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Your Story 54: The Winners!

Categories: Your Story Competition.

Flood of thoughtsPrompt: Write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on the photo to the left.

Thanks to everyone who entered and voted in Your Story 54! Here are the results. The winners in ranking order are as follows:

1. The water receded and the bride was gone, but so were the groom and the guests—and Jessica realized she should have rephrased her wish. (Brett Allen)

2. Vince should have emerged by now, lifting the chair with Sophia on top for the grand finale—unless this time he couldn’t escape the chains. (Raina Croff)

3. Perhaps, if I close my eyes very tight, I’ll be standing on a chair in the ocean rather than a ledge on the 25th floor. (Cynthia Maddox)

4. It was when Elizabeth Redding found herself peering over her office chair, into gallons of ocean, that she began questioning her resentment toward magic. (Aly Lim)

5. The dream followed her for half a century—her fear of the sea, that damned folding chair—until she took fate into her own hands. (Patrick Loafman)

6. With the firing squad ready, I saw Lydia hovering above the water wearing the graduation dress I had made—and then the shots rang out. (Caroline Todd)

7. I think I can safely say that I’m the first person to ever wake up on a floating chair in the middle of the ocean. (Medha Somayaji)

8. Who’d have thought that our innocent game of musical chairs would end with me standing on this chair, in this ridiculous dress, surrounded by oblivion? (Zephyrus White)

9. Floating in the ocean on nothing but a lawn chair, I found myself woefully unprepared for this year’s Hunger Games. (Salena Casha)

10. Tiffany did a lot of bizarre things while sleepwalking, but knowing she had carried this chair all the way to the beach ranked No. 1. (Megan O’Mara)

 

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About Tiffany Luckey

Tiffany Luckey is the associate editor for Writer's Digest and the Writing Community at F+W Media. She runs a TV blog at www.anothertvblog.com.

15 Responses to Your Story 54: The Winners!

  1. APFORTUNA says:

    Seriously? At least one of them is literally just a punchline to an invisible joke!

  2. Janovic says:

    WHEN in early December (!!!) will the chosen entries be posted please?

  3. james.ticknor says:

    It’s past early December. Tick-tock!

    • legeScott3 says:

      I would have to agree James, but I do respect them for giving us competitions like this. I’m just impatient because it is my first. I look every day and wonder if I am looking in the wrong spot. Good things come to those who wait I guess.

  4. mimipii says:

    where are the entries to vote on?

  5. vinman22 says:

    “This is the exact location right here!”, her usually timid voice emphasizing the word ‘right’ to mean I don’t give a damn if you don’t believe.

  6. nawlenz says:

    Yes my story, based on this picture, is running and screaming in my head!

  7. noobwriter says:

    Beautiful picture. Props to the photographer, this is truly a piece of art.
    Good luck to everyone who enters.
    The challenge is writing only one sentence lol. I want to write a whole book or at least a short story…maybe i will. :)

  8. Alittlebitofeverything says:

    Would it be possible to put a title above/before our sentence?

  9. james.ticknor says:

    To Moderator: “Can we enter multiple times?”

  10. jcm3wd says:

    What a nice picture! Where is this artistic model? -the bottom of a new pool? a bathing facility? a newly accommodated city drain?

    Black and white; good and evil, deadly currents below. Neat picture.

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