Ends on December 1, 2017

For mini-contest #36, show, tell, or evoke a story in no more than 40 words (just 40 this time) in which sound effects (Pow! Crash! Whoosh!) are an integral part. As a stupid example, instead of saying "the bee buzzed," say "The bee went BUZZ". You get the idea...

Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:59 PM Eastern US time

Length: Maximum of 40 words.

Hyphenated Words: If the hyphenated word is generally considered a single word, it counts as one word. (Example: "twenty-five" or "jack-o-lantern.") Otherwise each word that is hyphenated word counts separately. (Example: "It was a don't-get-in-my-way day.")

Prizes: $25 for first place, $15 for second, $10 for third. Honorable mentions get published but make no money.

One entry per author. There is no fee for entering this contest.