Category Archives: 1667 Words Contest

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Aircraft Delays


[This #1667 Words entry is by Penny Higgins.] I arrived at the airport a half hour earlier than I had expected. I had planned for snow-covered roads and treacherous driving, but as it was, the slow-downs were minor. I arrived at … Continue reading

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Do you know how to live?


[This #1667 Words entry is by Zack Vandermeulen.] You ask me if I know how to live and I can answer you that I have. I have lived as a man, as a woman, as a king and as a pauper. … Continue reading

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Timeline


[Our next #1667 Words entry is by James Jude.] Leo sat under the ugly florescent lights in the common area of Park Psychiatric, staring at Patrick. He should never had made that deal with him all those years ago. All it … Continue reading

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Rum Ball Blues


[This #1667 Words entry is by Kyle Schewe.] What could’ve been a pleasant evening, with burgeoning romance, had gone all wrong. And he found himself alone. Again. How did this always happen? Tiril was holding the box of chocolates in his … Continue reading

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Rearranging the Alphabet, and Other Bad Pickup Lines


[This #1667 Words entry is by Julie Jackson.] “Is your name Google? Because you have everything I’m searching for.” Tobey stared, incredulous at the horrible pickup line. He glanced at Melanie, whose frown told him that she did not like it, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Transitions


[This #1667 Words entry is by S. Arthur Yates.] Me and Sue Ellen are growed now, her with a daughter of her own, a niece I’m hardly knowin’. But, all them years don’t count none as we’re sittin’ on our grandpa’s … Continue reading

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Platform P1


[This #1667 Words entry is by Caitlin McGee.] Gregory had been running through the endless subway tunnel for what had seemed like hours. His legs were cramped and tired and his lungs were no longer getting as much oxygen as they … Continue reading

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Soul’s Compass


[The latest #1667 Words entry is by Melissa Newcomb.] The wind was tangling her hair into a rat’s nest, but it was also whisking the tears away from her face the instant they dropped from her misty eyes. She had decided … Continue reading

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Four


[Our second #1667 Words entry is by Brennan Storr.] We have always been here Where the sugar cane sways without wind And the air is heavy and silent As though before a storm. Mornings the same, Brightness creeping through our cottage’s … Continue reading

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Colonies


[Our first #1667 Words entry is by Divya Persaud.] (One moment. It would have been just one – one moment that would have changed our parts.) The officer adjusts his collar; the sun is too bright, has been too bright since … Continue reading

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