fi / Summer school / A forklift operator #HM - ''Joyride'' by Miriam Zellnik   SYNOPSIS - Sent to a summer program for difficult teenagers, Jae runs away with a new friend and discovers that maybe there’s more to the “medicine” in the global water supply than she’s been told.
127 - Fairy Tale / Spontaneity / A gardener #1 - ''The Gnome of the Rose'' by Jonathan Peeples   SYNOPSIS - When a royal gardener is threatened by an evil prince, a gnome unexpectedly comes to his rescue. But the gnome’s philosophy of always living in the moment leads to even more trouble.
127 - Fairy Tale / Spontaneity / A gardener #2 - ''The Curse of The Oak'' by Amy Wood   SYNOPSIS - An ancient forest spirit’s curse is overturned when her intended victim’s unique approach to the situation frees her from its destructive cycle.
127 - Fairy Tale / Spontaneity / A gardener #3 - ''The Queen's Gardener'' by Lucinda Gunnin   SYNOPSIS - Synopsis:  After the king is killed, the prince is hidden with the gardener to protect him from anyone who might due him harm. With help from his fairy godcat, a rat whose whiskers predict danger, and a castle maid, the prince sets out to make things right and happy again.
127 - Fairy Tale / Spontaneity / A gardener #4 - ''The Gardener of Eden'' by Sonya Bennett-Brandt   SYNOPSIS - After a million years of darkness, a great snake yearns for something to surprise him. But his creations aren't cooperating.
127 - Fairy Tale / Spontaneity / A gardener #5 - ''Tempest Tossed'' by Storme Maynard   SYNOPSIS - At long last, an ill-used Caliban comes forward to tell his side of

Shakespeare’s stolen tale . . .
127 - Fairy Tale / Spontaneity / A gardener #HM - ''Caution'' by Lin Morris   SYNOPSIS - Is a circumspect life a blessing or a curse?
127 - Fairy Tale / Spontaneity / A gardener #HM - ''Unexpected Happenings'' by Benjamin Downing   SYNOPSIS - Percy loves Adeline, but she will not marry him because of his rigid nature. He sets out to change his ways.
127 - Fairy Tale / Spontaneity / A gardener #HM - ''Trudy and the Tree'' by Erika DeShay   SYNOPSIS - A little girl discovers that magic is always right outside her door.
128 - Comedy / A labyrinth / A meter maid #1 - ''How to Win a Successful Interview'' by Kevin Barney   SYNOPSIS - Lucy Pierce is happily working as a meter maid in Philadelphia, when she is whisked off to a distant galaxy to be interviewed for the position of Head Etalonist (someone who maintains standards of measurement). After unsuccessfully trying to explain that being a meter maid does not mean she cleans the earth’s standard of length, she is sent into the interview – a labyrinth of questions and an actual minotaur.
128 - Comedy / A labyrinth / A meter maid #2 - ''Escape the Ennui'' by Annie Kochersberger   SYNOPSIS - Three colleagues fight the clock (and a few less obvious obstacles) to solve one of humanity’s greatest puzzles – how to escape the ennui of living.
128 - Comedy / A labyrinth / A meter maid #3 - ''Maid To Kill'' by Jeff Dunne   SYNOPSIS - Unwillingly reassigned from the Legion of Meter Maids to the Assassins Guild, Ester Paige descends into the Labyrinth of Zion to defeat the Minotaur before it kills the Grand Master Assassin’s brother.
128 - Comedy / A labyrinth / A meter maid #4 - ''Labour of Love'' by Karen Blicker   SYNOPSIS - A meter maid works toward the most exciting opportunity of her career.
128 - Comedy / A labyrinth / A meter maid #5 - ''Maid of Perspective'' by Julia Lewandowski   SYNOPSIS - A quirky, hypervigilant meter maid pursues an individual who has managed to evade her ticket through the most treacherous part of the city, with unintended consequences. It’s all a matter of perspective, though.
128 - Comedy / A labyrinth / A meter maid #HM - ''Marty and Fish in the Labyrinth'' by Jenna Figge   SYNOPSIS - Sam, a meterman that really doesn’t mind his job, uses his time working to fit in listening to copious amount of audiobooks, so that he can readily go on adventures with his daughter, Katie. Katie and Sam go on many adventures, but when a snowstorm hits, Sam and Katie must infiltrate the store and get as much of the groceries that they can gather, so that they can spend the weekend snowed in together. Adventures await.
128 - Comedy / A labyrinth / A meter maid #HM - ''You Can't Get There from Here'' by Adrienne Stevenson   SYNOPSIS - Traffic warden robots harass an architect who gets lost in his own underground parking complex.
128 - Comedy / A labyrinth / A meter maid #HM - ''CEO for the Day'' by Jennifer Towery   SYNOPSIS - When a new employee wins the opportunity to serve as the boss, how much havoc can he create in one day?
129 - Crime Caper / A retirement party / An obstetrician #1 - ''Baby Pictures'' by Scott Nisbet   SYNOPSIS - Dr Harry Cullen is retiring from practice with a distinguished reputation, admiring patients and colleagues, and millions of dollars earned through a lifetime of secret illegal activity. Erin and Jill mean to get their hands on some of that money – assuming they can survive a private retirement party with him.
129 - Crime Caper / A retirement party / An obstetrician #2 - ''The Heavy Heist'' by Mari Harloe   SYNOPSIS - A group of thieves, led by the very pregnant Murphy, plot to burgle the home of a Hollywood plastic surgeon during his retirement party.
129 - Crime Caper / A retirement party / An obstetrician #3 - ''An Eye for an Eye'' by Robyn Lewis   SYNOPSIS - When the location of a long-lost object is discovered, two women take matters into their own hands. Revenge never tasted so sweet.
129 - Crime Caper / A retirement party / An obstetrician #4 - ''Joining the Gang'' by Alastair Skene   SYNOPSIS - Henry hears of a valuable item while waiting at tables in a restaurant.

