We invited you to look back at 2017 and write about it. Specifically, to tell us a true story from your life in 2017…in only 17 words or fewer.
Here we present the winner and finalists.
Unemployment, day forty: I'm savoring blueberry pancakes and cinnamon coffee while watching Comey testify. He's unemployed, too.
We stood in the yard smoking cigars while fireworks laced with Tio's ashes burst over the neighborhood.
Ultrasounds before work. Injections in the office bathroom. Ten eggs retrieved, seven frozen. Don't count your chickens.
New York, NY
A turtle, purchased in a sketchy parking lot. Taught me patience, love, gentleness, and how to bargain.
As the floodwaters rose, I hotfooted it to the supermarket for emergency wine. It was closed. Disaster!
Limavady, United Kingdom
Guys in the meeting curse, then turn to me and apologize. I'm a flower, not a colleague.
Dogs laze on dry grass. Pool vacuum clicks along. Leaf blower blares. Living with the parents again.