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NPR's "Three-Minute Fiction" contest

The flash-fiction / short-short-short trend continues…

For Round II of this contest, NPR invites writers to submit an original work that begins with this sentence:

“The nurse left work at five o’clock.”

Instructions, via the site:

One entry per person, and no more than 600 words, please. Stories must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

We’ll post a favorite story weekly until the New Yorker‘s James Wood picks our winner and reads his or her story on the air. The winner will also receive a signed copy of Wood’s book, How Fiction Works.

(And if you missed FWR‘s discussion of How Fiction Works, check it out here.)

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