It’s time for another three-minute fiction contest from NPR. From the website:
All Things Considered's contest has a simple premise: Listeners send in original short stories that can be read in three minutes or less.
For Round 8 of our short-story contest, we're asking you to send us an original work of fiction that begins with this sentence: ‘She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, decided to walk through the door.' It must be 600 words or less. One entry per person. Your deadline is 11:59 ET on March 25.
More information—including some helpful advice from guest judge Luis Alberto Urrea—here.