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Topic: Round 3 Titles and Synopses
Posted By: jdadams1
Subject: Round 3 Titles and Synopses
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:07am
We are officially past the deadline, so y'all can post your titles and synopses! 

Do not post a link to your story until you get an email from NYC Midnight saying you can (probably comes Tuesday or earlier).

Here's mine:

The Well-trained Thing in Constance’s Dress

 A renowned man of science impresses all his party guests with his latest accomplishment. All his party guests, save one.




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http://bit.ly/2ATpKqD" rel="nofollow - MF1 -horror
http://bit.ly/2VSjpWb" rel="nofollow - SS1 -romance
http://bit.ly/2pjPmuP" rel="nofollow - FF2 -ghost story



Replies:
Posted By: Briana Una
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:12am
Good Boy Anyway

Sometimes grave-diggers dig people up as well as bury them. That’s supposed to be a trade secret, but a man can have no secrets from a bride gone up to Heaven.


Posted By: regannoelle
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:17am

Seven Steps to Burying a Body

This is how you say goodbye.





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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic30666_post320580.html#320580" rel="nofollow - FFC R3 Suspense "Christmas Morning"


Posted By: roccapia
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:28am
THE TWITCHING HOUR

When visions of an open grave fill Annette's dreams, she heads to the House of Madame Benoit for answers. But these visions might be more complex than even the great Dream Interpreter herself can handle.


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MF R1: https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic24107_post304513.html#304513" rel="nofollow - Lake Pikopski



Posted By: Mystic Platypus
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:42am
The Man with the Golden Shovel

Fed up with a less-than-ideal situation at home,

Mrs. Harper cannot resist the tempting offer of a mysterious salesman.



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MicroR1: https://bit.ly/2Mpc4sY" rel="nofollow - The Doorway to Second Chances
FFR2: https://bit.ly/2QlpnOy" rel="nofollow - Through Hell & Hemorrhoids


Posted By: JBone3000
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:48am
AFTER THE MASQUERADE
A soldier returns from war, but the war follows him home.


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2019 - R3 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r3-after-the-masquerade_topic21203.html" rel="nofollow - After the Masquerade


Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:59am
Originally posted by roccapia roccapia wrote:

THE TWITCHING HOUR

When visions of an open grave fill Annette's dreams, she heads to the House of Madame Benoit for answers. But these visions might be more complex than even the great Dream Interpreter herself can handle.

Great title!


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http://bit.ly/2VSjpWb" rel="nofollow - SS1 -romance
http://bit.ly/2pjPmuP" rel="nofollow - FF2 -ghost story


Posted By: regannoelle
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 1:14am
Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

We are officially past the deadline, so y'all can post your titles and synopses! 

Do not post a link to your story until you get an email from NYC Midnight saying you can (probably comes Tuesday or earlier).

Here's mine:

The Well-trained Thing in Constance’s Dress

 A renowned man of science impresses all his party guests with his latest accomplishment. All his party guests, save one.



 
This title already has me hooked.


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic30666_post320580.html#320580" rel="nofollow - FFC R3 Suspense "Christmas Morning"


Posted By: lgeverdell
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 2:51am

True Dead

An old-hand and her newest rookie guard a graveyard against the nasty side effects of a miracle drug


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SSC19 R1 - Dark Roast - 1st
SSC2019 R2 - Voices - 1st
https://tinyurl.com/y3dgll6p" rel="nofollow - SSC19 R3 - True Dead


Posted By: Heartstart
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 4:43am
Aw man, all of these titles and synopses sound great! Not sure how my story is going to stack up! 

Anyway, here's mine:

Nightmare at Six Feet Below

 

 

Justin – newly recovered from a nervous breakdown – accompanies his wife on a hike through Bow River Canyon. But their trip soon descends into a nightmare when their tour guide Chad takes them off the beaten path.




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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r3-nightmare-at-six-feet-below_topic21229.html" rel="nofollow - R3 Nightmare at Six Feet Below


Posted By: jsully519
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 6:53am
Good luck, everyone!

REST IN PEACE
A teenaged girl mourns the loss of a life at a small, private cemetery. 


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https://tinyurl.com/ybk633lb" rel="nofollow - Challenge2
Challenge3


Posted By: Jhill
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 8:08am
These all sound so good! I can't wait to read them. Good luck everyone!


Black Market
Two men: one laden with desperation, the other steeped in greed.
This is the story of the consequences that follow in their unholy wake.




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Flash R3 GR20 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic30595_post320313.html#320313" rel="nofollow - The Curiosity Loop
Micro R1 GR32 First to Market


Posted By: SEHBicycle
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 10:11am
Digging My Own Grave

Between the “Eau de Formaldehyde” clinging to her hair and the stigma of living across from the cemetery, shy Evie Oller endures chronic mocking while evading her high school’s cliques. But when her dad speaks at career day, she’ll wish she could dive head-first into one of their fresh graves.