Thieves try to steal the item at a retirement party.
129 - Crime Caper / A retirement party / An obstetrician #5 - ''The Monster'' by Shawn Huddy   SYNOPSIS - A young woman sets out to seek revenge on a man she feels is responsible for her miserable life. She ends up finding that things might not be as they seem.
129 - Crime Caper / A retirement party / An obstetrician #HM - ''Surgical Precision'' by Colin Lyon   SYNOPSIS - Garrett Willingham, despite being a certified obstetrician, faces dire financial straits. Thankfully, he has ample experience with quickly and illegally bolstering his bank account.
129 - Crime Caper / A retirement party / An obstetrician #HM - ''Two and a Half Mistakes'' by Samuel Hedley   SYNOPSIS - Anna’s girlfriend was meant to have left her criminal days behind, but the opportunity to steal some of the most expensive rubies in the western hemisphere has unstuck that promise. Worse, she’s expecting Anna to join in with her madcap plan — and it’s so hard to say ‘no’.
129 - Crime Caper / A retirement party / An obstetrician #HM - ''Ryan Gosling's Sperm'' by Con Nats   SYNOPSIS - Doctor Carl Rogerson is retiring from the designer-baby business, but one couple still want their dream baby. For that, they’ll need Ryan Gosling’s sperm.
130 - Political Satire / A newly passed law / A hero #1 - ''Proclamation 47'' by Amelia Gledhill   SYNOPSIS - Mr Busigó hasn’t done anything wrong, so why are these men here to question him?
130 - Political Satire / A newly passed law / A hero #2 - ''The Death of a Socialist'' by Joshua Jetto   SYNOPSIS - John Morrison, a socialist blogger, is visited by a spirit named Ebenezer who provides him with a vision of the future in news articles on his ever-upgrading iPhone. The future vision begins and unfolds from the passage of a January 2021 law providing free undergraduate education to anyone attending state colleges and universities in the United States.
130 - Political Satire / A newly passed law / A hero #3 - ''The Mess'' by Sophie Beckett   SYNOPSIS - A young journalist travels to interview an elderly man who is refusing to comply with the requirements of a newly passed law.
130 - Political Satire / A newly passed law / A hero #4 - ''Hero'' by Cheri Domina   SYNOPSIS - In a world where tyranny has taken hold—when it appears that this experiment called American Democracy has failed—two unlikely heroes step in to deliver the news, and deliver us from the evil we unwittingly brought upon ourselves.
130 - Political Satire / A newly passed law / A hero #5 - ''The Needs of the Many'' by Daniel Alegria   SYNOPSIS - Born to different human races, Elora and Roma are the best of friends.  Then the rulers of Antar make a decree that will not only test their bond, but threaten the fabric of society.
130 - Political Satire / A newly passed law / A hero #HM - ''Child's Play'' by Lydia Collins   SYNOPSIS - In a playroom where toddlers haphazardly divide and conquer, can one hero’s courage inspire an average citizen to action?
130 - Political Satire / A newly passed law / A hero #HM - ''The Allegiance Army'' by PAULA WESCOTT   SYNOPSIS - Donald Trump stands and admires his great wall,

His god complex peaks and he makes a bad call.

He targets the youth, labels each one a flake;

Is it one step too far, and his biggest mistake?
130 - Political Satire / A newly passed law / A hero #HM - ''Working Class Hero'' by Macy Morris   SYNOPSIS - When a man jokingly decides to run for president, despite having no experience, he finds that becoming president may not be as hard as he originally thought.
131 - Romance / A presentation / A factory worker #1 - ''Forever Starts Early'' by Anastasia Kirchoff   SYNOPSIS - This story is in response to heat 131: Romance, A Presentation, A Factory Worker. It details the peculiar romance of Heath and Dakota.
131 - Romance / A presentation / A factory worker #2 - ''Great Oak Tree'' by Elyse   SYNOPSIS - I will hold asymmetries and creases and dust-motes and the smell of a book as close to my chest as I can get them. On primary sources, ammonium nitrate, and split-pea soup.
131 - Romance / A presentation / A factory worker #3 - ''Light on the Water'' by Elaine Lies   SYNOPSIS - Hiroshima's summer nights are haunted, as spirits return to see their families. But life and love go on.
131 - Romance / A presentation / A factory worker #4 - ''Bridge'' by Vincent M. Janis   SYNOPSIS - A revolutionary device grants an unassuming technologist the opportunity to speak with the spirit of his heart’s desire: a mysterious Edo period poet.
131 - Romance / A presentation / A factory worker #5 - ''The Sunshine Twins'' by Jennifer Birch   SYNOPSIS - A young woman must choose between saving her family’s fortune and following her heart.
131 - Romance / A presentation / A factory worker #HM - ''My Knees They Cannot Bend'' by Julie Jurgens   SYNOPSIS - Gloria was so close to escaping her small, dead-end town by going to college, but when financial difficulties force her to drop out, she leaves behind not only a chance at a better future, but the only boy she might ever love.
131 - Romance / A presentation / A factory worker #HM - ''Paramountcy'' by Kaadi Taylor   SYNOPSIS - In a dystopian future where desire has been neutralized, a young woman is wooed.
131 - Romance / A presentation / A factory worker #HM - ''Operation Otto'' by Maryanne Brassil   SYNOPSIS - In war-torn Berlin, her new position in the factory shows Hanna that maybe not all is fair in love and war.
132 - Sci-Fi / A love affair / A cancer survivor #1 - ''Survivor'' by Laura Silver   SYNOPSIS - Having a brain tumor is bad enough. You’d think it could at least shut up.
132 - Sci-Fi / A love affair / A cancer survivor #2 - ''Quarantine'' by Tom Martin   SYNOPSIS - Everyone’s been separated into their own distinct realities in an effort to annihilate viral and bacterial disease. It’s nice at first.
132 - Sci-Fi / A love affair / A cancer survivor #3 - ''Junior'' by Jordan Plozai   SYNOPSIS - A terminally ill multi-millionaire brings home a robotic copy of himself meant to preserve his consciousness past death, finding the results of his replication different than expected.
132 - Sci-Fi / A love affair / A cancer survivor #4 - ''Lilith'' by Ethan Smestad   SYNOPSIS - The Ark is a terraforming station based on Mars, and humanity’s last hope for survival. The Ark lost contact with Earth and the rest of their crew mysteriously died of illness, meaning Adam & Lilith may be the last humans left, and the fate of the species depends on their relationship.
132 - Sci-Fi / A love affair / A cancer survivor #5 - ''Boomer'' by Danielle Lewis   SYNOPSIS - The cure saved Layla from death only to be faced with a society that vastly viewed survivors as a threat. Hated and confined to a reservation for cancer survivors, Layla makes plans to help her love escape his narcissistic mother’s makeshift prison.
132 - Sci-Fi / A love affair / A cancer survivor #HM - ''Is Anybody Listening?'' by Ginelle Calcutt   SYNOPSIS - These are voice recordings of a cancer survivor and her love affair with her doctor.
132 - Sci-Fi / A love affair / A cancer survivor #HM - ''The Search for Time in Space'' by Daniel McClaskey   SYNOPSIS - Steven finds his wife dead in her hospital bed, but he knew that wasn’t the last time he would ever see her. Steven will travel every avenue possible to see his wife one more time.
132 - Sci-Fi / A love affair / A cancer survivor #HM - ''Kinship'' by Michael Wale   SYNOPSIS - Ramona seeks only to serve her nation, and has fought to be seen as worthy of doing so amongst peers that would tear her down. When she is betrayed, she must fight to hold onto her persona, her status and her sanity.
133 - Drama / Pet-sitting / A fiancée #1 - ''The Woman Downstairs'' by Kevin Craig   SYNOPSIS - Emma apartment-sits for a friend in Paris, but her fiancé fails to join her as planned. In her deteriorating mental state, she becomes consumed with the woman in the apartment downstairs.
133 - Drama / Pet-sitting / A fiancée #2 - ''Reach for the Sun'' by Kristen Olsen   SYNOPSIS - In a cold February Seattle rain, 62-year-old and newly engaged Ella struggles to fool her sensible daughter into covering her pet sitting business while she escapes to the sun to meet in person her virtual soulmate.
133 - Drama / Pet-sitting / A fiancée #3 - ''Violet'' by Heidi Campbell   SYNOPSIS - Mr. Hart hires a pet sitter to care for his pets while he travels with his fiancée. The pet sitter finds herself drawn to the story of their love, until she learns a sad truth about the relationship.
133 - Drama / Pet-sitting / A fiancée #4 - ''You Win'' by Louise Nylander   SYNOPSIS - A troubled, soon-to-be-married young woman returns to her childhood home to lay some ghosts to rest. But some ghosts just don’t want to let go.
133 - Drama / Pet-sitting / A fiancée #5 - ''It Takes Seven Minutes to Smoke a Cigarette'' by Martha Buehler-Sullivan   SYNOPSIS - Dave, a private investigator, is hired to discover whether or not a man’s wife is cheating on him. He accidentally double-books his work commitment with pet-sitting for his sister.
133 - Drama / Pet-sitting / A fiancée #HM - ''Stars'' by Conn Carson   SYNOPSIS - A text and the absence of stars in the city causes a fiancé to question his relationship and his life.
133 - Drama / Pet-sitting / A fiancée #HM - ''The Cockatrice's Dinner'' by River Kero   SYNOPSIS - Femme fatale, Vivienne Clade, discovers that her fiance has been unfaithful to her. Rather than simply leave him, she has another idea in mind.
133 - Drama / Pet-sitting / A fiancée #HM - ''Courage'' by Ariel Cortiz de Leon   SYNOPSIS - A woman stuck between a rock and a hard place

