Submission Samples from the Fantasy Genre

Title: David and the Cave of Obligation /Book One, The Bi

Logline: In this world, as in millions of others, a single child, an ordinary boy or girl shall be called upon to serve. In each child's hands lies the fate of nations. This is David's story.

Synopsis: In this inspirational story, 13 year old David and his troublesome friend Andy stumble upon the "Cave of Obligation" which draws them into a world outside the realm of their uneventful 1950's era small town. During their search to find a way home, they meet the terrorized townspeople of Bilberry, a giant who appears to be the culprit, an evil Ogre, and enchantments they've only encountered in fairytales. With the guidance of Ithamar, the wise and mysterious guardian of the cave, David battles ignorance and prejudice, while working through moral dilemmas. During his ordeal, David must look deep within himself to find the strength to fulfill his obligation to find and help the "one in need."

Title: MAGIC ISLAND HIGH

Logline: A teenage FORCELOK (naturally powered sorcerer) searches for himself in the disciplinary society where his mother disappeared.

Synopsis: Magic Island High is a coming-of-age fantasy tale. In future society magic is ILLEGAL. Magic Island is where "criminals" are sent. Families are relocated with promises of a better life in exchange for freedom. The inhabitants have divided into FORCELOKS (natural powers) and MAGICIANS (inherited spells and object manipulation). The constant battle mirrors the racial conflicts of our society. Our hero is JONE FOSS (13). Mom left early. His father raises him to not lose that temper. He discovers his forcelok powers with no idea how to control them. Jone attends Magic Island HS. Refusing to become a "forcelok jock" he crusades to unify. We have our gorgeous school princess (ATHENA, 15). The rugged villain (FLIPPER, 17) was born to bully. A friendship between Dad (PETER, 45) and quirky neighbor (RONDA, 40) deals with loss, dreams, and starting again. It is fantastic, magical, modern, and real. Will they win and change their world? What about ours?

Title: Elemental Force

Logline: The four basic elements and their possessors are in a time of enormous parallel within the guilds they hold memberships to. Who will win?

Synopsis: An ordinary young adult male given no name at birth found himself without a father, Tim, at an early age when a rough tyrant named Merketh got wise to his father's possession of wind abilities and overpowered Tim at his cabin away from town with a vicious force of fire which Merketh posed. Merketh's only goal in this is to conquer all other opposition and hold the basic elements and their respective powers. The nameless man is unaware of this second society on earth just like other ordinary citizens holding no elemental powers until he crosses paths with a frail yet canny elder human named Mesulon at a nearby pond. While watching a kind act the young man did at a park when a group of kids was picking on a shy child, Mesulon decided to act as the young man's spiritual advisor after a meeting with fellow wind possessors at their air temple to strategize what actions to take to remedy certain tensions between the elemental realms (districts) on Earth.

Title: STILTS

Logline: Rumplestiltskin didn't die when he ripped himself apart. He forgot his identity when the Salamander Queen enchanted him. He has three days left to take her a child or lose his soul forever.

Synopsis: Two hundred years ago, a special child was caught by Mire, Salamander Queen. She enchanted him. He became Rumplestiltskin(Stilts) and lost his memory. Stilts has three days. If he fails to bring the Queen a child, he will have to trade places with her and lose himself forever. Stilts tunnels his way to modern-day San Francisco. He tricks his way into Jenny's life. She lives with her family in a one-room houseboat. In Jenny's presence, Stilts starts to remember his past. Rather than take Jenny, Stilts decides to kill Mire by spinning a web of gold that attracts the spiders which cause Mire's albino skin to turn green and fall off. Mire sails on an underground river in her pirate ship to blast a hole to Golden Gate Park and imprison Stilts and Jenny until time runs out. She causes an earthquake and Stilts and Jenny disappear underground. Mire captures Jenny. Stilts confronts three traps in his effort to save Jenny and faces a stalactite and stalagmite-crashing finale.

Title: LOLA'S RETURN

Logline: Hovering around the desert in her sand mobile, LOLA RAY, our main character, discovers more than just tornado sand storms. She discovers she is the most sought after jewel in the universe.

