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Short Story Press Presents Mr. Holystone’s Demise
Tara Mitchell, Short Story Press
Length: 45 mins
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A young and beautiful woman, Sharon Latham, ducks into a storefront to escape the weather and witnesses a crime. She has placed herself in the path of a dangerous murderer. She is overwhelmed by the gravity of the situation and fears the murderer may come for her next. Her only chance is a young and inexperienced detective named David Granger. This is his first homicide case in which he is flying solo.
On the Way to New York is the story of a workplace romance that takes more than seven years to develop. Ella is an ambitious, advertising executive vying for a promotion to an office in New York City, effectively escaping Cleveland, Ohio. Only one man stands in the way of her realizing her dreams.
Jillian lives with a trusted and dependable friend, Charlie. They have a unique friendship and a comfortable living arrangement they both enjoy. Jillian, although happy with the arrangement, feels that one day it will end. She wants a typical life with a husband and family and does not see that as something Charlie desires for his future.
“Why You” is about two seniors. One has a rough and troubled home life. The other has a strong close knit family. Collin takes charge after his girlfriend Cleo disappears for a short time. He looks for her at work and school. He goes to her home and there discovers the root of Cleo's life problems. Not knowing what to do, Collin talks to his parents about the situation and finds they are his best allies to help Cleo break away from a horrible mother and make a life of her own.
Livy and Greg own an interior design business together. They have worked together day in and day out for more than 10 years. Greg is steady, responsible, and detail-oriented, while Livy is the creative genius of the pair. They spend not only their working lives together, but they are best friends, too. Although Greg and Livy are a perfect team, Livy goes on dates trying to find her Mr. Right. Then one day, it finally dawns on her that Mr. Right has been right in front of her all along.
"Will's Way" tells about a young man growing into his own during his senior year in high school. He was forced to leave his friends and swimming career behind when his father lost his job. They moved as a family to Florida from Iowa. Will felt so far away from everything he knew and he was angry that his parents made him move once again. Will devises a plan to return to Iowa and finish high school where he had started and been so happy. He approaches his parents with his plan and to his surprise finds he has their support.
Maya returned to her home state of Indiana after many years of moving around and seeing the country. Lucas was the one man in her past that she never got over. As kids, they were intimate with each other and had a very close friendship. Without warning, Maya left Lucas behind. She pined for him for years. He waited for her to return.
Elsa, the librarian, asks Benji to lend her a hand in putting books away. They immediately establish a strong connection and forge a lasting friendship. She encourages him to read from the subjects and topics he enjoys. She prompts him to follow his desires. Benji soon learns there is a vast world in front of him to make of, what he wishes. He gains confidence to make decisions for himself concerning his education and future.
After suffering a break-up of a long-term relationship, Mattie felt she would never find love. Mattie invites her friend Rebecca to travel to Florida with her for two weeks of fun in the sun - a trip that had been planned as an anniversary getaway for Mattie and Dillon. In the midst of a street party, Mattie encounters a mysterious, handsome sailor with eyes only for her. She agrees to be his date for one evening. That one evening turns into two days. The short time they would have with each other would change the course of both their lives.
Ellen is a busy single mother with a daughter in eighth grade. She works as a nurse and because of that she misses out on some moments with her daughter Ashley. While in attendance at Ashley's track meet, she meets a nice man whose daughter also runs track and happens to be part of a relay team that Ashley is on. As the girls become closer it puts the parents in close proximity even away from the track.