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Three-Minute Fiction: Round 7


JAMES WOOD: The winner is Molly Reid, and the story is "Not That I Care."

ANN PATCHETT: Yoav Ben Yosef, and the story is called "Not Calling Attention to Ourselves."

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM: a beautiful and very unorthodox story called "Roosts," by Zach Brockhouse.

WOOD: Ah. The winner is Cathy Formusa.

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: The winning story is a story called "A Saint and a Criminal," and it's by Lauri Anderson.

ALAN CHEUSE: The winner is Rhonda Strickland of Raleigh, North Carolina, with her story called "Please Read."


Could you be next? Round Seven of our Three-Minute Fiction contest starts next weekend. Now, for those of you who don't know about Three-Minute Fiction, we asked you to write an original short story that can be read in less than three minutes - meaning no more than 600 words. So clean off that keyboard, dust off the typewriter, grab your pens - pick up that quill, if you have to - because it all kicks off next Saturday with a new judge and a new challenge. If you just can't wait, you can get in on the conversation on our Three-Minute Fiction Facebook page.

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