finds the courage to free herself.
134 - Drama / Nostalgia / A chauffeur #1 - ''Last Turn'' by Jennae Phillippe   SYNOPSIS - When a driver picks up his boss’s new date, he has to decide if he is willing to risk who he is for who he was.
134 - Drama / Nostalgia / A chauffeur #2 - ''The Ambassador'' by Erica Rahaman   SYNOPSIS - The story of a friendship that develops between a driver and the ambassador that he serves set against the background of a political breakdown that threatens the country they both love.
134 - Drama / Nostalgia / A chauffeur #3 - ''Charlie's Mark'' by Leona DeCarlo-Folz   SYNOPSIS - Established romance writer, Nora Donaldson, meets a talkative chauffeur who triggers her to reflect on long-buried memories and helps her learn that it is never too late to reinvent the truth of her own story.
134 - Drama / Nostalgia / A chauffeur #4 - ''Margot'' by Michelle Cornish   SYNOPSIS - Tortured by the memories of his true love and one tragic night, Dan must face his past or risk losing the only good thing left in his life.
134 - Drama / Nostalgia / A chauffeur #5 - ''Moment of Grace'' by T.E. Bradford   SYNOPSIS - Two men wait to die—one rightly accused, one falsely. Can either find freedom?
134 - Drama / Nostalgia / A chauffeur #HM - ''The Smart One'' by nancy german   SYNOPSIS - An eccentric, aged, socialite teaches her Chauffeur about life and memories.
134 - Drama / Nostalgia / A chauffeur #HM - ''Driving Lessons'' by Jo Hocking   SYNOPSIS - Michael Kelly is a 78-year-old tour operator reflecting on his background of poverty and work as a young driver for the violent criminal, Big Jim Green, in 1956 Los Angeles. When Jim commits a massacre and prepares to flee, Michael uses insider knowledge of Jim’s world to get away with murdering him for the money he needs to take care of his family.
134 - Drama / Nostalgia / A chauffeur #HM - ''A Pick-Up Game'' by Curt McDermott   SYNOPSIS - A young driver and his elderly passenger share entwining memories from their earlier lives.
135 - Fairy Tale / Breaking a promise / An insomniac #1 - ''The Legend of Evergreen'' by Cari Hoover   SYNOPSIS - When the Earth was very young, six little saplings were created by Mother Nature and sent off to discover themselves and how they could benefit the world in which they would soon populate.  One little sapling, however, discovered more.
135 - Fairy Tale / Breaking a promise / An insomniac #2 - ''Yerazu and the Cockroach'' by Kate Conway   SYNOPSIS - When Prince Yerazu comes of age and succumbs to his instinctual desires, he is banished to a temple to learn control. When this fails, a cockroach makes him an offer, and his fate is sealed.
135 - Fairy Tale / Breaking a promise / An insomniac #3 - ''The Queen of Night'' by Emily Morrow   SYNOPSIS - The faerie queen Mara visits mortals each night, granting them sleep and creating their dreams, but it’s a lonely job — she’s invisible to the mortals she visits. And so the Elderking grants her a mask that will make her visible, if she chooses, to the people she visits, with just one caveat: No one but her can remove it.
135 - Fairy Tale / Breaking a promise / An insomniac #4 - ''The Incubus'' by Harriet Wood   SYNOPSIS - The formidable tale of The Incubus, relayed to her throughout childhood by her sister, continues to plague a young woman whenever she attempts to fall asleep. One night she is visited by the beautiful Satyress and, breaking her promise to Elder Sister, accepts her invitation to join her in the realm of the incubi and confront the creature she has feared for so long.
135 - Fairy Tale / Breaking a promise / An insomniac #5 - ''Princess Eliana and the Forgotten Forest'' by Grace Tyto   SYNOPSIS - A king and queen construct a wall to protect their newborn daughter, but by doing so they put their own people, and people unknown to them, in harm’s way. Can the princess they sought to protect undo their misplaced efforts and save the day?
135 - Fairy Tale / Breaking a promise / An insomniac #HM - ''Drusilda the Witch'' by Katrina Robinson   SYNOPSIS - Drusilda promised her prince boyfriend that she would cease being a practicing witch. That promise held . . . until her best friend showed up on her doorstep.
135 - Fairy Tale / Breaking a promise / An insomniac #HM - ''On the Other Side'' by Donna Renzi   SYNOPSIS - This is a lovingly crafted tale of the union between two polar kingdoms. Grab a bucket; the cows squirt rainbow milk.
135 - Fairy Tale / Breaking a promise / An insomniac #HM - ''The Dream of Braichir'' by Adam Watkins   SYNOPSIS - An otherworldly despot holds sway in ancient Wales by invading the dreams of his victims, but a wayfaring prince is willing to go the distance to free his people from the nightmare.
136 - Action/Adventure / A rescue / A tourist #1 - ''Caligula's Horse'' by Melinda Hagenson   SYNOPSIS - When a group of senior women embark on a horse camping vacation to the Black Hills of South Dakota, they discover they ain’t what they used to be. They’re better.
136 - Action/Adventure / A rescue / A tourist #2 - ''Snowstorm'' by Simone Schreiber   SYNOPSIS - A rookie search and rescue volunteer sets out to find a missing tourist in a snowstorm in the Icelandic highlands.
136 - Action/Adventure / A rescue / A tourist #3 - ''A CARELESS SOJOURN'' by Gale Martin   SYNOPSIS - A valiant victim must rely on her stamina and resourcefulness after a freak act of nature takes her on an unexpected journey.
136 - Action/Adventure / A rescue / A tourist #4 - ''Liar'' by Ruth Cooney   SYNOPSIS - When home is hell and in your head, everyday is a battleground.
136 - Action/Adventure / A rescue / A tourist #5 - ''Grace Yourself'' by Kelly Fieger   SYNOPSIS - Grace, an elderly tourist, finds herself lost and alone attempting to run from a dangerous stranger and her own senility.
136 - Action/Adventure / A rescue / A tourist #HM - ''When in Rome'' by David Batteiger   SYNOPSIS - An elderly man escapes his tour group to stumble into an unexpected adventure that makes him feel alive again.
136 - Action/Adventure / A rescue / A tourist #HM - ''The Geneticist'' by India Goss Maher   SYNOPSIS - The Geneticist and his terrifying cyborg creations rule a futuristic world. A group of guerrilla hackers conspire to take them down.
136 - Action/Adventure / A rescue / A tourist #HM - ''Lake Shore Drive'' by George Stroud   SYNOPSIS - After a freak accident, a troubled young boy is compelled to venture into his best friend's mind to rescue her from her past demons and present anxieties.
137 - Action/Adventure / Solitude / A volunteer #1 - ''Look Out'' by Leslie Gebby   SYNOPSIS - A volunteer fire lookout in the mountains of the North Carolina finally spots a forest fire—and it could mean the end of everything.
137 - Action/Adventure / Solitude / A volunteer #2 - ''Alone, Alive'' by Jessica Ramesch   SYNOPSIS - Bee volunteered for her neighborhood watch, knowing full well that it could kill her. Instead, something worse happened—she lived.
137 - Action/Adventure / Solitude / A volunteer #3 - ''A Man Who Couldn't Sleep'' by maya kurdoglu   SYNOPSIS - When A Man Who Couldn't Sleep feels the impulsion to get a fish tattoo to accompany his insomnia in the middle of the night, he goes on a journey to find A Woman Interested in Tattooing Strangers. The process of tattooing however brings him to the edge of another world.
137 - Action/Adventure / Solitude / A volunteer #4 - ''Lesson One'' by V Walker   SYNOPSIS - Cal is on his first real mission as a King's Guard. The only problem is that his mentor is old enough to be his great grandmother and just might get him killed.
137 - Action/Adventure / Solitude / A volunteer #5 - ''Inish Summer'' by Cherith Simpson   SYNOPSIS - A teenaged boy spends the summer alone on a remote Scottish island after the death of his mother
137 - Action/Adventure / Solitude / A volunteer #HM - ''The Sock Fetishist and the Old Cow with Iron Teeth'' by Benjamin Davis   SYNOPSIS - Domovoi took his earplugs and the only way he is getting them back is by going head-to-head with Baba Yaga for her dirty old sock.
137 - Action/Adventure / Solitude / A volunteer #HM - ''Dragon Problems'' by Clarence Ansley   SYNOPSIS - Mornax, the dragon, just wants solitude to begin his diet, but humans keep over feeding him.
137 - Action/Adventure / Solitude / A volunteer #HM - ''Research Room'' by Gillian Wood   SYNOPSIS - Amanda certainly did not volunteer for this research study.
138 - Romantic Comedy / Crowdfunding / A stepmother #1 - ''Cindy'' by Tim Gomersall   SYNOPSIS - This is the story of Cindy MacLain

