Your Story #78: Winners!

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  • 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.

Thanks to everyone who entered and/or voted in WD’s Your Story 78! Here are the results. The top 10 winners are as follows:

 


1. Seven years after the bomb the ash still resembled a Robert Frost poem, but someone had activated the beacon and we had to discover who.

2. She loved winter, when the snow would cover the scorched earth and mix with the grey ash, and they could all forget.

3. The doomsayers got it wrong, our graves weren’t unmarked.

4. Muggsy stopped short, suddenly realizing why none of the guards pursued him as he made it over the wall and ran toward the woods.

5. There’s never been signs in the woods by the remote town I live in, but then again there’s never been men in black suits either.

6. It might have been a road sign marking the boundaries between The Here and The Out There, but I needed to get home.

7. There the footsteps stopped.

8. Although meant as a joke, Zac forever changed the world by moving one sign.

9. The tacky prop contamination movie sign wasn’t the only warning left behind by the shooting crew.

10. I wish I had known that the radiation sign lining the tour where I met Maya would also serve as a warning for our future.

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43 thoughts on “Your Story #78: Winners!

  1. StoneFree

    A – This entry has strong action. And in one sentence we know exactly what’s going on. (My only complaint is the name Muggsy – unless the scene is meant to be humorous.)

  2. Caitlyn_Elizabeth

    My vote is A. Muggsy stopped short, suddenly realizing why none of the guards pursued him as he made it over the wall and ran toward the woods.

  3. ARainDragon

    K is definitely the one I vote for. It was a toss up between K and A, but K has the sense of mystery that pulls you in hook, line, and sinker. What do they all want to forget that hasn’t killed them? Are they dying? There is a ton of potential for where this story can go that I’m excited.

  4. alijames

    I vote for L!!! “At first, nobody believed my bucket list, saying these places were ‘too dangerous’—as if my new friend the lung carcinoma cared about such things.”

  5. littlealex

    I vote for K. I like the start of the sentence bringing us into the winter scene and then creating a
    mystery as to what they could now forget! got my vote!!

  6. savannahgilbo

    H. The doomsayers got it wrong, our graves weren’t unmarked.

    If I had a second vote, it would go to –
    C. Although meant as a joke, Zac forever changed the world by moving one sign.

  7. Rhemae

    C-Although meant as a joke, Zac forever changed the world by moving one sign.
    It is the shortest yet you can branch out a lot of stories from it!
    but if I could vote twice I’d give my second vote to G.

  8. Shiva16

    I keep getting the message, “Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact the administrator by another method,” whenever I try to enter the contest.

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