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Topic: Challenge 1 Titles and Synopses
Posted By: steph9289
Subject: Challenge 1 Titles and Synopses
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2019 at 11:56pm
Starting this early because I am ready for BED! Haha. List your group, title, and synopsis below!

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Posted By: steph9289
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2019 at 11:59pm
Group 3: Sci-Fi / A camping site / A sewing machine


Sew Out of Time
Can a teenage boy mend the time-meddling mistakes of his peers before it's too late?


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Short Screen R1G1 https://bit.ly/2VNKxWa" rel="nofollow - Once Upon a Farm
Micro Fiction R1G8 https://bit.ly/2MlD1yL" rel="nofollow - Expanding Vocabularies


Posted By: Mr. Blonde
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2019 at 11:59pm
Group 111: Sci-Fi, Casino, Paper Shredder.

Title: I Remember Tomorrow.

Synopsis: A suicidal gambler with a tragic history tries to gamble for good memories, but finds that no matter how bad things are, they can always get worse.

Good luck to everyone who entered. For my first time doing this one, this was really fun. =)


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"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."


Posted By: spicklerbalt
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:01am
Group 116: Fairy tale/A family reunion/A fireplace

The Servant and Two Masters

Alessandro wants desperately to be a nobleman, but when he becomes one quickly and easily, there are repercussions.


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/c2-g116-mr-prentisss-gambit-spy_topic23253.html" rel="nofollow - FFC 2019 Ch 2, Gr 116 Mr. Prentiss's Gambit
FFC 2019 Ch 1, Gr 116 The Servant and Two Masters


Posted By: TrishArrowsmith
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:01am
Group 121:
Genre: Thriller
Location: An Underpass
Object: A Suitcase
 

Night of the Cobra 

Johnny is a bachelor, a hit with the ladies, and considers himself lucky in life. Tonight, his luck will run out.

 



Posted By: BeckyG515
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:03am
Group 110: Political Satire / All you can eat restaurant / a fire hose

America’s Least Racist Restaurant

A New York businessman is bringing the old American buffet back into vogue with a new fancy twist, inspired by our lady president. His newest hire will be key in making The Greatest American Buffet a welcome place for all Americans.


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Ch1 Gp110 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/ch1-gp110-americas-least-racist-restaurant_topic22690.html" rel="nofollow - AmericasLeastRacistRestaurant


Posted By: reiale
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:03am
Group 106: Sci-fi, A  Beauty Pageant,  Goggles

Eye of the Beholder

Once a year, society’s wealthy and elite gather for a pageant showcasing the latest in cosmetic augmentation.  Physician Aleksandar is delighted to present his surgical masterpiece, a model named Topaz.



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2019 MFC R1 G16 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic24164_post305240.html#305240" rel="nofollow - Black Hole-in-One


Posted By: piedraven
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:03am
Group 30: Drama/an operating room/ravioli

Sea Star
A story about the sea, the stars and those who are curious about the deep.





Posted By: astridmarx
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:04am
Group 108: Ghost story / music festival / rubber gloves

Title: Welcome to Paradise 

Synopsis: The Paradise Music Festival: Where the drinks are free and the music is haunting

Harder than I thought!


Posted By: spicklerbalt
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:04am
Originally posted by BeckyG515 BeckyG515 wrote:

Group 110: Political Satire / All you can eat restaurant / a fire hose 

America’s Least Racist Restaurant

A New York businessman is bringing the old American buffet back into vogue with a new fancy twist, inspired by our lady president. His newest hire will be key in making The Greatest American Buffet a welcome place for all Americans. 
I can’t wait to read this.


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/c2-g116-mr-prentisss-gambit-spy_topic23253.html" rel="nofollow - FFC 2019 Ch 2, Gr 116 Mr. Prentiss's Gambit
FFC 2019 Ch 1, Gr 116 The Servant and Two Masters


Posted By: hanalyst
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:04am
Group 27: Historical Fiction / Fire Station / Mosquito Net

Fall of the Angels

In the wake of a Catholic school fire, a reporter finds the truth reduced to ash.



My brain really hurts after cramming so much research, but I found out my mom's friend's brother died in this fire--AFTER I chose to write about it. Shocked



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Posted By: Steve I
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:05am
Group 26: A Crime Caper - An auto-parts store - a pug

Heat
Wanda knows that champions are born, not made, and she will do whatever it takes to achieve her goals.


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Posted By: td333777
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:06am
Group 94: Ghost story/car rental center/mousetrap

                                      Upgrade

               "The customer is always right" has limits.


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SSC 2018 - 2nd place
FFC 2017 - 1st place


Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:07am
111: Sci-Fi / Casino / Paper Shredder

The Odds Are Even

As they turn eighteen, half of humanity’s lowest-caste females will be subject to forced sterilization, the others offered a limited window to pursue motherhood. Chance will determine their fate – will the odds be in Allie’s favor?




