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August Contest Winner

Each month we hold a writing contest for our members, by our members. Writers are given parameters, such as a word count and/or a prompt. Entries are judged and discussed blindly. For August, writers had 24 hours to write a 100-word story using a genre, action, and keyword chosen from a pre-selected list.

General Laborer, $20/hr, No Prior Experience Required

by Marília Bonelli

“Thanks for meeting me here instead of the office at such short notice.”

I suppressed a cough at the stench of bleach. “Sure.”

A bang resounded from one of the person-sized cylinders in the back of the warehouse and I jumped.

“Temperature changes,” the interviewer said, undisturbed. “And long term absence would be fine for your family?”

“Yes, I live alone.”


I twisted and untwisted the newspaper until it fell onto a coppery stain.

The headline screamed: Another body found! Organ trafficking or serial killer?

“Uhm, what’s the job exactly? The advert didn’t say.”

“Don’t worry. You’ll be perfect.”

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