Your Story #80: Winners!

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  • Prompt: Write a line (just one sentence only, of 25 words or fewer) that best describes what’s happening in the prompt at 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 80! The top 10 winners are as follows:

 


1. Charlie spent years perfecting his telekinesis, but the unfortunate timing of the squirrel turned everything on its head, as usual.

2. “Now it’s my turn to cry,” thought Old Yeller.

3. Jadon’s first solo flight ended with a sky green as grass, the clouds under his feet, and his next best friend waiting outside the Cessna.

4. On this day every year, Human Remembrance Day, we Canines visit the wreckage where the last of our Best Friends fell.

5. Champ had never seen a stick fly so high or fall so hard in all his years of stick catching.

6. Having barked at every noisy Cessna that flew overhead, Jasper stared at the twisted debris and wondered, “Did I do that?”

7. At the time, Bella didn’t fully recognize the consequences of chewing on her master’s hydraulic line.

8. Carrie took her dog to the crash site, where the death of a plane and its occupants had given birth to something else entirely.

9. Rex realized he should’ve thought about how he would collect on the bet after Porky failed, spectacularly and fatally, to prove that pigs could fly.

10. “Okay, which one of you kids told the dog to go fetch?”

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54 thoughts on “Your Story #80: Winners!

  1. LSchumacher

    C is the BEST!

    C. Jadon’s first solo flight ended with a sky green as grass, the clouds under his feet, and his next best friend waiting outside the Cessna.

    I can’t wait to see what happens next!

  2. E.B.

    While I found several of these entries amusing (and even laughed out loud at a few), I feel that “Entry I” creates the most intrigue and suspense. I am left wondering what happened and what is going to happen. Good job! I vote for “I”.

    I. Carrie took her dog to the crash site, where the death of a plane and its occupants had given birth to something else entirely.

  3. SChampagne

    I definitely vote for option “I” – “Carrie took her dog to the crash site…”
    Unless this is a children’s story, I find it too “cutesy” to anthropomorphize the dog so much. A first reaction might be to make the dog into the protagonist because that is what is first seen in the photograph. However, that option seems more clever than well-written. A human protagonist who sees her dog because she brought him to the site seems more reasonable to develop.

    1. Baihley Grandison Post author

      Hi Lexi,

      They will be! The official staff judging begins tomorrow, and we’ll have them up by the end of the week (if not sooner!)

  4. nanlewjo

    I am new to this and wonder where we will go on the website to vote for Your Story #80 when we are able to? It doesn’t look like the forum has been used for voting in quite a while.

    1. Baihley Grandison Post author

      Welcome! Voting will be posted here (You’ll be able to vote in the comments section soon.) We have not yet judged the entries to select the top ones, but once those are posted in the next week or so, you’ll be able to vote right here.

  5. Meg

    The directions in the magazine say: Write a line that best describes what’s happening in the prompt below.
    The online prompt states: Write the opening sentence to a story based on the photo below.

    Which is it? Thanks!

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