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Originally posted by CraftyCJ CraftyCJ wrote:

I got group 75, Historical Fiction, a seized plot of land, a rope.

Chalutzim

Binyamin thought he was being a patriot when he offered seven milk-churns to his friend Avraham in July of 1946. When he realizes that many dozens of people died as a result, he must come to grips with those consequences.


Group 75 represent!

I guess we all feel this way about our respective genres, but...historical fiction in 1,000 was hard! Didn't love my story, so I'm glad that it will be factored in with a second story's score. Cry

Group 75: Historical Fiction - A Seized Plot of Land - A Rope

This Land Is Our Land
It's 1935, central Oklahoma: Vera and Ruben have fought long and hard to save their farm from the creditors, but three summers of no rain and nightly dust storms has broken them. When a storm traps them overnight, Vera must entertain the Tulsa banker who has come to sign away their land.

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Originally posted by annelindleyk annelindleyk wrote:

Group 33-- a ghost story, in a boathouse, with a sandbag.

I got tips from friends who know a lot more about birds than I do.


The Last One

Fred Sterling was obsessed by a rare bird, not to mention young, wealthy, and doomed. Grad student Isabel Hicks shares his obsession, but can she escape his fate?





This is an excellent synopsis. Nice work.
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Originally posted by readingrid readingrid wrote:

Group 75 represent!

I guess we all feel this way about our respective genres, but...historical fiction in 1,000 was hard! Didn't love my story, so I'm glad that it will be factored in with a second story's score. Cry

Group 75: Historical Fiction - A Seized Plot of Land - A Rope

This Land Is Our Land
It's 1935, central Oklahoma: Vera and Ruben have fought long and hard to save their farm from the creditors, but three summers of no rain and nightly dust storms has broken them. When a storm traps them overnight, Vera must entertain the Tulsa banker who has come to sign away their land.



REALLY looking forward to reading this one!
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I had mystery, a stockroom, and a set of antlers.

I titled my story "Heatwave".

A detective investigates a murder during one of the hottest months on record.
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Turing is a vague nod in the story. More of an unspoken underlayer if you know about the machines. :)

Originally posted by MattrickBT MattrickBT wrote:

Originally posted by LaissezFaire LaissezFaire wrote:


Group 34:   historical fiction / university library / microphone


Enigma


In 1964, an MIT graduate student rebuilds her father’s antique wireless radio and spends late nights listening to and decoding amateur Morse code broadcasts. After stumbling upon an encrypted message she was never supposed to hear, she finds herself fighting to stay one step ahead of the bodies.


Turing reference what?

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Group 55
Horror/A Supermarket/An Earring

There's No Place Like Home

After a successful stint starring at a Sacramento Summer Stock Theatre, Wendy’s excited to return home. But first, she needs to make a chick stop for some groceries.    


Okay, had to laugh. Fiddling with the synopsis before an evening event, I managed to mess it up and, of course, not see it until now.  Hah! Chick stop! Should've been quick stop...but she is a chick, so...C'est la vie.  
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Originally posted by Andrea Andrea wrote:

Group 55
Horror/A Supermarket/An Earring

There's No Place Like Home

After a successful stint starring at a Sacramento Summer Stock Theatre, Wendy’s excited to return home. But first, she needs to make a chick stop for some groceries.    


Okay, had to laugh. Fiddling with the synopsis before an evening event, I managed to mess it up and, of course, not see it until now.  Hah! Chick stop! Should've been quick stop...but she is a chick, so...C'est la vie.  

I kinda like it. Feels like focalisation. Like something the character would say themselves.
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Originally posted by number13 number13 wrote:

Originally posted by Andrea Andrea wrote:

Group 55
Horror/A Supermarket/An Earring

There's No Place Like Home

After a successful stint starring at a Sacramento Summer Stock Theatre, Wendy’s excited to return home. But first, she needs to make a chick stop for some groceries.    


Okay, had to laugh. Fiddling with the synopsis before an evening event, I managed to mess it up and, of course, not see it until now.  Hah! Chick stop! Should've been quick stop...but she is a chick, so...C'est la vie.  

I kinda like it. Feels like focalisation. Like something the character would say themselves.
 LOL, and you know what? She would. But, unfortunately she doesn't in the body of the story!  
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Group 69: Drama, A Beauty Pageant, A Cash Register


Decidedly Beautiful

A young man wrestles with the true definition of beauty when his differently-abled sister enters a pageant.
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Me too!
Drama/A Cybercafe/A Snail

Residue 

At this Terrarium Cafe, a mother is paralyzed by a gradual and chilling realization about her son.

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