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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 #110.”

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: March 1, 2021

Out of nearly 200 entries, WD editors selected the following 12 finalists. The winners will be published in the September/October 2021 issue of Writer’s Digest.

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There was a time when Marie thought little other than marrying the Viscount Hereford, but since waking up 5,000 miles and 244 years from her betrothed, Marie has had to find other Friday evening diversions.

2

Cassandra had read every self-help article in the magazine that Friday night: Dress To Please Yourself, Eat For Total Pleasure, Watching Porn Can Be Healing, Hair And Makeup Ideas He'll Love.

3

Marie choked on her pizza and realized why so few people had auditioned for Revolution, a new reality show where contestants dressed like French royalty: Elimination occurred via guillotine.

4

Her rumbling stomach told Diane that the pizza was in fact not gluten free and her acting performance in the upcoming scene would be challenging at best.

After hearing about all the things that are "better than sex," Jasmine made the mistake of trying them all at once.

6

Time-traveling Marie Antoinette enjoyed the pizza, but when she found QVC, she reached nirvana.

7

If only she had remained on the canvas, Camille discovered, her portrait could have fetched $1.4 million at auction.

8

The Countess was riveted by the handsome time traveler’s gadgets and gizmos, but nothing prepared her for his assertion that pineapple belonged on pizza.

9

Victoria made the mistake of watching Bride of Frankenstein on the day she was to become Mrs. Wright. 

10

Marie Antoinette invented the Guillotine Pizza Slicer, not knowing it would be her own undoing.

11

If the queen had taken the wizard's curses of time-traveling and body-switching seriously, she might not have had him thrown into the stockades.

12

When the dragon wasn’t looking, Princess Caprice escaped the lair, booked a night at the nearest Hilton she could find, and ordered room service.

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