Premise: For this mini-contest, show, tell, or evoke a complete story in at least 30, but no more than 50 words. No word in your story is allowed to be more than seven letters long. Unlike in other contests, for this one, hyphenated words count as one word for purposes of the letter count no matter what! Hyphens themselves do not count as letters, though. The bottom line is, "cat-like" is okay (7 letters) but "lion-like" is not (8 letters), and "jack-in-the-box" (12 letters) is no good either.

Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern US time.
Length: Minimum of 30 words, maximum of 50 words.
Hyphenated Words: See the contest description--the rules for hyphenated words are different this time.
Prizes: $25 for first place, $15 for second, $10 for third. Honorable mentions get published but make no money.
Other Rules: One entry per author. There is no fee for entering this contest.

On The Premises