Ends on February 25, 2018

$2.80 USD

This is NOT a contest. There are no prizes. It’s a creative challenge. We’ll publish every submission that tickles our fancy. And we’ll do that as the submissions roll in. We’re not waiting until after the deadline to publish. When our deadline has come and gone, we’ll repeat the challenge with different sentences.

WHAT TO DO: You MUST USE ONLY ONE of the three phrases below to BEGIN your short story or poem. (What you do with the rest of your piece is totally up to you. Be inventive. Be unexpected. Surprise us with your creativity.)

CHOOSE ONLY ONE OPTION BELOW:

EITHER 

USE THIS PHRASE TO BEGIN YOUR STORY OR POEM:

Rounding a corner, I spied a 12-foot cardboard woman tilted against a wall.

OR

USE THIS PHRASE TO BEGIN YOUR STORY OR POEM:

Now a ragged breeze as the damp earth breathes.

OR

USE THIS PHRASE TO BEGIN YOUR STORY OR POEM:

The buzzer buzzed and Jasmine pressed a button to admit her visitor.

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