Tending the dive bar on Eighth Street and Main.

Fate hasn’t smiled upon Cindy at all,

But that could all change… if she gets to the ball.
138 - Romantic Comedy / Crowdfunding / A stepmother #2 - ''Please, Date My Dad: A Crowdfunding Campaign by Nicole Haskell'' by Alex Pearl   SYNOPSIS - A young woman sets up a crowdfunding campaign to help her dork of a father find love. Author's Note: The name in the title is not the name of the author.
138 - Romantic Comedy / Crowdfunding / A stepmother #3 - ''The Top Tier'' by Jay Baker   SYNOPSIS - An introvert who longs for the good old days of Jane Austin novels

finds herself in over her head when her kickstarter campaign takes off.
138 - Romantic Comedy / Crowdfunding / A stepmother #4 - ''Everything, INC.'' by Andrea Karin Nelson   SYNOPSIS - When a bored socialite invests in an elite crowdfunding campaign, she ends up with much more than she bargained for.
138 - Romantic Comedy / Crowdfunding / A stepmother #5 - ''Oh Felix'' by Cherie Achilles   SYNOPSIS - Felix is an elderly man living in a retirement village.  He is regularly annoyed by conversations with Shirley, another resident, who tells him about her experiences crowd funding to find her stepdaughter a boyfriend.
138 - Romantic Comedy / Crowdfunding / A stepmother #HM - ''"Who Wants to Be a Stepmother?"'' by Diana Dubs   SYNOPSIS - When Grayson begrudgingly agrees to participate in a crowdfunded reality TV dating show, the last thing he expects is to actually fall in love.
138 - Romantic Comedy / Crowdfunding / A stepmother #HM - ''Mad Dash to Love'' by Georgana Roland   SYNOPSIS - A clever pooch and a man’s foolproof plan for romance collide with not so surprising results.
138 - Romantic Comedy / Crowdfunding / A stepmother #HM - ''Silver & Peroxide'' by Jake Egan   SYNOPSIS - Alicia is finally marrying Patrick, the man of her dreams. When her long absent father decides to return for the wedding with his new wife Barbie, what could possibly go wrong?
139 - Fairy Tale / A breakup / A perfectionist #1 - ''The Girl Who Knew Everything'' by Barnaby Page   SYNOPSIS - She thought she understood the world – but then a simple discovery in a strange land changed her life.
139 - Fairy Tale / A breakup / A perfectionist #2 - ''The Glass Slipper'' by Anita Michalkiewicz   SYNOPSIS - A middle aged Cinderella is faced with a potential breakup of her marriage to the perfectionist Prince Charming. In a quest to win him back, she employs the “Sparking Joy” tidying technique to organize their home, finding herself in the process.
139 - Fairy Tale / A breakup / A perfectionist #3 - ''The Prince and the Butterfly'' by Sarah Traynor   SYNOPSIS - Prince Harry loves all things perfect and beautiful, but its not until he loses his true love that he learns what beauty really is.
139 - Fairy Tale / A breakup / A perfectionist #4 - ''The Whispering Lips'' by Barry John O'Connor   SYNOPSIS - A Prince struggles with the emotional damage left by his father. He now must overcome his weakness and find his queen.
139 - Fairy Tale / A breakup / A perfectionist #5 - ''Acacia and the Water Rats'' by Bernadette McSherry   SYNOPSIS - After Acacia’s father dies, her three brothers go against the ancient customs of Terra Australis and agree to sell part of their ancestors’ farm to the fearsome and exacting Mr Waratah. Not only does Mr Waratah trick the three brothers into giving him all the farm, he turns them into water rats, causing Acacia to join forces with a bunyip and a wedge-tailed eagle to break the spell, bring about Mr Waratah’s downfall, and unite her family once more.
139 - Fairy Tale / A breakup / A perfectionist #HM - ''The Princess' Servant'' by Kristen Hicks   SYNOPSIS - A servant brings a family together by encouraging the father and daughter to communicate.
139 - Fairy Tale / A breakup / A perfectionist #HM - ''The Weaver and the Fisherman'' by AEM Miller   SYNOPSIS - In a village by the sea lives a skilled weaver and her beloved husband. The weaver hears rumors that make her question her husband’s fidelity.
139 - Fairy Tale / A breakup / A perfectionist #HM - ''A Totem of Perfection'' by Nicholas Carey   SYNOPSIS - A young man with a magical totem that makes him the perfect hero, attempts to rescue a fiery princess. But things do not go as he planned.
140 - Spy / Artificial intelligence / A waiter #1 - ''L13WX679'' by Hank Silevarr   SYNOPSIS - An agent must protect a man whose views she despises.
140 - Spy / Artificial intelligence / A waiter #2 - ''Thisone'' by Lois Ward   SYNOPSIS - Industrial espionage has a spy steal an artificial intelligence device. This leads to the A.I. helping the thief escape.
140 - Spy / Artificial intelligence / A waiter #3 - ''The Secret in the Soil'' by Eric Williams   SYNOPSIS - An aspiring food influencer goes to a trendy, farm-to-table restaurant to steal the secret to its signature chicken dish.
140 - Spy / Artificial intelligence / A waiter #4 - ''Her'' by Danielle Smogard   SYNOPSIS - Arlo has been abducted. He doesn’t know where he is or who has taken him, but he doesn’t care. All he can think about is her.
140 - Spy / Artificial intelligence / A waiter #5 - ''Infinicity'' by Jonah Baker   SYNOPSIS - In the year  2040, an elderly Jewish man is invited to join his best friend and favorite radio personality in an AI version of his childhood Manhattan. His potential entry point is the night a journalist was blinded at Lindy’s Delicatessen.
140 - Spy / Artificial intelligence / A waiter #HM - ''Sentience'' by Brady McDonald   SYNOPSIS - Ellis, or unit BC4289, is an A.I. that wants nothing more than to become a commissioned spy for the F.B.I., but when that dream is threatened, he may have to face a tougher decision about the fate of his existence than he has ever imagined.
140 - Spy / Artificial intelligence / A waiter #HM - ''Perception'' by Alexis Arrowsmith   SYNOPSIS - In 2028 an Australian-Polish intelligence agent goes missing, suspected to be holding information of international significance but no one can agree what that information is. An Australian agent is tasked with finding out what was taken and where he is, using new technology that threatens to change everything about her work and her life in ways she couldn’t have imagined.
140 - Spy / Artificial intelligence / A waiter #HM - ''Will'' by Beka Sharp   SYNOPSIS - A spy’s usual intel exchange takes an unusual turn when he discovers he has a new contact.
141 - Comedy / A secret weapon / A school principal #1 - ''Gumballs'' by Allison Buck-Priddy   SYNOPSIS - A high school principal learns to love gumballs for a rather unusual reason.
141 - Comedy / A secret weapon / A school principal #2 - ''Han Solo in a Jar'' by Pauline Yates   SYNOPSIS - A first-year chemistry teacher who lied about her qualifications risks losing her job if she fails to impress the principal with an engaging class experiment in her observation review.
141 - Comedy / A secret weapon / A school principal #3 - ''Lucy In The Sky With Shakespeare'' by Kelsey Yandura   SYNOPSIS - As a wannabe-anarchist teen struggles to find the balance between “sticking it to the man” and “acing the AP English test,” he discovers the perfect punk rock solution: two #2 pencils, psychedelics, and (of course) the time-tested philosophy of The Beatles.
141 - Comedy / A secret weapon / A school principal #4 - ''Dear Room 17B Families'' by Karen McHegg   SYNOPSIS - When a first-year teacher discovers that her principal expects her to read scripts to a diverse group of eight-year olds, she takes quiet action to empower the community to create a secret weapon to change the school culture.
141 - Comedy / A secret weapon / A school principal #5 - ''This Must Be How Villains Are Made'' by Jan Poulin   SYNOPSIS - A High school principal makes a wish on a shooting star and it comes true.
141 - Comedy / A secret weapon / A school principal #HM - ''Nothing's Missing, Read it Again'' by Samir Lal   SYNOPSIS - A school principal deals with destiny. Don’t worry, it’s fine.
141 - Comedy / A secret weapon / A school principal #HM - ''A Multiple Choice Chance'' by Barry Fairweather   SYNOPSIS - Smoke and mirrors reveal nothing in this tale of beauty, quick

