Your Story 40 – Winners!

  Prompt: Write the opening sentence to a story (25 words or fewer) based on the photo prompt to the left.
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Thanks to everyone who voted on WD’s Your Story #40! Here are the results. The winning entries, in ranking order, are as follows:

1. He snatched up a lost wallet on the sidewalk, thinking it was his lucky day–until he read the note stuck inside: Look behind you. (Darlene Roberts)

2. It was a terrible coincidence when the wallet he found on the sidewalk contained a faded picture of his missing wife. (Kara Branson)

3. That wallet on the sidewalk meant opportunity or trouble, and I was up for either one. (Sandra Dowling)

4. Bending down to collect his wallet off the pavement, Jerry’s mind turned to something else: the long split down the back of his trousers. (Natasha Long)

5. As Edward watched the wallet fall to the ground, his initial reaction was to return it, but his addictions would outweigh his guilt. (Richard De Fino)

6. Jacob’s world stopped when he opened the lost wallet and saw a picture of his wife with a man he’d never seen before. (Lari Newton)

7. When I found a tan leather wallet sunbathing on an empty concrete lane, it felt hot like a thousand sins. (Andrew Cloward)

8. Darren told me to forget the wallet and keep running, but the faded picture was worth the risk. (Drew Iverson)

9. It wasn’t even time for breakfast yet, and Frank was already learning that he should’ve watched the news report on man-eating wallets. (Michael Pizzano)

10. Swooping down to pick up the wallet, she hoped there was at least enough money in it to continue the electrolysis on her hairy forearms. (Ken Mosier)

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18 thoughts on “Your Story 40 – Winners!

  1. KittyB78

    I have a question and it wasn’t covered in the FAQ here. I read the official rules, but it mentions winning fees… that doesn’t apply to the “Your Story” does it?

  2. rdefino

    I actually got lost into the little story that I created from the 23 words that I typed in lol.
    It’s amazing how fast the mind can create a complex situation. I was so tempted to continue on way past the alotted 25 words. Good luck to everyone.

  3. escargot

    Dummy me just re-read the entry requirements, and it’s one sentence;I put about four sentences but kept under the 25 words.Pity – it was pretty good too. 🙂

  4. Writerchiq

    Piorre, how true! Because it is such a brief writing exercise, I’ve written several openings and am going to do my own impromptu survey with family and friends to see which of them they like most. I’ll submit that.


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