Followed mermaid's call: Please feed cat.

Winning post by Linda Saldaña

 Congratulations to Linda Saldana, winner of the  "Six Word Story Contest" based on the above photograph. And thanks to everyone who participated. It was a pleasure to read your words and see where your imaginations took us.  As my friend Ken Rodgers said, " Carumba!"

Congratulations to Linda Saldana, winner of the  "Six Word Story Contest" based on the above photograph. And thanks to everyone who participated. It was a pleasure to read your words and see where your imaginations took us.  As my friend Ken Rodgers said, " Carumba!"

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 “I don’t use people I know at all. I really value the shorthand, the compression of suggesting a whole life while actually having to render up very little of it. I feel tired of exposition and backstory; the more you can suggest without spelling out, the more you can encompass in the same space. Fiction writing is always about compression and suggestion.” - Jennifer Egan, The Goon Squad

“I don’t use people I know at all. I really value the shorthand, the compression of suggesting a whole life while actually having to render up very little of it. I feel tired of exposition and backstory; the more you can suggest without spelling out, the more you can encompass in the same space. Fiction writing is always about compression and suggestion.” - Jennifer Egan, The Goon Squad

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Walking the planks, shadows and light catch my eye and stop me in my tracks for a moment of wonder.