That was the challenge presented in the tenth round of Three-Minute Fiction competition. This short story contest from All Things Considered challenged listeners to write a piece of fiction of no more than 600 words in which their story would be in the form of a voice mail. That’s it…pretty simple.
If you love short stories make sure you check out the Three-Minute Fiction page on the npr website for fourteen of the entries. You’ll want to read not only the winning entry Sorry For Your Loss by Lisa Rubenson but the others as well. Make sure you click the link at the bottom of the page to go back to Older Stories so you can read my favorite A Call From the Cabin by Kevin Windorf.
According to the website, more than 4000 entries were received and Lisa Rubenson’s winning entry will be published in The Paris Review.
I’m looking forward to round 11.