Your Story #57 Contest Submission

Writers Digest “Your Story #57 Contest” Submission Prompt: Write the opening sentence (just one sentence) of 25 words or fewer to a story based on the photo to the left. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all,your story. The unbearable light revealed the metamorphosis was fully underway, confirming the extreme irony of bearing the name […]

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Your Story #55 Submission

Prompt: Write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on the photo above. “The first to fall was a 14 year-old redhead from Waukesha, her left nostril tricklingand the convulsions crumpling the hand-made “LOVE YOU, JUSTIN!!” poster.”

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All Wet

  WRITER’S DIGEST “Your Story #54″ Competition entry Prompt: Write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on the photo above. Your whisper slayed me and you did as you promised, leaving her at the altar — so I waited for you till the tide came in.

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The Hunt

WRITER’S DIGEST “Your Story #52″ Competition entry Prompt: Write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on the photo above.     “With their eyes on the prize, he fingered the axe knowing he had a choice to make: The best Christmas tree, or they disappear forever…”

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Flip for it

  WRITERS DIGEST “Your Story Competition #51.   Prompt: Write a short story, of 750 words or fewer, that begins with the following line of dialogue: “Heads, we get married; tails, we break up.” ***** “Heads, we get married; tails, we break up.” Bill observed the silver dollar through rheumy eyes. The 1899 Lady L stared […]

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Memorial Day

NPR Three-Minute Fiction 50 Word Challenge: “Memorial Day” She sips her juice box while her father faces the wall. Her hand holds a black crayon and slightly crumpled rubbing.    The man traces the ‘R’ of a name the little girl has never known. A name Gommy hasn’t used in 40 years. He stays. They […]

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Good Friday

Bending, submitting Falls to a breaking, shattering Hope crushed, mingled with a serpent’s blood A gaping maw devours Gnashing, hellish teeth throw sparks A sea of black smooths over the hole A rain of darkness descends A reign of darkness ascends And those left above the sea are drowning

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Tracks

Writer’s Digest Short Story Contest Entry, 2013 The man froze in his tracks. His weren’t the only ones pressed into the fresh fall of snow. A scuffling trail of sneakers – a child’s sized 7 – led from his front door, between his own, turning left down the sidewalk. He panicked, dropping the shopping bag, […]

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