Shadows Of My Life

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MYSTERY

Contemporary

Gladys La Gigi Morales

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Submision Type

Short Story

Logline

Evelyn has always felt there was more to who she was and who was always with her, she struggles to understand why a horrific shadow follows her.

Genre

Mystery

Short Summary

Young Woman in her late thirties is being hunted down and possessed by her past life that is trying to connect to her life in the present

Setting

Chicago & Kewaunee Wisconsin

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Evelyn

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Genre

ACTION, FANTASY, SUSPENSE, THRILLER

Brief

Emily and Michael are the small children from the Rosario Family. Evelyn, the mom, is a principal and dedicated mom and wife; and her husband David is a detective. Their apparent regular life is distressed when Evelyn begins to have visions that lead her to find a baby skull. As she gets to know Sofia, a medium that helps solving crimes, Evelyn discovers she must fight a dark shadow that is taking control of her life only to find out this shadow has always been with her. As she faces the shadow in her dreams, Evelyn discovers the shadow was herself in her past life and it becomes unclear whether she continues to be that dark force or has she regenerated herself somehow.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: FAIR

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

It is accurate.

Draw of Story

The story is shortly written and the events that take place in the apparent calm life of a regular family are surprising enough to keep reader interested.

Possible Drawbacks

Nothing made me want to put the book down because story is short and eventful enough.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

I would watch this movie because it has a solid story arc, beginning with the regular routine of the family but with a series of surprising events and an enticing ending that could be well developed into a complete narrative.

Fanbase Potential

It could have a large fanbase if adapted because it deals with the darkness behind apparently regular people and this subject can take interesting turns in a story that is explored in depth.

Awards Potential

It could have awards potential if story is developed enough in order to provide more layered characters, including their life stories, motivations and inner struggles.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

PSYCHIC KIDS

What’s New About the Story

The original thing about this story is mostly the darkness that is behind its protagonist Evelyn, and the unfolding of events that leave the audience unsure of whether she will be able to overcome her evil tendencies or will she just give in and hurt her children.

Lead Characters

Evelyn, a loving and dedicated mother and wife that carries a shadow all through her life, leading her to discover that the shadow comes from her own self, even though taken to extremes in this narrative, can represent regular people and the shadows they carry in many different levels.

Uniqueness of Story

It should be improved in terms of writing style and narrative development in general.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming TV Series: Network, Cable, Limited Run / Mini-Series, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

This is a work in progress because even though this thriller is interesting, original and has many surprising turns, the story lacks on character development and the narrative style is raw.

Tips for Improvement

In order to be considered, the story should be written in a more polished manner, and more insight should be provided regarding the Rosario family and specially about Evelyn and the visions that led her to the first crime she was connected to.