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Originally posted by Chasen Chasen wrote:

Group 9: Horror, formal attire, miner

A Gift of Faeth

When the owner of a mining company kills the black cat that has been living peacefully among the workers, the workers see her repeated resurrection and mischief-making as a sign.  But is she a demon or a miracle; a curse or a warning?



Ooooooooh I like it!
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GROUP 2: Suspense / Bullet-proof / A Rancher


WE'LL THAW IT OUT ONE DAY
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Forgotten for fifteen years, a leg of venison vanishes from the family chest freezer. A divorcée confronts her ex-husband about it, but why the wire... and why the bullet-proof vest?




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Originally posted by ideallyowlish ideallyowlish wrote:

GROUP 2: Suspense / Bullet-proof / A Rancher


WE'LL THAW IT OUT ONE DAY
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Forgotten for fifteen years, a leg of venison vanishes from the family chest freezer. A divorcée confronts her ex-husband about it, but why the wire... and why the bullet-proof vest?



Yo just so you know, Shadow of the Waxwing is one of my favorite short stories ever. Like, not amateur stories, stories period. So I'm hella stoked to read this one.
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Originally posted by joshaxel joshaxel wrote:

Great to see some group mates!

Originally posted by dias dias wrote:

Group 1 - Ghost story/superficial/hotelier

THE CASE NOTES OF MISS DOROTHY DARLING


Originally posted by LadyArkham LadyArkham wrote:

Group 1 - superficial - a hotelier

Colin’s manning the front desk and wishes certain persons took “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” more to heart.


Hard to say whether I've written a ghost story with this one, among other challenges that it sounds like everyone confronted in our lovely 48 hour writing spell. Here's mine:

The Single-Stemmed Peony

 

Synopsis: A pregnant woman, running from an agreement she no longer wishes to fulfill, checks into a hotel, and is confronted with the choices she has made.



So many from Group 1 represented already!
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Originally posted by AubreyZahn AubreyZahn wrote:

Originally posted by ideallyowlish ideallyowlish wrote:

GROUP 2: Suspense / Bullet-proof / A Rancher


WE'LL THAW IT OUT ONE DAY
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Forgotten for fifteen years, a leg of venison vanishes from the family chest freezer. A divorcée confronts her ex-husband about it, but why the wire... and why the bullet-proof vest?



Yo just so you know, Shadow of the Waxwing is one of my favorite short stories ever. Like, not amateur stories, stories period. So I'm hella stoked to read this one.

I don't even know what to say, wow, thank you! I've gone bright red haha. This one's not quite so formally experimental (a pretentiousness that always seems to bite me in the ass in Round 3!) but I hope you like it anyhow Smile
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I also had great beta readers! What a coincidence.
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I was in group 2: suspense, rancher, bulletproof.

After looking through this post, there's some absolutely killer titles and loglines! I'm looking forward to getting to read the full stories in a few days ❤️



Between Their Eyes

Brief Synopsis: Unfortunate circumstances force a rancher and her husband to kill off their entire herd of cattle. But is their plan to get through the process as bulletproof as they hope?

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Group 3: comedy - immortality - a statistician. 

This is the second time I got comedy! Cry

Title: Where All the Brownies are Edge Pieces

Synopsis: Gunther’s mathematical formula sorts souls in the afterlife. When a heavenly soul seems a little suspicious, it’s up to the plucky statistician to solve the problem.

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Originally posted by ideallyowlish ideallyowlish wrote:

GROUP 2: Suspense / Bullet-proof / A Rancher


WE'LL THAW IT OUT ONE DAY
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Forgotten for fifteen years, a leg of venison vanishes from the family chest freezer. A divorcée confronts her ex-husband about it, but why the wire... and why the bullet-proof vest?



Wow! I want to read this just as much as I hate that you're in my group :)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R8C9pnLWVi4LY5SGHjxBQFLcc4SQ9duKdrSmGf6tuzc/edit?usp=sharing
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Group 10 - mystery / a loophole / a huckster

First time writing mystery and definitely experienced several "I have no idea what I'm doing" moments! Good luck all.

Clause Fifty-Two

Tribune reporter Miss Dale is investigating the controversial Clause Fifty-Two, but when she stumbles upon the murder of one of the city’s most notorious business moguls, she is forced to quickly work out who is her friend and who her enemy.


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