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Visitors, The by Michael Magafas - Short, Young Adult, Horror - Can two astral traveling white witches defeat a spandex wearing ghoul and his horde of fanged fiends before they massacre an entire town with a killer Halloween performance? - pdf, format
Very well written, but for me, very hit and miss. Nothing, especially the dialogue, sounds like we're in 1932. That's my biggest problem here. The tone of the dialogue and the attempts at humor are my next biggest gripe.
Extremely creative, unique, and well thought out. Loved the reveal of Arty Miller!
I don't see where this meets any of the contest requirements though. Where's the hoax? Where's the warning? A unique tale that is well written for sure, but doesn't quite deliver what this OWC requires IMO.
Good read though for sure!
To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
I love words and the fact that when the page is blank...there's nothing there until words are formulated in my brain. Those thoughts...rushing through my viens and out my finger tips, find "life" on the page.
When people and places come to life...that to me is exciting.
MBCgirl =) My finger nails should look nice while I type - Red works!
Story going fine until about page 8. How did the Director know Ostroth’s whole plot? Was it written down somewhere? Ostroth turns from creepy character to cartoon character for on stage fight scene. Horror turns to pantomime ? audience “he’s behind you” type dialogue doesn’t sit right with first part of the story. Might work for very young audience but maybe not for slightly older. No title page. The future and past mixed and mixed up in the story. Liked the first 7 pages well written. Cheers Walford
This was an ambitious effort. The writing style was good and very crisp. But it was uneven, at times I thought it was going for 'O Brother Were Art Thou' but then at other times I thought it was going for 'Bugs Bunny'. The result left me with a very mixed up feeling about the whole thing.
I think the concept is great but I think because it was rushed for the OWC it never quite made it to fruition. Definitely more attention is needed to the period. The dialogue, as Jeff mentioned, should be tuned to the period as well. I think you caught it sometimes but then at others you lost it.
I thought this was a pretty good one and it seem to fit the OWC. I liked the build up of the story more so than the pay off, i seemed to have a different feel to it and didn;t quite connect. I liked Arty the most probably, maybe cause he felt the most real. OSTROTH was a little too over the top at the end I thought, his speeches and such, I think I would have just liked the fight without the talk. All in all I did think it was well written and fit the challenge. Good work.
Overall I liked this one. The pace was good as and the writing was funny and witty. Personally I liked the first and the third act over the second (not that it was bad - it just wasn't as good). Idunno, for some reason I kept picturing Aby and Liz as the powerpuff girls and Alan Rickman as Ostroth. Characterwise, I thought the writer did a good job here, sure Ostroth seemed somewhat out there but it kept the script quite funny.
I think you hit the theme and genre pretty close to home - not quite there, but close.
Down in the hole / Jesus tries to crack a smile / Beneath another shovel load