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Shari
https://tinyurl.com/y5o2adfx" rel="nofollow - The Sunrise of My Dreams, FFC ch2 Gr13, 5th place
https://tinyurl.com/y3pgqryn" rel="nofollow - Blown-Gasket Blues, FFC ch1 Gr13, 12th


Posted By: Nicole622
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 10:47am
These are all so intriguing! Awesome to see the many different directions people went in. Here's mine:


The Hero of the Hill

In the midst of magical warfare and a rapidly spreading sickness, the village on the hill has desperate need of a hero. 
Orra and her sister have a chance to obtain the cure, but at what cost? 


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r1h23-old-self-drama_topic22750.html" rel="nofollow - Old Self, FFC R1, 1st


Posted By: Angara
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 10:48am



A Story for Persephone
Let us tell you of the time before you were born, when we lived beneath the earth, alongside all the dead we had buried, and never knew the sun.






Posted By: Nicole622
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 10:58am
Originally posted by Angara Angara wrote:




A Story for Persephone
Let us tell you of the time before you were born, when we lived beneath the earth, alongside all the dead we had buried, and never knew the sun.





Shocked THIS SOUNDS AWESOME!


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r1h23-old-self-drama_topic22750.html" rel="nofollow - Old Self, FFC R1, 1st


Posted By: Cosima
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 12:37pm
Call of the Void

A mysterious affliction is causing colonists on Jupiter’s moon Europa to die by suicide. Commander Hennepin is certain he has everything under control, but a defiant young astronaut may force him to take drastic measures.




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SSC R3: https://bit.ly/2X2YRtX" rel="nofollow - Call of the Void (HM)
SSC R2: https://bit.ly/2uZBzJ3" rel="nofollow - Cinna's List (Thriller) (2nd)
SSC R1: Angie (Suspense) (1st)


Posted By: Briana Una
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 1:03pm
Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

A renowned man of
science impresses all his party guests with his latest accomplishment. All his
party guests, save one.





These were my sleep-deprived thoughts about your title/synopsis at 1 a.m. this morning:

Did -- did you write The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Is the unimpressed party guest Columbia? ("He's okay!") Dr. Frank N. Furter IS a renowned man of science...

Also, now I'm singing "Wild and [a Well-Trained] Thing" in my head.

In all seriousness, this sounds great! But I was too amused not to share where my brain immediately, unreasonably went...


Posted By: Briana Una
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 1:13pm
Originally posted by Angara Angara wrote:

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OOOOOOOOOOH.


Posted By: Briana Una
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 1:15pm
Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

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Loved your story last round, and SO excited to read this! Intrigued!


Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 2:08pm
Originally posted by Briana Una Briana Una wrote:

Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

A renowned man of
science impresses all his party guests with his latest accomplishment. All his
party guests, save one.





These were my sleep-deprived thoughts about your title/synopsis at 1 a.m. this morning:

Did -- did you write The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Is the unimpressed party guest Columbia? ("He's okay!") Dr. Frank N. Furter IS a renowned man of science...

Also, now I'm singing "Wild and [a Well-Trained] Thing" in my head.

In all seriousness, this sounds great! But I was too amused not to share where my brain immediately, unreasonably went...

Haha! No, it's not Rocky Horror, and I hadn't even thought of that, though I suppose it does share some similarities! I consider it a Lovecraftian/farce/romantic tragedy. 


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http://bit.ly/2ATpKqD" rel="nofollow - MF1 -horror
http://bit.ly/2VSjpWb" rel="nofollow - SS1 -romance
http://bit.ly/2pjPmuP" rel="nofollow - FF2 -ghost story


Posted By: Cosima
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 2:41pm
Originally posted by SEHBicycle SEHBicycle wrote:

Digging My Own Grave

Between the “Eau de Formaldehyde” clinging to her hair and the stigma of living across from the cemetery, shy Evie Oller endures chronic mocking while evading her high school’s cliques. But when her dad speaks at career day, she’ll wish she could dive head-first into one of their fresh graves.

This sounds brilliant. LOL


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SSC R3: https://bit.ly/2X2YRtX" rel="nofollow - Call of the Void (HM)
SSC R2: https://bit.ly/2uZBzJ3" rel="nofollow - Cinna's List (Thriller) (2nd)
SSC R1: Angie (Suspense) (1st)


Posted By: SJR090
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 2:47pm


Low

Caroline always had the money to get George out of trouble. Now that she’s gone, he finds another way for her to pay off his debt.


It's really weird to see all these synopses that allude to so many different genres! Very excited to start reading.


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https://bit.ly/2KrfYDX" rel="nofollow - SSC 2019 R2 G12 "The Pilgrim"


Posted By: larob
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 3:44pm
I really enjoyed this round! Here’s mine...

The Dead Don’t Lie
Whoever coined the phrase ’as silent as the grave’ should spend some time in my head.


Posted By: Michelle75
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 6:59pm
To Live or Die

  

Synopsis: Catherine, a medical student, mourns the loss of a friend and classmate after she commits suicide. 


