Premise: For mini-contest #47, tell, show, or evoke a complete story between 25 and 50 words long in which the word "monitor" is used exactly once.

Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020, 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 "Father-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: $25 for first place, $15 for second, $10 for third, all in US dollars. 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