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Fairy Tale
Breaking a rule
A pacifist



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 'The Tale of Peaceful Jack' by Dave Weber SYNOPSIS - Young Jack sets out to make his fortune with only a few simple tools and the belief that peace and cleverness are better than violence. When the king asks Jack for help fighting three fearsome beasts, he soon learns defeating monsters may be easier than earning a princess’ love.

#2 'Joybringer' by Dorothy Angle SYNOPSIS - An elf must escape an enchanted maze to return home. Unbeknownst to her, either her kingdom or her captor will perish without her.

#3 'Naia of Errd' by Theresa Guzman Stokes SYNOPSIS - A powerless fairy princess discovers that power comes in surprising forms

#4 'Princess Scarlet' by Lisa Grimes SYNOPSIS - Princess Scarlet hates everything. When she gets into a tight spot, a white bird comes to her rescue.

#Honorable Mention 'The Art of the Bargain' by Kim Davis SYNOPSIS - A young man happens upon an altercation between two drunks, and finds himself learning the art of bargaining with a leprechaun.

#Honorable Mention 'The Fighting Prince' by David Neal SYNOPSIS - A peaceful Prince refuses to fight when his father's kingdom is attacked. Facing banishment, he wishes for a miracle and discovers a mysterious weapon that he must decide whether to use.

#Honorable Mention 'The Guardians of Willow' by Allison Spooner SYNOPSIS - A child born from war finds peace under the safe shelter of the surrounding woods. But, when that peace is disturbed by the only human she loves, she must face violence to protect her peaceful guardians.

#Honorable Mention 'The Woodcutter' by Sara Birnbaum SYNOPSIS - A peaceful carpenter finds that his entire world balances on the edge of a blade.



2nd Round Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
5 Angle Dorothy Sterling VA US
5 Birnbaum Sara Clayton WA US
5 Cardoza Sara San Diego CA US
5 Cole Jack Brixton London GB
5 Davis Kimberly Madisonville TX US
5 Edmunds Lindsay Venetia PA US
5 Eltringham Emma Norwich Norfolk GB
5 Frischhertz Lisa Metairie LA US
5 Gilmartin Jessica Depew NY US
5 Grimes Lisa Williamsburg VA US
5 Guzman Stokes Theresa Middletown RI US
5 Kahnke Kara Tempe AZ US
5 Kendall Ericka Seattle WA US
5 Lambert Cody Branchland WV US
5 Larcombe Nik Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire GB
5 Lee Hyeon New York NY US
5 Mentele Lori Shoreline WA US
5 Murphy Breene Laguna Beach CA US
5 Neal David Goulceby Lincolnshire GB
5 Richards Annesophia Wilmington NC US
5 Shingwekar Alka Fremont CA US
5 Spooner Allison Haslett MI US
5 Starr Bonnie Greenback TN US
5 Stewart-Gallant Tasha creemore ON CA
5 Thomas William Powell WY US
5 Tranum Sara Bridgewater VA US
5 Turner-Cohen Alex Greenwich NSW AU
5 Varga Edward Richmond IL US
5 Weber Dave San Diego CA US
5 Wintersteen Benjamin Chandler AZ US





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