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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic30713_post321006.html#321006" rel="nofollow - FFC R3 Thriller!
https://bit.ly/2nQIiFf" rel="nofollow - Short Screenplay Challenge 1...So Romantic! Swoon!


Posted By: bchabek
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:07am
Group 116: Fairy tale/A family reunion/A fireplace
“For the Wealth of Family”
A man forgets that asking a witch for help with money can come at a price too steep to pay.


Posted By: BeckyG515
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:07am
Thanks I had fun with this.

Originally posted by spicklerbalt spicklerbalt wrote:

Originally posted by BeckyG515 BeckyG515 wrote:

Group 110: Political Satire / All you can eat restaurant / a fire hose 

America’s Least Racist Restaurant

A New York businessman is bringing the old American buffet back into vogue with a new fancy twist, inspired by our lady president. His newest hire will be key in making The Greatest American Buffet a welcome place for all Americans. 
I can’t wait to read this.




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Ch1 Gp110 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/ch1-gp110-americas-least-racist-restaurant_topic22690.html" rel="nofollow - AmericasLeastRacistRestaurant


Posted By: Lookit There
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:08am
Group 105: Suspense, A detoxification center, A blackboard

Graduation

Welcome to Graduation Day at The Institute.
         No cake or party hats, just armed guards and paranoia.


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FF 2: https://tinyurl.com/y5wjptmh" rel="nofollow - Sales Tip #27
MF 1: https://tinyurl.com/y3v8czhs" rel="nofollow - Holding Hands


Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:08am
Originally posted by Mr. Blonde Mr. Blonde wrote:

Group 111: Sci-Fi, Casino, Paper Shredder.

Title: I Remember Tomorrow.

Synopsis: A suicidal gambler with a tragic history tries to gamble for good memories, but finds that no matter how bad things are, they can always get worse.

Good luck to everyone who entered. For my first time doing this one, this was really fun. =)

Heatmate! This sounds awesome. Hope you post to the forum when we get the all-clear. Smile


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic30713_post321006.html#321006" rel="nofollow - FFC R3 Thriller!
https://bit.ly/2nQIiFf" rel="nofollow - Short Screenplay Challenge 1...So Romantic! Swoon!


Posted By: jpronovost523
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:09am
93- Thriller, Hotel, Calculator

Coordinates

An ICE agent catches up with a sex trafficker- if only she had brought backup.


Posted By: Viktrune
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:10am
Group 9: Suspense/Morgue/A Remote Control

Title: The Caldwell Dragon

Synopsis: A young man goes searching for clues to his Aunt’s mysterious death, and finds himself at the discovery that the tales he’d been told as a child were true.




Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:10am
All the Years Like Yesterdays Departed
Fantasy | Railroad Dining Car | Toy Giraffe

Synopsis: The Queen of Clouds is wearied by life and by grief. Her loyal bard will give her surcease from her pains, if she but lets him minister.



First Line: On Midsummer Day my queen was taken to live in blessed harmony with the ancestors...


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FFC2019 C3 G01 | http://bit.ly/2XcEkUs" rel="nofollow - Moonstone Madness
SSP2019 C1 G20 | http://bit.ly/2MjG0rE" rel="nofollow - Doesn't Have the Range


Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:10am
Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Group 105: Suspense, A detoxification center, A blackboard

Graduation

Welcome to Graduation Day at The Institute.
         No cake or party hats, just armed guards and paranoia.

Missed you this time in beta! Can't wait to read!


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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic30713_post321006.html#321006" rel="nofollow - FFC R3 Thriller!
https://bit.ly/2nQIiFf" rel="nofollow - Short Screenplay Challenge 1...So Romantic! Swoon!


Posted By: NYCNewbie
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:10am
Group 26
Crime Caper / An auto parts store / A pug


The Things We Do for Love
In an attempt to save both his failing business and his marriage, an auto parts store owner takes drastic action. However, is it one step too far?



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https://tinyurl.com/y5jzy48e" rel="nofollow - R2 FF
https://bit.ly/34U5Fxw" rel="nofollow - R3 FF


Posted By: Noel Alcoba
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:10am
Group 18
Mystery / A dog show / A stethoscope

ROUND UP THE USUAL SUS-PETS


A retired police dog sniffs his way through the Westminster Dog Show to track down an old friend. He discovers that slobbering after the Best in Show award is a bone of contention that could land someone in the doghouse.




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Flash Ch2 Grp 18 https://tinyurl.com/y2cx5639" rel="nofollow - Chili Dogs and Green Body Paint

Micro Ch1/Grp21 https://tinyurl.com/yx8mca2f" rel="nofollow - More Than You Know


Posted By: Mr. Blonde
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:11am
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Originally posted by Mr. Blonde Mr. Blonde wrote:

Group 111: Sci-Fi, Casino, Paper Shredder.

Title: I Remember Tomorrow.