steps and heels.
141 - Comedy / A secret weapon / A school principal #HM - ''Journalism 101'' by Natalie James   SYNOPSIS - When a suspicious sophomore uses a listening device in order to crack a story for the school newspaper, misunderstandings ensue.
142 - Romantic Comedy / A doctor's visit / A graffiti artist #1 - ''The Last Voyage of The Implacable'' by Paul Draper   SYNOPSIS - A press-ganged man wakes up on the deck of an eighteenth century naval gunboat. As the captain sets sail, ominous warnings of doom start to appear around the ship.
142 - Romantic Comedy / A doctor's visit / A graffiti artist #2 - ''The Fifth Wheel'' by Gayle Yeatman Fisher   SYNOPSIS - Everything goes wrong for Evie, a successful single journalist, as the unwitting third wheel on a "girls trip" to Vegas until her love of art leads her to urgent care.  Stuck in the waiting room, sparks fly when Evie runs into Luke, an old friend from college and she discovers there is much more to Luke than meets the eye.
142 - Romantic Comedy / A doctor's visit / A graffiti artist #3 - ''Eye of the Beholder'' by Gordon Haney   SYNOPSIS - An ex-con meets an artist with a grudge against a local therapist. This leads to a midnight caper with unexpected results.
142 - Romantic Comedy / A doctor's visit / A graffiti artist #4 - ''Join The Library'' by Aine Miller   SYNOPSIS - Sylvie is a doctor who despairs of ever meeting the One. But on this house call she realises you can meet a kindred spirit in the strangest of ways!
142 - Romantic Comedy / A doctor's visit / A graffiti artist #5 - ''A Fresh Coat'' by Dustin Petzold   SYNOPSIS - A pediatric receptionist’s routine is shaken up when the office is re-painted.
142 - Romantic Comedy / A doctor's visit / A graffiti artist #HM - ''Splatters of Color'' by Michelle Robertson   SYNOPSIS - An artist turned doctor’s office administrator is reminded of the joy she finds in colors and textures when she meets a graffiti artist who sends her daydreaming into a frenzy.
142 - Romantic Comedy / A doctor's visit / A graffiti artist #HM - ''Follow My Heart'' by Stephanie Wilson   SYNOPSIS - Meredith experiences some unexpected side effects after receiving a heart transplant.  Adhering to her doctor’s order of following her heart proves troublesome when the man of her dreams runs from her.
142 - Romantic Comedy / A doctor's visit / A graffiti artist #HM - ''Reciprocity'' by Timothy   SYNOPSIS - A couple's encounter with the mural that a young graffiti artist is painting.  Its subject is a local legend about a butterfly whose eggs are reputed to be a quick ticket to high romance - but is there a price?
143 - Ghost Story / Unemployment / A police sketch artist #1 - ''If Things Would Get Better'' by Sonia Payer   SYNOPSIS - Len returns from war a bitter man with no job, no family, and no future. He only sees one way out.
143 - Ghost Story / Unemployment / A police sketch artist #2 - ''Housesitting'' by Sarah Thomas   SYNOPSIS - While staying in an unfamiliar home, a grieving woman struggles to get to sleep.
143 - Ghost Story / Unemployment / A police sketch artist #3 - ''Faces'' by Robin Anderson   SYNOPSIS - A forensic artist is haunted by his past…in more ways than one.
143 - Ghost Story / Unemployment / A police sketch artist #4 - ''WRONGFUL'' by Monte McCoin   SYNOPSIS - An unemployed police sketch artist is haunted by the ghost of a man executed after being wrongfully convicted for murder.
143 - Ghost Story / Unemployment / A police sketch artist #5 - ''Lost Souls of the City'' by Hannah M Seda-Wilmarth   SYNOPSIS - Jeff Hanson finds himself left behind by the rest of the world, but the perfect place is awaiting him... with a vacancy.
143 - Ghost Story / Unemployment / A police sketch artist #HM - ''Sketches'' by Shaun Mills   SYNOPSIS - It's Anson Lisle's first day on the job as a Sheriff's Deputy in Bartok County, Missouri. Responding to reports of gunshots from a remote trailer-home, Anson is about to find out what a recent murder, an unemployed police sketch artist who has Down's Syndrome, and his own face have in common—and the answer will be more terrifying than he would ever have thought possible.
143 - Ghost Story / Unemployment / A police sketch artist #HM - ''Faces For Fire'' by Holly-Anne Eilander   SYNOPSIS - A composite artist is invited to a crime scene and discovers that, in some circumstances, evidence can’t be explained.
143 - Ghost Story / Unemployment / A police sketch artist #HM - ''The Gaze'' by Kirsten Oakley   SYNOPSIS - When Laura spontaneously paints a picture of a young girl on the wall of the old house she has bought, she thinks it is her lack of talent that has made her painted girl look like she is oddly bent and broken. As the painting watches her, its gaze becomes more powerful, pleading with Laura to discover her secret and help her stretch her contorted limbs.
