Your Story 55: The Winners!

Read the top five entries and vote for your favorite in the current Writer's Digest Your Story competition. (You must be a registered member of the WD Forum to view and vote.)
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Your Story 55: The Winners!

Postby TiffanyLuckey » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:50 pm

Prompt: Write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on the photo found here: ... r-story-55.

Thanks to everyone who voted in WD’s Your Story #55! Here are the results. The winning entries, in ranking order, are as follows:

1. The wild roar of the crowd pulsed through her entire body, making her even more conscious of the bomb strapped to her torso. (Lydia Searcy)

2. The population of Roanoke lifted their hands through the cloud of debris into the first rays of sunlight their skin had felt in 426 years. (Olivia Coffman)

3. The photo of the victims made no sense—dozens of hands stretched skyward, toward heaven—until Duncan realized he’d been holding it upside down. (William Wood)

4. The curtains opened and the stadium fogged like a winter morning, hiding the fact that I was impersonating a celebrity that died two days earlier. (Bethany Loper)

5. No one quite knew where to start after the floor collapsed in the prosthetics factory. (Chip Houser)

6. Witnesses say the first flash fog occurred in 1895 in Juneau, Alaska, when 200 young people ran out into the -40°F night and collectively exhaled. (Nicole Blackburn)

7. Trying to suffocate zombies only makes them madder. (Gary Chiert)

8. Fear festered in the riders of train 216 as it screeched to an unplanned stop in the Field of Lost Limbs. (G.M. Reinfeldt)

9. As the lights came down and the crowd roared around me, I realized I’d lost a contact lens. (Jaime Liddick)

10. I arrived armed with a cappuccino and a rolling rack of clothes, lifted the industrial door and faced myself with a sea of naked mannequins. (Jenneh Sheetz)

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