Synopsis: A suicidal gambler with a tragic history tries to gamble for good memories, but finds that no matter how bad things are, they can always get worse.

Good luck to everyone who entered. For my first time doing this one, this was really fun. =)

Heatmate! This sounds awesome. Hope you post to the forum when we get the all-clear. Smile


Looks like we'll have to swap. My money's (see what I did there?) on you to come out on top of me here. =)

EDIT: That said, I really lamented not having another 1,000 words. This was so much darker in the original version.


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"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."


Posted By: sinister
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:12am
Thriller, mask, bridge

A Manifestation

 

 

 

Synopsis: A man leaves a protest.  Darkness follows.





Posted By: jeanbrown
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:12am
46 -Fantasy, A market, A rope swing

The Witching Hour                  

Synopsis: When her daughter is put under a spell, a mother seeks out a pirate's treasure to break the curse. 



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FF2 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic23312_post295964.html#295964" rel="nofollow - Moving Day For A Queen


Posted By: Lookit There
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:12am
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Group 105: Suspense, A detoxification center, A blackboard

Graduation

Welcome to Graduation Day at The Institute.
         No cake or party hats, just armed guards and paranoia.

Missed you this time in beta! Can't wait to read!
About ten minutes after I submitted, I thought, "Wait, I never sent this to Lisa." We'll beta swap next round, promise!


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FF 2: https://tinyurl.com/y5wjptmh" rel="nofollow - Sales Tip #27
MF 1: https://tinyurl.com/y3v8czhs" rel="nofollow - Holding Hands


Posted By: Talia
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:12am

Group 110 Prompts: Political Satire, an all-you-can-eat restaurant, and a fire hose.


Title: Girl on Fire: A Story from the Pro-Life Generation

 

Brief Synopsis:  The youngest of fourteen children catches fire while her family is eating lunch and pocketing dinner rolls at an all-you-can-eat restaurant.  After the fire goes out, it takes more than just a Mamma to take care of all her children.




Posted By: miwseshat
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:13am
Group 87 - Thriller, Bridge, Mask


Nyla

A woman risks injury and death to get needed information to her colleagues.



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2019 C1 https://bit.ly/30H6asL" rel="nofollow - Nyla (8 pts.)
2018 C2 Betting On Love (3 pts.)
2018 C1 The Greenho


Posted By: Splinker
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:14am
Group 25
Scifi airport control 

Relation Chips

Tim has been alone all its life, but now the lonely air traffic control tower finally has a chance at love.


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Splinker

https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic23428_post296645.html#296645" rel="nofollow - https://tinyurl.com/SomethingBorrwoed-2019


Posted By: manifestlynot
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:14am
Originally posted by BeckyG515 BeckyG515 wrote:

Group 110: Political Satire / All you can eat restaurant / a fire hose

America’s Least Racist Restaurant

A New York businessman is bringing the old American buffet back into vogue with a new fancy twist, inspired by our lady president. His newest hire will be key in making The Greatest American Buffet a welcome place for all Americans.

Love it!!


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Short Screenplay R1: http://bit.ly/2oPniPv" rel="nofollow - The Farmer's Fortune
FFCH3: https://bit.ly/379M2Ue" rel="nofollow - Sacred Silence


Posted By: sinister
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:14am
Originally posted by miwseshat miwseshat wrote:

Group 87 - Thriller, Bridge, Mask


Nyla

A woman risks injury and death to get needed information to her colleagues.


Hello heat-mate! Looking forward to reading yours.  :)


Posted By: Sammayne
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:15am
Group 7

Romantic Comedy/ A bistro/ A pump 


RCFLSMEP


Joseph is sitting in an Italian Bistro, Joseph is in love with a waitress named Stephanie. In fifteen minutes, Joseph will be dead. 



Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:15am
Originally posted by Mr. Blonde Mr. Blonde wrote:

Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Originally posted by Mr. Blonde Mr. Blonde wrote:

Group 111: Sci-Fi, Casino, Paper Shredder.

Title: I Remember Tomorrow.

Synopsis: A suicidal gambler with a tragic history tries to gamble for good memories, but finds that no matter how bad things are, they can always get worse.

Good luck to everyone who entered. For my first time doing this one, this was really fun. =)

Heatmate! This sounds awesome. Hope you post to the forum when we get the all-clear. Smile


Looks like we'll have to swap. My money's (see what I did there?) on you to come out on top of me here. =)

EDIT: That said, I really lamented not having another 1,000 words. This was so much darker in the original version.

1000 word Sci-Fi is tough, for sure. Love your title and logline. Will look for you once we get the ok to post!


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Posted By: Vernacula
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:15am
Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

All the Years Like Yesterdays Departed
Fantasy | Railroad Dining Car | Toy Giraffe

Synopsis: The Queen of Clouds is wearied by life and by grief. Her loyal bard will give her surcease from her pains, if she but lets him minister.

First Line: On Midsummer Day my queen was taken to live in blessed harmony with the ancestors...


