Hello lovely people,
I just saw that The Blue Pencil Agency are running a 'Pitch Prize' (https://bluepencilagency.com/bpa-pitch-prize-2020/), but the deadline for entries is this Sunday!
I've thrown this synopsis of my current WIP together, and would love some feedback if any of you have the time and inclination (NB. The synopsis must be a max of 300 words; this one's 277, so I only have a weeny bit of wriggle room).
Thank you in advance!
Sadie is 52 years and 4mths old - the same age she’s been for the last 65 years, thanks to her unprecedented reaction to the anti-ageing treatment she took in the past.
Sadie lives on as some kind of matriarchal relic from her own past. Her 35 yr old great-grand-daughter Kasia is the closest thing she has to a friend these days. Sadie has a more difficult relationship with Kasia’s mother, Odette: 53, divorced, menopausal and embittered by the cruel blows life has dealt her, Odette resents Sadie’s enduring presence in their lives, seeing her as some kind of usurper to her own crown.
Sadie’s last-surviving child Ebony (Odette’s mother) is dying of cancer. In her final months, she urges Sadie to add someone new to her life before she outlives everyone who knows and loves her.
Sadie begins dating 56-year-old Zander, who is unperturbed by the age gap between them and the truth about her bizarre genetic condition. Zander offers her the opportunity to reinvent who she is at last.
But Sadie is finding it harder to throw herself whole-heartedly into a relationship than she’d thought; up until now, staying single had always been an agonising but conscious choice: People I love can’t leave me if I don’t let them in to begin with.
Meanwhile, it becomes horrifyingly obvious that Odette is attracted to Zander as well, and that they would make a perfect match. If she really wants her grand-daughter to find lasting happiness, Sadie needs to step out of their way.
The plan succeeds in bringing them together, but leaves Sadie desolate, and once again convinced of the inevitability of the fate she most dreads.