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Body dysmorphic disorder
A chocolatier



If your story is listed below in the top 4, congratulations on advancing to the 3rd and final round kicking off at 11:59PM EDT this Friday, April 29th!  Regardless of how you placed, everyone should be proud of making it to the 2nd Round from an original field of over 2,000 writers and rising to each challenge along the way.  Best of luck to the finalists this weekend and thank you again to everyone for participating! 


#1 'Incomplete Moon' by Kevlin Henney SYNOPSIS - Dilara, a chocolatier in the Maker Quarter, is awoken in the middle of the night accused of using magic in her preparations. The accusation reveals a deceit that Dilara seeks to avenge.

#2 'The Watching Glass' by Kelsey Wilson SYNOPSIS - Az is finally granted entrance into secretive Whim, but expectations and reality clash, with surprising results.

#3 'Beautiful Things' by Corrie Adams SYNOPSIS - Lola, a gifted chocolatier, keeps herself hidden from the world because of her hideous appearance. She has seen beautiful things by way of her motherís magic and, although she knows she doesnít deserve them, she longs for beautiful things of her own.

#4 'She Wants to be a Unicorn' by Jessica Clark SYNOPSIS - Margaret the Pegasus has always hated her wings. She enlists the help of her chocolatier friend to remove them, but does she learn quickly that you should be careful what you wish for?

#Honorable Mention 'Guillaume Versmeech' by Elizabeth Heald SYNOPSIS - An enchanted chocolatier must come to terms with himself

#Honorable Mention 'Smooth' by MJ Eissler SYNOPSIS - Life in the public eye becomes increasing painful for a less-than-perfect model.

#Honorable Mention 'Sweet Dreams' by Sally Brockway SYNOPSIS - When a boy helps a master chocolatier with an impossible project, he repays him with some magic confectionary.

#Honorable Mention 'The Execution of the Chocolatier' by Amy Zipperer SYNOPSIS - A young girl, traumatized by the execution of a would-be suitor, develops an unhealthy obsession with her thighs.


2nd Round Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
3 Adams Corrie Newmarket ON CA
3 Breen Bianca Maida Vale WA AU
3 Brockway Sally Kingston Surrey GB
3 Cannon Janet Cape Girardeau MO US
3 Clark Jessica Calgary AB CA
3 Devine Jenna Dallas TX US
3 Eissler MJ Oshawa ON CA
3 Heald Elizabeth Portland OR US
3 Henney Kevlin Bristol Bristol GB
3 Kaseler Michelle Tucson AZ US
3 Kobayashi Juli New York NY US
3 Macfarlane Calum Reading Berkshire GB
3 MacLeod Hailey Dundas ON CA
3 Maynard Storme Mission KS US
3 Myerson Daniel Chicago IL US
3 Neuschaefer Frank Chicago IL US
3 Ni Eideain Louisa New York NY US
3 Ochoco Jonathan San Francisco CA US
3 Roberts Abby Fort Collins CO US
3 Roe Samuel Kearns UT US
3 Rose Laurie West Branch MI US
3 ruiz am Sint Stevens Woluwe   BE
3 Sanger Jeffrey Tempe AZ US
3 Senese Fred Frostburg MD US
3 Shroff Mona Columbia MD US
3 van der Kwast Jennifer Amsterdam   NL
3 Viner Tyrel Twentynine Palms CA US
3 Werking Wells Loey Portland OR US
3 Wilson Kelsey Sylvan Lake AB CA
3 Zipperer Amy Milledgeville GA US





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