This sounds FANTASTIC. You are a master!


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https://bit.ly/2WTrkRY" rel="nofollow - SC 2019 R2: LOVE-STUCK



Posted By: rachelm
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:15am

An Extremely Ordinary Night at the Opera

Fantasy, an auditorium, a lollipop


Captain Smith, a by-the-book soldier, and Herrick, an eccentric mage, must work together to guard the Crown Prince during a night at the opera. They’ll need both muscle and magic to do it without making a scene of their own.




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R2 (RomCom): http://bit.ly/2mnHZ3B" rel="nofollow - RomCom: I Matched with My Nurse on Tinder. Here's What Happened.
R1: FFC An Extremely Ordinary Night at the


Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:16am
Group: 82 / Genre: Crime Caper / Location: A limousine / Object: A sandbag

Even Bad Guys Have Good Days in Excelsior City

 

A superhero-gone-wrong battles sidekicks, snakes, and sandbags when he attempts to kidnap America’s Sweetest Grandma. 





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http://bit.ly/2pjPmuP" rel="nofollow - FF3: Holding (ghost story)


Posted By: Vernacula
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:17am
Originally posted by sinister sinister wrote:

Thriller, mask, bridge

A Manifestation 

 

Synopsis: A man leaves a protest.  Darkness follows.




Eek! I'm scared already!


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https://bit.ly/2XP0hfR" rel="nofollow - FFC 2019 CH1: Fire Station No. 1
https://bit.ly/2WTrkRY" rel="nofollow - SC 2019 R2: LOVE-STUCK



Posted By: Lexiconundrum
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:17am
Group 88
Fantasy/a flower show/ a tricycle

The Fairyland Flower Show
When Lizzie's twin sister falls into a coma after sampling the Goblin King's fruit, it's up to Lizzie to find hope for her whole family. 


Posted By: KLNorman
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:17am
107: rom com/ house boat/ user’s manual

Love and Manual Toilets

Synopsis: Best friends and roommates, Hillary and Kara, go for a weekend getaway on a houseboat where they meet a charming and eligible liveaboard, Jason.




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Posted By: northernwriter
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:17am
Group 4: Spy, spa, licorice

Last But Not Leashed

Retired canine operative Max has set up a slick spy operation. But when he has a ruff day, will he end up barking up the wrong tree or will he flea to live the pug life?



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Short Screenplay R1 https://tinyurl.com/y5erb3k5" rel="nofollow - Little Miss 4th of July
Flash R3 https://tinyurl.com/ydzj7ur3" rel="nofollow - Double Dog Dares and Bird Calls


Posted By: Noel Alcoba
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:18am
Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

Group: 82 / Genre: Crime Caper / Location: A limousine / Object: A sandbag

Even Bad Guys Have Good Days in Excelsior City

 

A superhero-gone-wrong battles sidekicks, snakes, and sandbags when he attempts to kidnap America’s Sweetest Grandma. 




Loved this one.  All y'all will too!


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Flash Ch2 Grp 18 https://tinyurl.com/y2cx5639" rel="nofollow - Chili Dogs and Green Body Paint

Micro Ch1/Grp21 https://tinyurl.com/yx8mca2f" rel="nofollow - More Than You Know


Posted By: manifestlynot
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:18am
Group 28 - Romance / A porch / A tractor


Treasure Valley


Shirley and Jerry fell in love against the backdrop of idyllic Idaho farmland. 
Can their love withstand fifty years apart?


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Short Screenplay R1: http://bit.ly/2oPniPv" rel="nofollow - The Farmer's Fortune
FFCH3: https://bit.ly/379M2Ue" rel="nofollow - Sacred Silence


Posted By: NYCNewbie
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:18am
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

The Odds Are Even
As they turn eighteen, half of humanity’s lowest-caste females will be subject to forced sterilization, the others offered a limited window to pursue motherhood. Chance will determine their fate – will the odds be in Allie’s favor?

Ooooooh dystopian Pol Sat Sci-fi...….this one I'd pick out if I was scrolling through Sky Q film choices. Sounds fabulous! Can't wait.

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Posted By: emilymyoga
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:19am
Group 108: Ghost story/a music festival/rubber gloves

Holding Tenderly to What Remains

Two years ago, Riley’s friend Cam died in a freak accident at a local music festival – before Riley could admit her true feelings for him. Will a visit to the festival bring Riley the closure she won’t admit she’s seeking?

 

 



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Posted By: Noel Alcoba
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:19am
Originally posted by northernwriter northernwriter wrote:

Group 4: Spy, spa, licorice

Last But Not Leashed

Retired canine operative Max has set up a slick spy operation. But when he has a ruff day, will he end up barking up the wrong tree or will he flea to live the pug life?


Love it! Used a bunch of dog-puns in mine too! SO FUN!


