Your Story 38 - Winners!

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Prompt: Write the opening sentence to a story (25 words or fewer) based on the photo prompt to the left.Official Rules

Thanks to everyone for your votes. Here are the results of Your Story #38. The winners in ranking order are as follows:

1. The aging motel lay off the beaten path, looking lost and forgotten, much like the battered souls that dwelled within. (Mike Clarke)

2. She was right, the sign looked like a lollipop, and she was waiting naked on the bed - but she hadn't mentioned she'd be dead. (Chip Houser)

3. There was nothing left in the rundown motel by sunrise but me, a suitcase filled with money and God—the dead don’t count. (Kendra Mims)

4. As I strolled into the worn-out motel after ten years of absence, the owner’s contentious face brought two words to my lips, “Hello, Father.” (Maria Lao)

5. Being back on Rt. 83 is so surreal; it's been 17 years since my mother was murdered here...and 17 years since I killed her. (David Azzariti)

6. There it was, the blighted motel where my daughter's killer was living, and where, if my aim stayed true, he would upgrade to hell. (Marie Anderson)

7. When you've just killed a man in cold blood, you can't be too choosy about the motel you're going to wash the blood off in. (Rollin Jewett)

8. The slamming of the hotel door reverberated throughout the dusty room and I began gnawing at the ropes that held me hostage in room 16. (Vanessa Frank)

9. Moving her prostitution business from her house to a hotel wasn't exactly what Jen had in mind when she thought about climbing the corporate ladder. (Renee Meland)

10. Secluded in a cheap motel near Reno, I was half-heartedly trying to finish my languishing novel when gun shots exploded from the adjacent room. (Susan Stonitsch)

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