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Good storytelling! Good writing. You kept it going well with the tension and this creepy little kid. Though how or why he has these powers is beyond me. Doesn't matter, I guess. It was fun watching Brynn and Mike squirm. Liked the ending, but it could've been better.
Very interesting! Jayden was a really interesting character, well-written. Also, I loved the ending and how it ended with "dare". The one thing that I am wondering is, would Mike do that so quickly? I feel like Jayden would have to reveal a couple of more things first.
I don't get how the kid knows everything he does - except I suppose most everyone documents their lives these days online etc., - perhaps he looked at their diaries, cell phones etc. Would she have that kind of appointment listed in her phone? Hmm, don't know- Anyway it's clear Jayden did his spying without you adding to the 'evidence' line with 'in your eyes' 'in the way you interact' - the latter is harder to buy imh and I'd use technology - Facebook/Linkedin etc. to give him the answers. Some people are oblivious to how much they actually post online and have no idea where to draw the line with submitting personal details and private info. Don't even get me started on NSA stuff...
Kind of fizzles out at the end. I think (perhaps you ran out of time?) you could have turned the heat up a bit more on this. I'd advise you add to this, use the entire 12 pages or more if you need it after the OWC, don't overdo it otherwise it'll lose its punch, but definitely give it a bit more.
Not bad though. I love domestic type stories like this with an 'evil' kid who speaks the truth and blows all the secrets. They're always worthy opponents.
I have time to read a couple of scripts so picked this one.
Loved the opening few pages, very smooth writing. It was kind of obvious that Jayden was gonna be some type of 'evil' little shit lol. But it was well written and carried the reader along very nicely.
Like Libby, I'm wondering how he got all this info. Perhaps if somehow it was presaged that Jayden had some kind of mental powers? I thought at first that the electrical storm was gonna make the game come alive or whatever or activate his evilness.
Anyway, a really good job and I picked a cool one to read first.
The thing that carried me through this was the dialog. The nuances of their actions were scripted so spot on with the scenario, that I had this strange feeling of watching the story unfold in my own kitchen...
Jayden, with his dark moody eyes and expressionless face is probably the Devil incarnate, lol. Sent to this estranged couples home to put them through the gauntlet of their blessed wedding vows of 'for better or worse'.
Little bugger stirred the pot but left himself wide open and defenseless. He should have just picked on the most gullible and let the good times roll, so to speak. Jayden and the accuser gang up on the guilty one full force, as evil little imps do but, hiding deeper in the shadow of the candle-light to watch his twisted plan unfold...
Unfortunately, Jayden f*cked up. Now he's stuck in a dark room with two very pissed off, betrayed people to contend with. Bet he didn't see that coming.
Never really played much Truth or Dare in my days, especially after the... modeling glue incident.
Well written, conformed to the rules, dialogue quite good. All that being said it had a fatal flaw for me - I could not see two 35 year olds agreeing to play truth or dare with a kid that they were babysitting. Sorry - couldn't get over this premise.
The setup works for me. The troubled Jayden and the picture perfect couple. I suppose the loss of electricity adds to the ambience, but itís not strictly necessary.
Iím a little put off by Jaydenís knowledge. I donít see how he could know such things, and his explanation doesnít hold water. I would rather he be making it all up, playing to the fears of the couple.
The ending leaves too much in the air. We can surmise that Jayden will get his comeupence, but we donít see it. And if the couple could come up with a clever response, a dare that puts Jayden exactly where they want himÖ