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Flash Ch2 Grp 18 https://tinyurl.com/y2cx5639" rel="nofollow - Chili Dogs and Green Body Paint

Micro Ch1/Grp21 https://tinyurl.com/yx8mca2f" rel="nofollow - More Than You Know


Posted By: manifestlynot
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:20am
Originally posted by northernwriter northernwriter wrote:

Group 4: Spy, spa, licorice

Last But Not Leashed

Retired canine operative Max has set up a slick spy operation. But when he has a ruff day, will he end up barking up the wrong tree or will he flea to live the pug life?


Can't wait to read this one if the puns are any indication!!


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Short Screenplay R1: http://bit.ly/2oPniPv" rel="nofollow - The Farmer's Fortune
FFCH3: https://bit.ly/379M2Ue" rel="nofollow - Sacred Silence


Posted By: northernwriter
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:21am
Originally posted by Noel Alcoba Noel Alcoba wrote:

Group 18
Mystery / A dog show / A stethoscope

ROUND UP THE USUAL SUS-PETS


A retired police dog sniffs his way through the Westminster Dog Show to track down an old friend. He discovers that slobbering after the Best in Show award is a bone of contention that could land someone in the doghouse.



I was just thinking ours sound similar, but you actually were assigned a dog show! I just included dogs in mine. Can't wait to read it. I'm glad you ended up signing up this round!


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Short Screenplay R1 https://tinyurl.com/y5erb3k5" rel="nofollow - Little Miss 4th of July
Flash R3 https://tinyurl.com/ydzj7ur3" rel="nofollow - Double Dog Dares and Bird Calls


Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:21am
Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

All the Years Like Yesterdays Departed
Fantasy | Railroad Dining Car | Toy Giraffe

Synopsis: The Queen of Clouds is wearied by life and by grief. Her loyal bard will give her surcease from her pains, if she but lets him minister.

First Line: On Midsummer Day my queen was taken to live in blessed harmony with the ancestors...


This sounds FANTASTIC. You are a master!


I wrote the first line Friday.

I wrote the other 950 words today starting at tea time.

It went a direction I didn't intend but the queen and the bard told the story.


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SSP2019 C1 G20 | http://bit.ly/2MjG0rE" rel="nofollow - Doesn't Have the Range


Posted By: Talia
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:22am
 


Posted By: NLG Potter
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:22am
First time in this comp, hey hi hello

Group 92: Historical Fiction/a bunkhouse/a razor

One, The Other, Neither, Either

 In the late 1800s, Amelia James Walker prepares for her wedding in the only way that matters: giving herself a brand new haircut.



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NLGP

https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic22700_post285282.html#285282" rel="nofollow - FF2019 Ch1G92


Posted By: Vernacula
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:22am
[This SUCKED. Holy cannoli.]
HistFic / Fire Station / Mosquito Net
[Bless everyone in this group]

Fire Station No. 1

A man in a very special firehouse reflects on a life lived well.







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Posted By: northernwriter
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:22am
Originally posted by manifestlynot manifestlynot wrote:

Group 28 - Romance / A porch / A tractor


Treasure Valley


Shirley and Jerry fell in love against the backdrop of idyllic Idaho farmland. 
Can their love withstand fifty years apart?

We missed reading for each other this round! I can't wait to see what you came up with!


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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:23am
Originally posted by northernwriter northernwriter wrote:

Group 4: Spy, spa, licorice

Last But Not Leashed

Retired canine operative Max has set up a slick spy operation. But when he has a ruff day, will he end up barking up the wrong tree or will he flea to live the pug life?



Just that title alone! I can't wait, and I'm Sirius!


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Posted By: Steve I
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:23am
Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:

Group 26
Crime Caper / An auto parts store / A pug


The Things We Do for Love
In an attempt to save both his failing business and his marriage, an auto parts store owner takes drastic action. However, is it one step too far?


Ooooh whattup heatmate! Can’t wait to read yours, and everyone else’s who shared on this ROUGH prompt. They could have at least made it a body shop!


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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:24am
Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

[This SUCKED. Holy cannoli.]
HistFic / Fire Station / Mosquito Net
[Bless everyone in this group]

Fire Station No. 1

A man in a very special firehouse reflects on a life lived well.


I'm interested in reading it because you always take the story in an unexpected direction.

Not just a firehouse, but a very special firehouse.


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Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:24am
Originally posted by northernwriter northernwriter wrote:

Group 4: Spy, spa, licorice

Last But Not Leashed

Retired canine operative Max has set up a slick spy operation. But when he has a ruff day, will he end up barking up the wrong tree or will he flea to live the pug life?


OOOOH! Excellent title!


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Posted By: AndrewShootsScores
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:25am
Group 42: Mystery / A surveillance vehicle / A helmet

The Summer Camp Crux

When Tina's over-scheduled life reaches a tipping point, she unwinds by spying on the occupants of a quiet street. But when things come to a boil, was she paying close enough attention?


(Got some great beta feedback... which prompted me to re-write a chunk of the story... with less than two hours till the deadline. Submitted with seconds to spare.)


