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4.51 Overall - Grave Mistake written by David Clarke Lambertson (eldave1)  - Short, Drama, Crime - An Indian Chief steeped in tribal traditions must use modern technology to find the killer of his granddaughter.

4.49 Best Character, Best Prose - Draugr written by Chris Behn (Bayne)  - Short, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Horror - A Norseman travels into dangerous territory to find a cure for his dying wife.

4.34 - Mula Retinta written by steve miles (stevemiles)  - Short, Western - When he stumbles across a dying miner, an unscrupulous prospector sets out to claim the man's fortune as his own.  But first he must contend with the mule it's still attached to.

4.32 - Dick Whittington written by Dustin Bowcott (Dustin)  - Short, Drama - After their village is destroyed, two teenage, Nigerian brothers take a perilous journey to London, England.

4.27 Best Story - Below the Beanstalk written by Jean-Pierre Chapoteau (Jean-Pierre Chapoteau)  - Short, Sci Fi, Fantasy - A giant tracks her husband's murderer down a magical beanstalk.

4.23 Best Dialouge - Can You Dig It? written by Adam Rocke (AdamR)  - Short, Thriller - The death of his old friend sends Troy on an impromptu treasure hunt into the desert, but what he finds is more than he bargained for.

4.2 - Customer Support written by Paul Knauer (PKCardinal)  - Short, Comedy, Absurd - A lonely shipwreck survivor calls for help when his TV goes out.

4.12 - The Machine written by Al Lougher (Britman)  - Short, Horror - If Maximum Overdrive and 127 Hours had a baby, they would call it... The Machine.

4.02 - Loyal written by Marnie Mitchell (marnieml)  - Short, Thriller - Sometimes the only one who truly knows what loyal means is a dog.

4.0 - The Devil's Kitchen written by Matthew Taylor (Matt)  - Short, Horror - Two wreckers disregard a local legend of a family of cannibals and loot a recently wrecked ship. some legends should not be ignored.

On The Beach written by Steven Clark (StevenClark)  - Short, Drama - If only life was as simple as a day on the beach.

Radio Silence written by Matthew Layden (TheUsualsuspect)  - Short, Drama - A father and daughter struggle to survive in the winter, while they radio for any survivors.

Song of the Sea written by Anthony Cawood (AnthonyCawood)  - Short, Horror - A midnight raid goes horribly wrong as the tables are turned on the attackers.

Quote the Raven, Nevermore written by R.L.Riley (Ghostwriter22)  - Short, Horror - When a grieving man conjures up a dark twisty tale -- he soon discovers not only can dreams come true, but nightmares, too...

The Way Out written by Mark Renshaw (markrenshaw)  - Short, Drama, Horror - A beleaguered worker in a hellish office decides to make his own way out when it becomes apparent the managing director is ready for murder.

Eden Five written by Chris Shalom (Heretic)  - Short, Sci Fi - Shot down while fleeing Earth, the two-person crew of the Eden Five struggles to escape their mysterious attacker.

The DeadGoodizer written by Rick 5e (RickFyvie)  - Short, Sci Fi - A tart slice of American Pie in the good ol' days of steampunk stills and 100 proof lemonade. Follow two sci-fi junkies as they school their kin in the art of making moonshine and killing commies.

Growth Spurts written by Daniel Piller (Dan_P)  - Short, Sci Fi, Horror - A homesick scientist and his team discover an alien seed that sprouts when exposed to music and violently confirms that "bad weeds grow tall".

The Last Flood written by Alex Brauck (PrussianMosby)  - Short, Sci Fi - Suffering from terminal depression, Emily Hastings has to decide how to go on.

The Astral Plane written by JOHN E STAATS (JEStaats)  - Short, Sci Fi - A rescue mission crosses the many planes of existence.

The Seirios Mission written by Darren Seeley (DarrenJamesSeeley)  - Short, Sci Fi - A space travelling couple and their robot travel to a remote planet of sand where the long term rewards outweigh the risks

Convention of War written by Joe Garza (SPQR)  - Short, Comedy, War - Lt. Ryan leads his platoon on an authorized mission to kill the enemy, but things don't go as planned.

