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SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board  /  The Quickie Challenge  /  The QC - Who Wrote What and Writer's Choice
Posted by: Don, August 31st, 2017, 10:53am
Writer's Choice

4.05 - Cyborn by Mark Renshaw writing as Isacc Avitoff - Short, Sci Fi - An android uses a pair of dice to help him choose random memories to relive as his power supply runs out.

Writer's Also Liked

2.95 - Ice Cream Soda by Steven Clark writing as Oliver Sevens - Short, Horror - Nursery rhymes turn murderous when your time is up.

2.95 - Eeny Meeny by Dustin Bowcott writing as Alice Walker - Short, Drama - An octogenarian struggles with the guilt of her past.

2.94 - The Numbers of the Beast by Warren Duncan writing as Daenerys - Short, Drama - A priest thinks God talks to him in a unique way.

2.90 - Skip by Gary Howell writing as Joe Blow - Short, Drama - A woman finds it difficult to communicate with her mother, but will that change when her great-granddaughter comes for a visit?

2.80 - Sunset View by Pia Cook writing as No Title Page! - Short, Drama - Two men living at a retirement home approach the end of their lives with completely opposite attitudes.

2.76 - On a Pair of Dice by Dena Mckinnon writing as Jon Swift's Long Lost Love Child - Short, Drama -  A visitor is mistaken for someone he isn't.  

And the rest

Leave Me The Hell Alone by Cooper Knight writing as Blank - Short, Comedy - Jackie just wants to take a nap but first his annoying roommate will have to go.

Holy Roller by John Staats writing as Rollin' Bones - Short, Drama - A shooter has more than luck on his side.

A More Perfect Union by Henry Christner writing as The Widow Jones - Short, Sci Fi, Fantasy - A guest at a country wedding has no intention of forever holding his peace.

Dance Away, Lover by Gary Rademan writing as Marty - Short, Comedy - An elderly woman has an unusual way of showing her affection.
The Devil's Dice by Chris Shalcom writing as Ralph Smith - Short, Drama - Hours before the world changes forever, a scientist comes to a church for guidance.

God Does Not Play Dice by Anthony Russo writing as Won Nut - Short, Drama - A retired Cardinal reveals a secret to a trusted friend.

Too Short by Khamanna Iskandarova writing as Blank Space - Short, Romantic Comedy - An aged man tries to hang himself after his lady tells him his dick is too short

G.O.A.T. by David Farnum writing as Jingleheimer Schmidt - Short, Drama - When the greatest boxer of all time grows old, his son is forced to deal with the burdens of his legacy.

Who They Were by Steve McDonell writing as  - Short, Romance - The elderly folk of a retirement home find comfort in the simplest of things.  

This is Satan by Tyler King writing as A Boggled Mind - Short, Horror - A Sunday School teacher introduces her classroom to the board game, Boggle...unaware that she just opened up a portal for Satan himself.

Blossoms and Dust by Alex Brauck writing as  - Short, Drama - When visiting her mother's place, a career woman must realize she made a mistake that she cannot correct.

We Got An A by Sandra El. Watson writing as A. Nonomous - Short, Drama - A jumprope is the harbinger of change for a senior planning to end it all.

Be Devil by Gary Kohatsu writing as Lord Byron - Short, Horror - A teenage girl takes refuge in a church, under the protection of a strict minister. But evil comes in many disguises.  

In His House by Dan Campisi writing as Cary GiBax - Short, Drama - After a Priest discovers gaming dice, an Altar Boy tries to show him and his fellow priests that role-playing isn't evil.

Posted by: StevenClark, August 31st, 2017, 10:58am; Reply: 1
Congrats, Mark & runner-ups! Can't wait for the October OWC!
Posted by: Dustin, August 31st, 2017, 11:12am; Reply: 2
Cyborn by a clear length. Well done, Mark.
Posted by: Pale Yellow, August 31st, 2017, 11:57am; Reply: 3
Wow Mark, GREAT JOB. Best short I've ever read in my life seriously!
Posted by: Warren, August 31st, 2017, 11:57am; Reply: 4
Congrats, Mark.
Posted by: MarkItZero, August 31st, 2017, 12:51pm; Reply: 5
Congrats, Mark! I have no idea how you pulled that off in three pages. Masterful stuff.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

Final thing:

I'm gonna do a front page blog post with some mini-reviews of top scripts. I see Mark already has one up but I'll still do one for him.

So, if your script was "Writer's Choice" or "Writer's Also liked" shoot me a PM if you want yours included. And let me know if you have a website link you want included, or any other information you want people to see.
Posted by: stevie, August 31st, 2017, 4:42pm; Reply: 6
Well done Mark! And thanks to the other Mark and Don for a neat little challenge with a diff.
Posted by: JEStaats, August 31st, 2017, 5:08pm; Reply: 7
There was no doubt Cyborn was going to run away with this one - Great job, Mark!

Really enjoyed this challenge as well. Thanks for putting this one together!
Posted by: PrussianMosby, August 31st, 2017, 5:13pm; Reply: 8
Congrats, Mark!

And thanks to James for guiding this one.
Posted by: Grandma Bear, August 31st, 2017, 8:13pm; Reply: 9
HUGE congrats to Mark! That was an amazing three pages!

Thanks to James for organizing!

Thanks to those who read mine. Obviously went over better with the more mature readers than the younger ones.  ;D

Also, a reminder, anyone wanting to host one of the OWCs, just pm Don.  :)
Posted by: Dustin, September 1st, 2017, 2:14am; Reply: 10
I'd never have had you down for that one, Pia. nice work. It was one of my top picks.
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, September 1st, 2017, 2:33am; Reply: 11
Thanks all. This was the first challenge were folks worked out which script was mine, which has me a little worried I may be getting predictable or something!

Thanks to all who entered, I enjoyed reading them all. This has been great , looking forward to the next OWC.

Posted by: Abe from LA, September 1st, 2017, 2:39am; Reply: 12
Congrats to Mark for Cyborn. I also had that script at my top.
Kudos to other favorites.
Nice job with the challenge, James.

I've gotta give a shout-out to my sleeper pick, Holy Roller. Very underappreciated.
Posted by: JEStaats, September 1st, 2017, 10:51am; Reply: 13
Thanks for the atta-boy, Abe. Much appreciated.

Posted by: ajr, September 2nd, 2017, 5:47am; Reply: 14
Congratulations to all, some pretty good stuff for just 3 days and 3 pages, and congratulations to Mark for writing a very compelling and contained story. And congrats to Warren on the option!
Posted by: Warren, September 2nd, 2017, 6:08am; Reply: 15

Quoted from ajr
Congratulations to all, some pretty good stuff for just 3 days and 3 pages, and congratulations to Mark for writing a very compelling and contained story. And congrats to Warren on the option!

Thanks, appreciate it.
Posted by: khamanna, September 2nd, 2017, 6:39am; Reply: 16
Congrats to Mark and the runnerups and all! It was a fun challenge, thanks James. And big thanks to Don, as always.
Posted by: heyDaddyStudios, September 3rd, 2017, 1:24pm; Reply: 17
Congrats to everybody! I enjoyed a lot of these scripts and kudos to Mark and Warren for their victories! Thanks goes out to the big dogs who put all this together, and I must say I'm rather pleased with the outcome of my own script. I only confused half as many people as I did with my last OWC and I even got a "best script so far" out of  Heretic. I'll see you all in Octoberfest.
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