Your Story #106: Winners

Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt above. (One sentence only.) 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. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

Email your submission to yourstorycontest@aimmedia.com with the subject line “Your Story #106.”

No attachments, please. Include your name and mailing address. Entries without a name or mailing address with be disqualified.

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

Out of 200 entries, WD editors and readers selected the top 10 winners, which will be published in the January/February 2021 issue of Writer’s Digest.

1

When Jake said they were going on a double date, the others thought dinner, maybe a movie, but raising the dead was far cheaper.

—Lexi J. Lee

2

The Trans-Dimensional Conversion Device demonstrated at the National Middle School Science Fair brought thunderous acclaim from the judges until the students admitted they didn’t know how to bring their teacher back again.

—Craig M. Hanson

3

One year after the bombs fell, four young elementals sacrificed their fleeting energy to rebuild our world.

—John Reshetar

4

Waves and rounds create your wishes, but beware of the glitches.

—Jennifer Benzinger

5

We were all getting pretty tired of constantly having to untangle the moonlight.

—Mary Pardovich

6

The spirits conjured up not one but four humans once again asking the shadows if they now believed in people.

—Jim Paladino

7

As the four believers held the web of the One Great Tarantula and chanted the traditional Spin, Mary heard the unmistakable sound of a thousand spiders crawling toward them.

—Erin Lavery

8

A week after their acceptance into Heaven, new arrivals realized that even for the blessedly exalted, folding fitted sheets was still close to impossible.

—Thomas Castner

9

Shared dream weaving was the afternoon’s team building activity, and everything was going splendidly until our newest member’s shadowy secret interrupted the fun.

—Richard Hartmann

10

Soul swapping was supposed to be easy, provided you never got the lines crossed.

—Clark Johnson

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