This is an exciting event. We left Year 1 with a bang, thanks to our guest judge Sara Codair! (We won't see Si until she regains internet in like two or three weeks, by the way.)
A year ago, we were a fledgling competition (okay, we still are, but that's besides the point) and struggling to get the news out to people that we were even out in the world. Now, we have regulars and repeaters and such an awesome community here that it makes me smile.
Thank you to everyone who participates here. You really make it worthwhile.
(Also, the 4th of July is on Monday. Who else is stoked for a 3-day weekend (among fellow Americans, anyways)?)
(Honorary crying eagle picture for Si:)
Word Count: 300 max
How: Submit your stories as a comment to this post, along with your name, word count, and title (and Twitter handle or blog if you've got 'em!). One entry per person.
Deadline: Midnight tonight, PDT!
Results announced: Next Wednesday afternoon.
Remember: Your entry must begin with the prompt! The prompt can be mutilated, but not beyond recognition. (Pictures do not need to be incorporated into your stories, they're for inspiration (and sometimes our amusement)).
"The insurance company warned us about you."