My Entry to NPR’s Three-Minute Fiction Contest

Below you’ll find my entry to round 8 of NPR’s Three-Minute Fiction contest. I do that, from time to time, you know — write fiction. The world thinks I’m a blogger, and I am. But I’m also a writer who aspires to (oneday) write quality fiction.

Per NPR’s rules, each story had to begin with the exact same sentence (right down to the unnecessary comma). I think the sentence totally sucks, but, again, I had to begin my story with it, so when you read it, just know that it wasn’t mine.

Anyway, my story’s only 597 words, so it won’t take you very long to read. In fact, it should only take you (get this) 3 minutes. I had been calling it Each Other, but a close friend came up with another title I kinda like: The Hand You Were Dealt. So I don’t know what I’m calling it. If you think of something that you feel is better than either one of those, I’m all “ears,” so just leave a comment.

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Fishing For Ghosts

Cal pulled up to the trailhead and was surprised to see no other cars. Not that it mattered. There were several campsites off the main trail as well as the other two which intersected it, and Cal knew every single one of them. So finding a private spot wouldn’t be a problem. 

Still, it was always better when your private spot was the entire side of a mountain.

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