We asked you to write a great short story in ten words or fewer.
Here we present the winners and finalists:
Fine! Judge away! Like you've never spilled someone's ashes before
I offer my cigarette. The tombstone stares back.
Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey
Her hand grips mine. She says, "I found superglue, Mom."
Balloons sag like drunk party guests. Another year without you.
Merrick, New York
His head fills her hands. Unattached, it’s surprisingly light.
Cape Canaveral, Florida
My daughter's a free-range chicken. She has prison yard privileges.
Des Moines, Iowa