Your Story #100: Winners

Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt for your chance to be featured in Writer's Digest Magazine. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.
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  • Prompt: Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt above. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

Email your submission to with the subject line "Your Story #100." No attachments, please.

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every entry we receive, due to volume. No confirmation emails will be sent out to confirm receipt of submission. But be assured all submissions received before entry deadline are considered carefully. Official Rules

Entry Deadline: CLOSED

There were so many great entries that choosing these 10 winners was a hard decision! From over 500 entries, WD editors and winners selected the following winners, whose entries were published in the March 2020 issue of Writer's Digest.

1. I always thought the Devil held a pitch fork, but after investigating the crime scene, I'm convinced she carries an umbrella. —Nicolette Florio

2. No one had suspected sweet 'ole Granny Smith to be the biggest cocaine kingpin since Pablo Escobar, but as her arresting officer noted, "You never know just how sour the apple is until you bite in." —Alec Fix

3. I would've removed the body from the trunk if I'd known my grandmother was borrowing my car to go to bingo. —Robin Danielle

4. Sweat was making the adhesive on my “Gertrude” mask come loose at the base of my faux wrinkled neck, but the bigger problem was the flirty elderly police captain waiting for me on the other side of the glass. —Madison Wilie

5. Grandma Sylvia never made cookies, nor could she bake a cake to save her life, but the police definitely found her with plenty of dough. —Robert Olsen

6. Suspect Poppins stated, "I had the right-of-way, those drones were the interlopers, and I do not need glasses, thank you very much." –Norma Huss

7. Some kids get Nanny McPhee or Mary Poppins and I, I get stuck with Nanny "Stickyfingers" Dolores. —Wendi Moore

8. Most people knew better than to upstage Dorothy Fletcher at the annual church bake sale; Edie Petersen was not most people. —Megan Kosse

9. Mom, I didn't ask you for a wanted poster, I asked if you want a pop tart from the toaster. —Nancy Perpall

10. Grandma beamed with pride knowing her mug shot would be on television at my first press conference as police chief. –Stephen Nelson


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