$2.00 USD

100 words for your essay … no more or no less. You get 100 words—exactly 100 words—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. (Your title is not part of the 100 words.)

Please include a short bio (25 words, max!) with your submission. Also, did we say exactly 100 words? We weren’t kidding! Also, make friends with your spell-check, or have a friend proofread your story.