Premise: For this mini-contest, tell, show, or evoke a complete story between 25 and 50 words long that is told from the point of view of an unreliable narrator. That is, you shouldn't expect the reader to understand the story the same way the narrator does. Remember that an unreliable narrator isn't necessarily a fool! The readers just have to recognize something in the story being told that the narrator doesn't.

Deadline: Friday, June 3, 2022, 11:59 PM Eastern US time.
Length: Between 25 and 50 words.
Hyphenated Words: Words that are normally hyphenated, but generally considered one word, are considered one word for this contest. Examples: "Twenty-three", "Jack-o-lantern", and "Mother-in-law" are each one word. However, stringing a bunch of words together with hyphens for artistic effect will result in each connected word being counted separately. Example: "It was a get-out-of-my-way day." That hyphenated phrase counts as five words.
Prizes: $35 for first place, $25 for second, $15 for third, all in US dollars. Honorable mentions get published but make no money. Beginning in November 2021, if international currency exchange fees are necessary to pay an author, up to $2 of that fee comes out of the mini-contest prize money.
Other Rules: One entry per author. There is no fee for entering this contest.
 

On The Premises