144 - Spy / Divorce / A brain surgeon #1 - ''In the Minds of Sheep'' by Heather Santo   SYNOPSIS - To save her soon to be ex-husband from the influence of a mysterious cult, a woman goes undercover and comes face to face with their leader, a retired brain surgeon.
144 - Spy / Divorce / A brain surgeon #2 - ''Head Game'' by Judith Jacobson   SYNOPSIS - When a government shutdown grounds the CIA’s team of operatives, an immature civilian is unwillingly pressed into service to smuggle top secret intelligence out of Mexico via a microchip implanted in his brain. But when plans go awry, he turns to his ex-wife the brain surgeon for help.
144 - Spy / Divorce / A brain surgeon #3 - ''Anchors Aweigh!'' by Laurel McHargue   SYNOPSIS - After the divorced wife of a renowned West Point brain surgeon defects to the rival’s team, she finds an opportunity to reconsider her loyalties.
144 - Spy / Divorce / A brain surgeon #4 - ''Fractured'' by Emily Andrews   SYNOPSIS - Jonathan Raulic believes his hunt for a mass murderer is about to end. What he discovers will reduce the world to rubble
144 - Spy / Divorce / A brain surgeon #5 - ''"Redaction"'' by Natalie Darnell   SYNOPSIS - Intent on finding a notorious enemy agent, a talented young spy convinces herself that all is fair in love and war.
144 - Spy / Divorce / A brain surgeon #HM - ''Under the Knife'' by Anthony Giudice   SYNOPSIS - A brain surgeon must decide if he will let the newly discovered information that his patient, and best friend, has been cheating with his wife affect his performance of a very important surgery to help the spy syndicate he works for.
144 - Spy / Divorce / A brain surgeon #HM - ''Pig Head'' by Gary I'Anson   SYNOPSIS - A bullet to the head was the beginning of his problems.
144 - Spy / Divorce / A brain surgeon #HM - ''Exposed'' by Paula Phipps   SYNOPSIS - A prominent brain surgeon confesses to a terrible agreement she made as young a college student.
145 - Romance / Quitting a job / An organ donor #1 - ''Alone Together'' by Random Data   SYNOPSIS - Tragedy forces a young woman to face her past, and gives her a chance for a new future.
145 - Romance / Quitting a job / An organ donor #2 - ''Donor, Anonymous'' by Lea Kaplan   SYNOPSIS - A man, trying to decide whether or not to quit a job, is given some unsolicited advice from a female stranger. Unbeknownst to both of them, their fates are already entwined.
145 - Romance / Quitting a job / An organ donor #3 - ''Help Wanted'' by Karen deBlieck   SYNOPSIS - A son taking over the family business, a mother desperate to make some money, and a newspaper ad gone terribly wrong. Surely, true love can be the only result.
145 - Romance / Quitting a job / An organ donor #4 - ''Take My Hand'' by Aaron Saufley   SYNOPSIS - A young preacher and his bride navigate the joy and pain of serving their community.
145 - Romance / Quitting a job / An organ donor #5 - ''The Lateral Move'' by Rahul Mukherjee   SYNOPSIS - A deviously arranged organ donation necessitated by our protagonist’s urge to change jobs leads to an unexpected romance.
145 - Romance / Quitting a job / An organ donor #HM - ''The Greatest Gift'' by Mariam El-Shamaa   SYNOPSIS - A young man is quietly in love. He thinks he will have to learn to live with his feelings unexpressed until one day, an illness and an unexpected departure open doors he thought were forever closed to him.
145 - Romance / Quitting a job / An organ donor #HM - ''Prelude and Fugue'' by William Hueholt   SYNOPSIS - A widow and a church musician kindle an unlikely relationship that leads to second chances for both of them.
145 - Romance / Quitting a job / An organ donor #HM - ''An Organ Donor's Heart'' by Laurie Hicks   SYNOPSIS - When a woman returns to her hometown to get a fresh start, a man from her past may be just what she needed to ‘move’ on with her life.
146 - Mystery / A written contract / A clown #1 - ''Just-In-Time'' by Faith Falters   SYNOPSIS - The drummer of a band called The Clowns suspiciously disappears at an industry event, leaving his best friend and lead singer wondering what really happened and why.
146 - Mystery / A written contract / A clown #2 - ''Frantic Antics at Ferndale Funny Farm'' by Rosemary Chapple   SYNOPSIS - Chester Chuckles, forcibly retired circus clown, moves to the Ferndale Funny Farm for retired circus artistes. It’s up to him and his new friends to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Telephone Ted from the retirement home.
146 - Mystery / A written contract / A clown #3 - ''Misconceptions'' by Summer DuPree   SYNOPSIS - A woman comes to help her sister after a horrible crime, but discovers that she might not know her own family at all.
146 - Mystery / A written contract / A clown #4 - ''The Time Capsule'' by David A.F. Brown   SYNOPSIS - A young girl goes missing in the town of Cherry Hills, sparking an old man's obsession over a forgotten time capsule.
146 - Mystery / A written contract / A clown #5 - ''Cleo's Legacy'' by Kathy Stockton   SYNOPSIS - A girl watches as her successful family is rocked

