March 17, 2010

Publisher's Desk For March 17th | printable version

A HOMEMADE DOLL, A NEEDLE, SOME THREAD, AND A TINY POKE...

This was the topic of the Winter 2010 24-Hour Short Story Contest:

From her lap, his shiny black eyes stared up at her as she admired his permanent red smile. Fingering his tiny overalls, she pictured the little ones' faces, pressed against the icy windowpanes, waiting for her to arrive with another basket of her lifelike, homemade gifts. The last strand of hair was finally in place. As she gently inserted the needle to tie a knot, he lurched in her hand and a high-pitched voice said...

Take a moment to think about where you would take this topic...

The winners of the WritersWeekly.com Winter 2010 24-Hour Short Story Contest have been posted! See the contest topic and the entire list of winners (and their prizes), and read the top three winning stories here: http://www.writersweekly.com/contest/winter10winners.html

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Congrats to the Top Three Winners!

1st Place - Careful What You Wish For by Nicolas Hoover, New York, NY

2nd Place - The Tie that Binds
by Gayle Rodcay, Loveland CO

3rd Place - The Little Ones
by Alex Artukovich, Van Nuys, CA

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