The Void Of Space written by CJ Vecchio (ChrisV)  - Short, Sci Fi - In Deep Space, there's no one to call for HELP!  

Buried In The Snow written by Steven Sallie (StevenSallie)  - Short, Drama - In the midst of terrible virus outbreak, a man buries his wife and daughter.

You Couldn't Write This written by AJ Lovell (AndyJ)  - Short, Drama - A man fears for his life when he taken captive and asked questions he has no answers for.

Grave written by Arsenij Voitko (VaultMan)  - Short, Drama - Two gravediggers face the modern culture of dying and confront it.

Shrink Rap written by Roland Jefferson (RolandJ)  - Short, Sci Fi - The closing of a mental hospital is delayed by a severe snowstorm.

Mayhem's Best Snuff: Volume 6 written by Zack Akers (Zack)  - Short, Horror, Graphic - The making of a snuff film goes horribly right.

Whitest Woods written by Maurits Jacobs (Maurits)  - Short, Thriller - In a cabin deep in the Swedish woods, a young woman is held captive by a mysterious woodsman. Due to her health and weather conditions escape is impossible. She can only wait for her rescue and do what she can to be ready for when they come.  

Noni Brown written by Rennie Arundell (Arundel)  - Short, Drama - A man. A woman. Some sex and a snowstorm.

Providence written by Malcolm (kampmaak)  - Short, Sci Fi, Dystopian - In the distant future, humans are separated into two tribes. Natives on earth and the other off-world, technologicaly advanced J�k. The J�k control the earth natives the same way a zookeeper does to a wild animal.  The leader of the resistance, separated from his son, misses him dearly. He tasks his right hand to bringing his only son to him.

Ache written by Owen Herity (Owen)  - Short, Drama - The Ache comes in many forms.

The Realisation written by Talaat Hassan (Talaat)  - Short, Drama - A young astronaut is hit by something whilst he is in space on a mission in 2050 and finds himself in a very confusing situation.

Congrats Dave! This one a really close race! Great job to everyone who entered, and a huge thank you to those who didn't enter but took the time to read and comment.



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Hey, congrats Dave, well done!

And to all the winners and all those that entered!


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
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Quoted from AnthonyCawood
Hey, congrats Dave, well done!

And to all the winners and all those that entered!


Thanks. Just snuck by.

Kudos to all.


My Scripts can all be seen here:

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Awesome script, Dave. Deserving of the win.

And great work from Paul and Al as well.

Congrats to all who entered and participated. And a big thanks to Don and Rene.


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Congratulations Dave. Very well deserved.

Also to everyone who wrote some amazing stories.

Special mention to the most controvercial writer of this OWC, Zack Akers.
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Way to go, Dave. And congrats to all who entered.


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Congrats Dave. Great job everyone!! Thanks Don and Rene !!


  
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A doff of the cap to elDave, well done, mate.


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Bravo, Dave. Well done.

And to the rest with scripts up there with the best - some good quality entries this go-round.

Looks like I just snuck in there with a score lol I'll take 10th though.


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Thank you everybody - appreciate the sentiments.


My Scripts can all be seen here:

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That was the best one out for me too and of many super great ones. It was a challenge to come first in this challenge. Apparently not for you. Congrats Dave.
And congrats to all 4 and ups!
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My favourite script won! Well done, Dave that was awesome, and well done to all who entered.


For more of my scripts, stories, produced movies and the ocassional blog, check out my new website. CLICK
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Some really good scripts in this bunch. Excellent work everyone.

Dave, nicely done, as always. You're becoming my white whale. I haven't got you, yet. Not once.


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Quoted from PKCardinal
Some really good scripts in this bunch. Excellent work everyone.

Dave, nicely done, as always. You're becoming my white whale. I haven't got you, yet. Not once.


Thanks again all -

Paul, I know that harpoon is ready!


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Giant congratulations to eldave1!   Must be his fourth mug.

And congrats to all you entered and special thanks to those who didn't enter but commented.

At the risk of being Betty Buzzkill, to those who entered but didn't comment.  Thumbs down.-A


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