by her grandfather’s untimely death
146 - Mystery / A written contract / A clown #HM - ''Growing Pains and Clowns'' by Jennifer Stuve   SYNOPSIS - Gil is wary of the cigarettes, his sister Lil and especially the clown, but his brother George is the one in charge now.
146 - Mystery / A written contract / A clown #HM - ''Bobo'' by Bernadette Karkar   SYNOPSIS - A lonely clown can’t seem to get over his wife who left him. But when his wife also abandons their son, Bobo can’t help but wonder – where did she go, and why?
146 - Mystery / A written contract / A clown #HM - ''Clowning around'' by Kristyn Comino   SYNOPSIS - A clown prepares to perform at a children’s party, but are they going to be acting as more than just the entertainment?
147 - Horror / A one-way ticket / A mayor #1 - ''Temptation'' by JJ Mikel   SYNOPSIS - An orphan boy searches for deliverance from his desperate circumstances.
147 - Horror / A one-way ticket / A mayor #2 - ''One-Way from Wandering'' by RL Martinez   SYNOPSIS - A woman desperate to escape from her frontier town agrees to try and destroy the monster plaguing its citizens in exchange for a one-way ticket out of the territory.
147 - Horror / A one-way ticket / A mayor #3 - ''Prospect Eternal'' by Kelsey Wilson   SYNOPSIS - Drawn to a new way of life, Jess encounters a nightmare instead.
147 - Horror / A one-way ticket / A mayor #4 - ''Rajdhani Express'' by DIVYA SOOD   SYNOPSIS - The mayor travels aboard a train on a one way ticket from New Delhi to Calcutta only to find the entire train car empty. He finds company in a beautiful young woman who turns out to be an old ghost.
147 - Horror / A one-way ticket / A mayor #5 - ''One-Way Ticket'' by Sarah Pancoast   SYNOPSIS - Kaitlyn prepares to use her one-way ticket to run away from home.
147 - Horror / A one-way ticket / A mayor #HM - ''Marta'' by Sharayah Hooper   SYNOPSIS - In a town where a ticket from the mayor decides your fate, a young woman recounts the harrowing decline for posterity before her own fate is sealed.
147 - Horror / A one-way ticket / A mayor #HM - ''Suck It Up, Buttercup'' by Dana Starr   SYNOPSIS - Leslie purchased a one-way ticket to paradise. Unfortunately, that wasn’t her final destination.
147 - Horror / A one-way ticket / A mayor #HM - ''Writer's Retreat'' by Rebecca Wang   SYNOPSIS - An aspiring writer treats himself to a week-long stay in a small town to focus on his first novel, only to find that the town has a terrible secret.
148 - Historical Fiction / Pen pals / A refugee #1 - ''Dear Mee Moua'' by Christine Johnson   SYNOPSIS - On the day Mee Moua takes office as the first ever Hmong American woman elected to a U.S. state legislature, her childhood friend, Janice, remembers courageous stories of exodus and resettlement—stories that inspire her to bold action when her own adolescent life turns traumatic.
148 - Historical Fiction / Pen pals / A refugee #2 - ''A Hunter's Redemption'' by Calum Macfarlane   SYNOPSIS - In the old west of 19th Century America, after discovering an old enemy’s letter from a lover, a bounty hunter strikes up a hopeful correspondence.