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Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:25am
Originally posted by Noel Alcoba Noel Alcoba wrote:

Originally posted by jdadams1 jdadams1 wrote:

Group: 82 / Genre: Crime Caper / Location: A limousine / Object: A sandbag

Even Bad Guys Have Good Days in Excelsior City

 

A superhero-gone-wrong battles sidekicks, snakes, and sandbags when he attempts to kidnap America’s Sweetest Grandma. 




Loved this one.  All y'all will too!

Thank you!


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Posted By: NYCgirl
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:25am
118 Horror/The wreckage of a plane crash/X-ray machine

Don’t Scream

A woman tries to keep her calm after her plane gets downed.


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Posted By: Vernacula
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:26am
Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

All the Years Like Yesterdays Departed
Fantasy | Railroad Dining Car | Toy Giraffe

Synopsis: The Queen of Clouds is wearied by life and by grief. Her loyal bard will give her surcease from her pains, if she but lets him minister.

First Line: On Midsummer Day my queen was taken to live in blessed harmony with the ancestors...


This sounds FANTASTIC. You are a master!


I wrote the first line Friday.

I wrote the other 950 words today starting at tea time.

It went a direction I didn't intend but the queen and the bard told the story.


LOL I can't wait to read it all the same! And I so relate.

Once again, I started mine about six hours ago...because I like ulcers.






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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:26am
Originally posted by Sammayne Sammayne wrote:

Group 7

Romantic Comedy/ A bistro/ A pump


RCFLSMEP


Joseph is sitting in an Italian Bistro, Joseph is in love with a waitress named Stephanie. In fifteen minutes, Joseph will be dead.


Gotta say, a dark romantic comedy has my interest.

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Posted By: Sengarden
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:26am
Group # 54: Crime Caper / Library / A Sprinkler

Fate Will Unwind
On a quest to win glory before death, a prodigious thief finds herself pinned against the ultimate obstacle - a betrayal of honor.
What hope yet lies within this shadowed den when there are no words left unspoken and all but wit has run dry?


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Posted By: jdadams1
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:27am
Originally posted by Noel Alcoba Noel Alcoba wrote:

Group 18
Mystery / A dog show / A stethoscope

ROUND UP THE USUAL SUS-PETS


A retired police dog sniffs his way through the Westminster Dog Show to track down an old friend. He discovers that slobbering after the Best in Show award is a bone of contention that could land someone in the doghouse.



Love the puns! Ready to read this one!


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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:27am
Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:

Group 26
Crime Caper / An auto parts store / A pug


The Things We Do for Love
In an attempt to save both his failing business and his marriage, an auto parts store owner takes drastic action. However, is it one step too far?



Can't wait to see what you did with an automobile pug as the object. Not a lot of people write about those, but they hold the transmission together.

...

Just kidding. They're a dog, of course. :)


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Posted By: Vernacula
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:28am
Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

[This SUCKED. Holy cannoli.]
HistFic / Fire Station / Mosquito Net
[Bless everyone in this group]

Fire Station No. 1

A man in a very special firehouse reflects on a life lived well.


I'm interested in reading it because you always take the story in an unexpected direction.

Not just a firehouse, but a very special firehouse.


Oh, I really hope you like it. I think it has a whimsy you might enjoy. I hope so, at least.


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Posted By: Lookit There
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:28am
Originally posted by Sammayne Sammayne wrote:

Group 7

Romantic Comedy/ A bistro/ A pump 


RCFLSMEP


Joseph is sitting in an Italian Bistro, Joseph is in love with a waitress named Stephanie. In fifteen minutes, Joseph will be dead. 

I'm so there!


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Posted By: aqma
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:28am
Group 13: Romantic Comedy / A tourist info center / A slice of pizza

The Detour


When a small-town visitor center and gas station is overrun with tired, hungry crowds, can a fateful late-night snack become the catalyst for a budding romance?



Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:29am
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

111: Sci-Fi / Casino / Paper Shredder

The Odds Are Even

As they turn eighteen, half of humanity’s lowest-caste females will be subject to forced sterilization, the others offered a limited window to pursue motherhood. Chance will determine their fate – will the odds be in Allie’s favor?



This sounds wonderfully dark.


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Posted By: Sammayne
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:29am
Thanks!


Posted By: DocI
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:29am
Group 70: Comedy / a steakhouse / liquid soap


No Soap Radio
Mary is trapped on a terrible date, but she’s got a plan for how to escape. Once she can defeat an empty soap dispenser, that is.

(first time in this contest.  tons of fun!  thanks to everyone who helped beta read for me.)


Posted By: Sammayne
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:30am
Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

Originally posted by Sammayne Sammayne wrote:

Group 7

Romantic Comedy/ A bistro/ A pump


RCFLSMEP


Joseph is sitting in an Italian Bistro, Joseph is in love with a waitress named Stephanie. In fifteen minutes, Joseph will be dead.


