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A little girl reminisces about someone close to her during the night of a certain holiday.

For this challenge, I decided to take a risk with how I approached the prompt and let the story unfold. The audience doesn’t know exactly what’s going on, and the challenge prompt doesn’t play into the script until the very end. The holiday I chose to write about isn’t considered a major holiday, but it’s one that is important to my family.

Hi! My name is Amber Akhtar and I’m a filmmaker from Michigan. I am currently studying dramatic writing at NYU. I am always looking for opportunities to grow as a storyteller and show what I have to offer. more...

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