Synopsis: Planet TRIXAW, a deserted desert wasteland filled with boundless pockets of treacherous tornado sand storms, is home to the planets only known source of existance, a used future of a port station. Here, high technology from all the universe is bartered and sold to the highest bidder. At the same moment, an adventurer named LOLA RAY discovers more than just sand storms. Enriched in mythology, the old wizard by the side of the road is in need of LOLA'S help. Escaping the evil clutches of the luminous SHADOW FORCE, LOLA, with the help of an OLD MAN discovers truly why she is here on the planet. Once upon a time, planet TRIXAW was known as the lovely land of LAYLAHMA, a beautiful technologically advanced crystal city where cultures from all over the universe lived in peace and prosperity. Discovering her past, present and future, join LOLA in the adventure and discovery of a lifetime. Being both a beautiful morality tale and the coming of age fantasy, the third eye is now opening.

Title: Going For Home

Logline: A Major League pitching prospect and his spirited wife separate after years of marriage. Their young boy, determined to get them back together, enlists the help of a magical old man from their past.

Synopsis: Pitcher Ben Douglas has been scratching and clawing his way through the Minor Leagues for the past 12 years. His wife Rachel has had it up to here with baseball and everything that goes with it so one day she gives him an ultimatum. "It's either the game or our marriage." Ben can't give up his childhood dream of making it to the bigs so he leaves his wife, much to the dismay of their ten-year old son, Cal. That very same day Ben's prayers are answered and his is sent up to the big club in Chicago, much to the dismay of the recently jilted Rachel. Young Cal is both ecstatic and heartbroken. His dad is going to the bigs but mom doesn't want anything to do with any of it so he calls to the heavens above for help. Heaven and earth play a game of catch in this hilarious and heart warming story of young boy's journey to reunite his feuding parents.

Title: Cyril Helps Isaac In His Fight Against Green

Logline: After years enduring severe physical deformity and humiliation, Isaac embarks with Cyril on a surreal journey to discover normality, unaware of the consequences...

Synopsis: Isaac is born with permanent jaundice and genetic abnormalities, which leave him severely discoloured and disfigured. He suffers abandonment from his own mother, constant taunts and jibes from the intolerant community of Milburn Peaks, and is only accepted by his aunt Milly and her son Cyril. As the insults continue into his adult life, Isaac becomes severely depressed and withdrawn. One day, he sees an infomercial with a possible cure for his ailments. This glimmer of hope is enough to haul him from his agorophobia, and together with Cyril, he embarks on a journey in search of normality. Little does he know, he will have to endure a fantastical adventure with bizarre consequences, involving zany characters, multiple hallucinations, peculiar phenomena and a mysterious disappearance.

Title: Escape From Hell

Logline: 666 AD, Rome: A once noble General goes mad and is killed. Committed to avenging his death, he escapes from Hell. Meanwhile, Satan summons three formidable demons to bring him back.

Synopsis: 666 AD, Rome: General Lorenzo Lupo, the noble head of the Vatican guard and the Pope's personal bodyguard, has just lost his entire family to the plague. Feeling betrayed by the God he so devotedly served, Lupo goes mad and declares war on God and the church. In an assassination attempt on the Pope's life, Lupo is killed by a young but brave Prince. Swearing to avenge his death, Lupo makes a bold escape from Hell. Reinhabiting his now putrid and decomposing corpse, Lupo wanders the gothic countryside--concealed under boots, gloves and a hooded cloak--wreaking murder and mayhem as he searches for the Prince who killed him. Meanwhile, Satan, enraged at hearing someone has escaped from his domain, summons three formidable demons whom he sends--in human form--to bring Lupo back.

Title: A Familiar World

Logline: A dying, manic depressive man doesn't medical help, and instead seeks the help of spiritual healers to cure him.

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Title: The Journey To Hoiku

Logline: Three children must face their destiny in a world filled with evil, betrayal and mythical creatures.

Synopsis: Three kids encounter an abandoned well in their town. With knowledge of a child's disappearance in the well fifty years ago, the curiosity of these three kids will take them on a journey through the well to a land known as Hoiku. Here they will meet new friends, new enemies and a creature named Tooley who brings them to the child that has been lost for so many years. The main character Tim Terman, Tim's friend Charlie Chang, and Rosie Adams all play kids in the sixth grade ready to face their destiny in this new land. The story revolves around Tim who learns throughout the story that his ancestors have been the protectors of the gates that bring Hoiku and his world together. However, the evil King of Hoiku, Ganzy has a plan to unite these two worlds in war. It is now up to Tim and his friends to stop Ganzy before these two worlds collide.