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  An experiment

  An actor








If your story placed in the top 5 below, congratulations, you are among the 200 writers advancing to the 2nd Round kicking off at 11:59PM EDT this Thursday, March 27th!  Choosing a top 5 in each heat proved to be very difficult and everyone should be proud for rising to the challenge and creating a story from scratch in just 8 days. We hope the challenge was inspiring and you learned something about yourself as a writer!


#1 'The Audition' by Pauline Yates SYNOPSIS - A struggling actor is invited by a world renowned, yet controversial film director for a very unusual audition.

#2 'The Symbrian' by Christopher Hawton SYNOPSIS - An actor’s luck looks to have finally changed as he is offered a way into the magical world of computer game voice work. A world that may be more magical than he had expected.

#3 'Hourglasses' by Amy Butterfield SYNOPSIS - Emma is a longstanding guest of a very unusual house, one ruled by fate and circumstance in which guests must make the decision to move beyond or return to their physical self. The rules are as simple as the options, a soul for a soul, but her housemate Anthony refuses to accept the terms and attempts to outrun fate.

#4 'The Potion of Isis' by Catherine M. Walter SYNOPSIS - Isis tests a potion on one of her subjects, but Typhon steals the potion and feeds it to her.

#5 'Beyond Belowyn' by Rachel Sink SYNOPSIS - When destruction threatens the only home they've ever known, the citizens of Belowyn are forced to put their trust in the unknown. They are led by a brilliant but daredevil young actress who embraces her part in their escape as the role of a lifetime.

#Honorable Mention 'The Melting of the Mask' by Ashley Shaw SYNOPSIS - All men wear masks to protect themselves from their sins. For if their truths were ever revealed, they would be forced to face the consequences of evil.

#Honorable Mention 'The Sphere' by Kurt Erdman SYNOPSIS - I have developed my ability to shape worlds and fashion the destinies of civilizations. Possessing power as perfectly complete and faultless as mine does not mean existence is without its challenges.

#Honorable Mention 'The Women' by amy conway SYNOPSIS - The Woman came and the sun became hard and the moon disappeared, forcing the remembrance of myth and power.


Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
16 Blake Boston San Francisco    
16 Butterfield Amy Sherwood Park AB CA
16 conway amy portland OR US
16 Erdman Kurt  Pensacola FL US
16 Harden Shara Kennewick WA US
16 Hawton Chris Fleet Hampshire GB
16 Hill Greg Boston MA US
16 Jansen Marc Columbia SC US
16 Jay Elisa Morton Grove IL US
16 McNally Shannon Milwaukee WI US
16 Mecum Jen Brooklyn NY US
16 Merow Scott Albuquerque NM US
16 Nasser Calista Brooklyn NY US
16 O' Brien Orla Ireland   IE
16 O'Brien Kelly BROOKLYN NY US
16 Shaw Ashley Scotch Plains NJ US
16 Sink Rachel Harrisburg PA US
16 Trainor Andrew Los Angeles CA US
16 Venezia Victoria Staten Island NY US
16 Walter Catherine M. New York NY US
16 Washington Cynthia Denver CO US
16 Wright Jennifer "Esme" Brooklyn NY US
16 Yates Pauline Ocean View QLD AU
16 ZIMMER Henry Palm Desert CA US








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