Gotta say, a dark romantic comedy has my interest.

Thank you!

Rom com is about as far from what I normally write as you could get, so I figured I had to make it my own somehow. 


Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:30am
Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Group 105: Suspense, A detoxification center, A blackboard

                    Graduation

            Welcome to Graduation Day at The Institute.
             No cake or party hats, just armed guards and paranoia.


What a great logline/synopsis!


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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:31am
Originally posted by BeckyG515 BeckyG515 wrote:

Group 110: Political Satire / All you can eat restaurant / a fire hose

America’s Least Racist Restaurant

A New York businessman is bringing the old American buffet back into vogue with a new fancy twist, inspired by our lady president. His newest hire will be key in making The Greatest American Buffet a welcome place for all Americans.


This sounds like a delightful romp! WHO COULD IT BE ABOUT?

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Posted By: Sammayne
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:32am
Originally posted by DocI DocI wrote:

Group 70: Comedy / a steakhouse / liquid soap


No Soap Radio
Mary is trapped on a terrible date, but she’s got a plan for how to escape. Once she can defeat an empty soap dispenser, that is.

(first time in this contest.  tons of fun!  thanks to everyone who helped beta read for me.)

This sounds so enjoyably absurd, I hope you post it when the time comes.


Posted By: Lookit There
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:33am
Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Group 105: Suspense, A detoxification center, A blackboard

                    Graduation

            Welcome to Graduation Day at The Institute.
             No cake or party hats, just armed guards and paranoia.


What a great logline/synopsis!
Thanks! I was so worried it would sound too comedic. Because - the paraphrase a beta - the story's not. At all. Like, AT ALL.


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Posted By: RachRanton
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:34am
Group #88
FANTASY | A FLOWER SHOW | A TRICYCLE

Worthy Women

Formidable Valkyrie women prowl the pavilions, each determined to take home the best Flower from the show.

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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:34am
Originally posted by DocI DocI wrote:

Group 70: Comedy / a steakhouse / liquid soap


No Soap Radio
Mary is trapped on a terrible date, but she’s got a plan for how to escape. Once she can defeat an empty soap dispenser, that is.

(first time in this contest.  tons of fun!  thanks to everyone who helped beta read for me.)


I'm thoroughly intrigued by this synopsis. Can't wait to read it!

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Posted By: regannoelle
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:35am
Group 15: Historical fiction / cattle ranch / wedding dress

The Boy Born of Hellfire 

During the 17th and 18th centuries, it has been estimated that nearly 4,000 alleged witches were burned to death in Scotland alone. This is the story of the boy who burned back.



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Posted By: NYCNewbie
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:35am
Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:

Group 26
Crime Caper / An auto parts store / A pug


The Things We Do for Love
In an attempt to save both his failing business and his marriage, an auto parts store owner takes drastic action. However, is it one step too far?



Can't wait to see what you did with an automobile pug as the object. Not a lot of people write about those, but they hold the transmission together.

...

Just kidding. They're a dog, of course. :)

OMG Stephen, you just gave me a heart attack! I was scratching my head as soon as the prompts dropped as to how a pug was an object! I did think about a nodding dog, but ended up writing the silliest, tropiest (that's not a word!) thing ever!

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Posted By: Lookit There
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:36am
Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

Group 15: Historical fiction / cattle ranch / wedding dress

The Boy Born of Hellfire 

During the 17th and 18th centuries, it has been estimated that nearly 4,000 alleged witches were burned to death in Scotland alone. This is the story of the boy who burned back.

CANNOT WAIT to read the final draft! It was so good!


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Posted By: TrishArrowsmith
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:36am
Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

Group 15: Historical fiction / cattle ranch / wedding dress

The Boy Born of Hellfire 

During the 17th and 18th centuries, it has been estimated that nearly 4,000 alleged witches were burned to death in Scotland alone. This is the story of the boy who burned back.

 
Ooh!  I hope you're posting once we're able. This sounds like something I would love to read.
 


Posted By: Noel Alcoba
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:36am
Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

Group 15: Historical fiction / cattle ranch / wedding dress

The Boy Born of Hellfire 

During the 17th and 18th centuries, it has been estimated that nearly 4,000 alleged witches were burned to death in Scotland alone. This is the story of the boy who burned back.

 
Oooh this sounds so cool!!!


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Posted By: Sephira
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:38am
Group 122: Drama / A foreclosed home / A prosthetic


Semper Fi
 
A disabled veteran in a small town struggles to come to terms with change and learns the value of true friendship when a sleazy banker looks to foreclose on the family farm.



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Posted By: Plywoodkid
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:39am
A Thriller/Hotel Room/Calculator

"The Validation"

When the opportunity for a dream job arises, a man finds that his past life calls for the ultimate sacrifice.



