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 January, submitters had 100-5,000 words to write a story with a puzzle at the heart of it in honor of National Puzzle Day.
Our winning entry used visual elements to execute the puzzle theme. In order to preserve the formatting, we're posting the story as a series of images. Enjoy!
by Thomas Brown