100 words ... no more or no less. Tell a story, write a prose poem, pen a slice of your memoir, or essay an essay.

You get 100 words--not including the title--which is both the pain and the pleasure here. It's short, you tell yourself. You would write 100 words at a bus stop, on your lunch break, in your sleep. But with 100 words you must tell the whole story in its entirety, so it holds together like a perfect little doll house.

The word count we use for stories is Microsoft Word. Please include a bio of no more than 30 words with your submission.