(My title and synopsis sound lame compared to the rest of yours. Btw, this is my first time posting. I'm not sure how this forum works, but I'm jumping in.)



Posted By: SLK43
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 7:05pm
Wow. I'm blown away by what I've read so far - and very intimidated...
Here's mine

Daisy Chain 

"The choices we make every minute of every day can contribute to making someone's life a little bit better or worse even without intending to." Chikamso Efobi

I feel like I've copped out a bit using a quote....  




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CH1 GR53 - Waiting For Mel
CH2 GR8 - https://bit.ly/2NLEI9m" rel="nofollow - An Exaggerated Death
MF R1 G42
https://bit.ly/34ZZ8kS" rel="nofollow - -Going Somewhere?


Posted By: SLK43
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 7:06pm
Originally posted by Michelle75 Michelle75 wrote:

To Live or Die

  

Synopsis: Catherine, a medical student, mourns the loss of a friend and classmate after she commits suicide. 


(My title and synopsis sound lame compared to the rest of yours. Btw, this is my first time posting. I'm not sure how this forum works, but I'm jumping in.)

Hi Michelle! Welcome to the forum - you're going to love it Wink And it doesn't sound lame to me!


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CH1 GR53 - Waiting For Mel
CH2 GR8 - https://bit.ly/2NLEI9m" rel="nofollow - An Exaggerated Death
MF R1 G42
https://bit.ly/34ZZ8kS" rel="nofollow - -Going Somewhere?


Posted By: Michelle75
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 7:48pm
I used a quote in my story. I think using one for your synopsis is a great idea because I'm sure it 'works.' Good luck! Have you heard when we should expect results?


Posted By: SLK43
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 7:58pm
Originally posted by Michelle75 Michelle75 wrote:

I used a quote in my story. I think using one for your synopsis is a great idea because I'm sure it 'works.' Good luck! Have you heard when we should expect results?

Pretty sure the date is July 10th - long time away!! Also, a tip if you want to ask someone a direct question in the forum click on the quote button for the post. That way you get the post repeated and everyone knows exactly who/what your talking about Smile It took me ages to figure this out....


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CH1 GR53 - Waiting For Mel
CH2 GR8 - https://bit.ly/2NLEI9m" rel="nofollow - An Exaggerated Death
MF R1 G42
https://bit.ly/34ZZ8kS" rel="nofollow - -Going Somewhere?


Posted By: katevconway
Date Posted: 19 May 2019 at 11:28pm

Dear John


One of the side effects of living is the business of dying. A Transcender meets a beautiful client and, after her clever seduction, everyone gets their just desserts.



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SSC 2019 Finalist


Posted By: larob
Date Posted: 20 May 2019 at 1:19am
Originally posted by Michelle75 Michelle75 wrote:

To Live or Die

  

Synopsis: Catherine, a medical student, mourns the loss of a friend and classmate after she commits suicide. 


(My title and synopsis sound lame compared to the rest of yours. Btw, this is my first time posting. I'm not sure how this forum works, but I'm jumping in.)


Sounds really intriguing! I’m a forum first timer too...


Posted By: thaliahalloran
Date Posted: 20 May 2019 at 5:33am
Blanca the Beautiful

When the heartbroken Don Carmelo passes through a mountain village one night, he is not at all prepared for the women he finds. The consequences of one ill-made bargain follow him to the grave.


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R3: https://bit.ly/2w9l2Tx" rel="nofollow - Blanca the Beautiful


Posted By: Scjensen
Date Posted: 20 May 2019 at 11:21am
These all sound great! Here’s mine:

The Caulbearer

Four friends go ghost hunting after school and get more than they bargained for.


Posted By: Jhill
Date Posted: 20 May 2019 at 2:16pm
These all sound fantastic! I feel like the prompt was pretty good this time. Can't wait to read them all. :)

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Flash R3 GR20 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic30595_post320313.html#320313" rel="nofollow - The Curiosity Loop
Micro R1 GR32 First to Market


Posted By: melodywingfield
Date Posted: 20 May 2019 at 3:25pm
Life’s Work


Things just haven’t been the same since the accident. On the first day of his new job, Al digs himself in too deep with his new boss, who may be more than he seems.



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RD1 GR17: https://bit.ly/2YhgqKG" rel="nofollow - Night Flowers
Visit my website (Homepage link in Member profile): www.melodywingfield.com
Listen to my writing tips podcast: www.methodandmuse.com


Posted By: The_Duke
Date Posted: 25 May 2019 at 9:37pm
On The Whole

 “Oh, the humanity!” – Herbert Morrison, on reporting the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. Three words that the Gravedigger could not have agreed more with.




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FFC 2019 R1: https://tinyurl.com/y6e23r5x" rel="nofollow - Code of Conduct
FFC 2019 R2: https://tinyurl.com/yxt4whyz" rel="nofollow - The Sapphire of the Outer Arc



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