Good Luck Everyone



Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:39am
Originally posted by regannoelle regannoelle wrote:

Group 15: Historical fiction / cattle ranch / wedding dress

The Boy Born of Hellfire

During the 17th and 18th centuries, it has been estimated that nearly 4,000 alleged witches were burned to death in Scotland alone. This is the story of the boy who burned back.


Oh yeah, I'm here for this!

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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:40am
Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:

Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:

Group 26
Crime Caper / An auto parts store / A pug


The Things We Do for Love
In an attempt to save both his failing business and his marriage, an auto parts store owner takes drastic action. However, is it one step too far?



Can't wait to see what you did with an automobile pug as the object. Not a lot of people write about those, but they hold the transmission together.

...

Just kidding. They're a dog, of course. :)

OMG Stephen, you just gave me a heart attack! I was scratching my head as soon as the prompts dropped as to how a pug was an object! I did think about a nodding dog, but ended up writing the silliest, tropiest (that's not a word!) thing ever!


I'm so sorry--I'm so mean, but I just HAD to pull your leg on this one!


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Posted By: Lisa_Who
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:41am
Group 24: Fairy tale/classroom/a stalk of celery

THE MAGIC CELERY STALK

Not all celery are created equal—one enchanted stalk can fulfill a child’s most treasured dreams.




Posted By: charleycheval
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:44am
Group 38: drama / obedience school / cotton candy

I just could not get my plot to come together and I really struggled with how much "drama" needed to be added. Oh well. Time will tell! I wrote in a different style than I normally do AND a different tense AND I took the location in a different way than I hoped other people would (fingers crossed!). Hoping to get some great feedback from the forum later this week.

The Price of Dedication Sometimes, dreams can cloud reality.


Posted By: Azuu
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:44am
Group 83: Comedy/A Mailroom/A Lawnmower

Eine

An eccentric mailroom technician experiences his favourite day of the week.



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Posted By: S.L. Hill
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:45am
Loving reading everyone's synopses!

I'm in group #21: Rom Com / an Ice Cream Truck / A Dart !!


ONE SWEET GETAWAY

 

A reckless game of darts, a split-second decision, and an accidental kidnapping culminate in a surprisingly sweet meeting between two women.





Posted By: hanalyst
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:45am
Originally posted by northernwriter northernwriter wrote:

Group 4: Spy, spa, licorice

Last But Not Leashed

Retired canine operative Max has set up a slick spy operation. But when he has a ruff day, will he end up barking up the wrong tree or will he flea to live the pug life?


ALL OF THE TITLE PUN POINTS!


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Posted By: Mystic Platypus
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:46am
This was an...interesting challenge

Group 43: Historical Fiction/ An Abandoned Factory/ A Bearskin rug

The Falling Sickness

In 1794 New Orleans, a desperate mother seeks the help of a voodoo priest, who claims that her daughter’s illness is the result of demonic possession.



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Posted By: TrishArrowsmith
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:48am
Originally posted by Mystic Platypus Mystic Platypus wrote:

This was an...interesting challenge

Group 43: Historical Fiction/ An Abandoned Factory/ A Bearskin rug

The Falling Sickness

In 1794 New Orleans, a desperate mother seeks the help of a voodoo priest, who claims that her daughter’s illness is the result of demonic possession.

 
I would love to read this one.  My mind never would have gone in that direction.


Posted By: lnLala
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:48am
Group 19: Suspense / A petting zoo / a fog machine

Rabbits Bite

A young woman searches a petting zoo for her twin, but the animals she finds aren’t what she expected.


Posted By: ROS
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:56am
Group 91: Mystery/a coffee shop/a cactus

Time's Up
A brusque Detective, forced into an intense
encounter, must battle his natural instincts as he
fights for survival and justice - before it's too late.



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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:57am
Originally posted by Mystic Platypus Mystic Platypus wrote:


This was an...interesting challenge

Group 43: Historical Fiction/ An Abandoned Factory/ A Bearskin rug

The Falling Sickness

 

In 1794 New Orleans, a desperate mother seeks the help of a voodoo priest, who claims that her daughter’s illness is the result of demonic possession.



Oooh! I'm looking forward to reading this!

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Posted By: Schrifty
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 12:57am
32: Comedy a Movie Theater with a Sword:

Clash of the Fandoms

 

When two fan-favorite films premiere on the same night, Kyle chooses his cosplay-loving girlfriend over his best friend Dave, not knowing that Dave is attending his movie at the same theater.  Will their friendship withstand his betrayal, or is all fair in love and war? 



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Posted By: Mumser
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2019 at 1:00am
Originally posted by Mystic Platypus Mystic Platypus wrote:

This was an...interesting challenge

Group 43: Historical Fiction/ An Abandoned Factory/ A Bearskin rug

The Falling Sickness

In 1794 New Orleans, a desperate mother seeks the help of a voodoo priest, who claims that her daughter’s illness is the result of demonic possession.

Good to see that you came out of this weekend's weather with such an inventive story, Mystic. Can't wait to read it. Hope all is well.


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