 

Traveling to return his enemy’s belongings, the hunter seeks redemption and forgiveness for his own sins, learning his old enemy was a kind, loving husband who had helped a Native Indian refugee seek asylum in central Texas.
148 - Historical Fiction / Pen pals / A refugee #3 - ''A Tale of Two Shovels'' by Nicole Blackburn   SYNOPSIS - Fleeing family tragedy and the Crimean War, a young man and his mother-in-law escape to opposite corners of Europe to break ground on new lives. The only thread of connection left between them is a correspondence of the fraught memories of their beloved Yulia.
148 - Historical Fiction / Pen pals / A refugee #4 - ''Membership in the Assembly'' by Mitzi Rapkin   SYNOPSIS - A young Jewish man in ancient Israel who is dedicated to God is maimed by a Moabite while traveling with his father.  He is now a eunuch, castigated from his community and from the temple, and continues to find connection by sharing messages on a wall with his mother.
148 - Historical Fiction / Pen pals / A refugee #5 - ''Exodus'' by Elizabeth Strehl   SYNOPSIS - Ida, a young Jewish refugee fleeing Russia during the pogroms of the 1880s, battles to keep her identity and her freedom despite repeated hardship and heartache.
148 - Historical Fiction / Pen pals / A refugee #HM - ''The Language of Thirst'' by Ruth Joffre   SYNOPSIS - A mother makes her son promise to write letters to her when he enlists in the Bolivian Army in order to fight in the Chaco War. After he deserts, he continues to write letters as he flees to the United States as a refugee.
148 - Historical Fiction / Pen pals / A refugee #HM - ''The Space Between'' by Shela Ray   SYNOPSIS - When her home in Cap Français, Saint-Domingue is destroyed during the Revolution of 1793, 14-year-old Lisette embarks on a voyage to refuge in America. Her only source of strength comes from Mehdi, a boy she has never met except through letters left in the space between the wall panels of the ship.
148 - Historical Fiction / Pen pals / A refugee #HM - ''The Magic of Aubergines'' by Fran Cormack   SYNOPSIS - Refugee leaves pen pal waiting for news
149 - Sci-Fi / Child custody / A next door neighbor #1 - ''The Proxy'' by Imbi Neeme   SYNOPSIS - Prox-i it. Get someone else to live your best life for you.
149 - Sci-Fi / Child custody / A next door neighbor #2 - ''Double Helix'' by Nicholas Guerreiro   SYNOPSIS - Beatriz babysits a child and her clone while their parents negotiate a messy divorce. When the children take their future into their own hands, Beatriz is caught in the middle.
149 - Sci-Fi / Child custody / A next door neighbor #3 - ''Scraps'' by Peter Paras   SYNOPSIS - Daria gets a new neighbor.
149 - Sci-Fi / Child custody / A next door neighbor #4 - ''Motherlands'' by Vivien Tang   SYNOPSIS - The wedding of an ex prompts reflections on co-parenting a mixed race child.
149 - Sci-Fi / Child custody / A next door neighbor #5 - ''Red Papa's Love'' by sophia freire   SYNOPSIS - Life on Mars is tough, for humans and space elves alike.
149 - Sci-Fi / Child custody / A next door neighbor #HM - ''Satellites.docx'' by Kate Truby   SYNOPSIS - A mother must make a devastating choice as her son is offered the chance of a future.
149 - Sci-Fi / Child custody / A next door neighbor #HM - ''Timorundo.'' by Blake Hensley   SYNOPSIS - In the near future, the government has finally created the perfect Utopia without the presence of fear and weakness. However, there are certain things Dara cannot let go of.
149 - Sci-Fi / Child custody / A next door neighbor #HM - ''#JusticeForElliana'' by Maple Buescher   SYNOPSIS - A genius five-year-old becomes the center of political unrest in a totalitarian dystopia
150 - Romance / A camping trip / A hospice worker #1 - ''Spark'' by Janna Miller   SYNOPSIS - Programmed to care for others and not for themselves, two new co-workers try to figure out what is going on between them. The key to understanding might be in the memory of a camping trip from long ago.
150 - Romance / A camping trip / A hospice worker #2 - ''Goodbye to the Sun'' by Jess McCallie   SYNOPSIS - A couple born of love at first sight is uniquely tied to both the cosmic and earthly ways we measure the passing of time.
150 - Romance / A camping trip / A hospice worker #3 - ''A Thirty Year Itch'' by Steve Neiheisel   SYNOPSIS - A childhood friendship that culminated with a high school graduation party experience for the ages comes full circle 30 years later under unexpected circumstances
150 - Romance / A camping trip / A hospice worker #4 - ''Spring'' by Margaret Hammond   SYNOPSIS - A hospice nurse reminisces about her time with her patient's wife and dear friend
150 - Romance / A camping trip / A hospice worker #5 - ''As the River Runs'' by Allison Reed   SYNOPSIS - Hospice nurse, Mae, embarks on a weekend kayak trip to fulfill a promise made to her last patient. Along the way she meets a man that shares common ground with her.
150 - Romance / A camping trip / A hospice worker #HM - ''The Last Kiss'' by Susan Malarkey   SYNOPSIS - They thought they had all the time in the world but the world didn't have any time for them.
150 - Romance / A camping trip / A hospice worker #HM - ''Alexandria'' by Kei Munten   SYNOPSIS - Love never forgets.
150 - Romance / A camping trip / A hospice worker #HM - ''Crossways'' by Tara Lee Davis   SYNOPSIS - Twenty years ago, Inanna seized temptation but since then had cultivated a good life full of practical choices and contentment. She knew she’d been wrong to assume those impetuous feelings had faded away when an audacious possibility again knelt at her feet, but was she ready to take another risk?

 

 

 

 



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