We invited you to tell us a very short story in 10 words or fewer.
Here we present the winners and finalists:
The honeymoon ends. I tip the bartender our wedding rings.
I held onto the big hand, hoping time would stop.
Accrington, United Kingdom
Naval burial, full honors. Thank God I can swim home.
Leia Cadogan Welch
Clifton, New Jersey
A man enters the elevator. Presses all the buttons. Leaves.
Brooklyn, New York
According to the Salvador Dalí clock, it’s half past forever.
Washingtonville, New York
Senators began surrounding Caesar: "Alright, I'm stumped. What's the surprise?"
They said she's unsinkable; I'll wait down here.
New Brunswick, Canada