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A Contest For Listeners' Original Short Stories

Karen Russell's debut novel, Swamplandia! was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2012. Her most recent work is a collection of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Michael Lionstar hide caption

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Three-Minute Fiction Round 11: Finders Keepers

For this round of our short story contest, write a piece of original fiction in which a character finds something he or she has no intention of returning.

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Lisa Rubenson of Charlotte, N.C., wrote our Round 10 winning story, "Sorry for Your Loss." Courtesy of Lisa Rubenson hide caption

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Author Mona Simpson is the judge for Round 10 of Three-Minute Fiction. She has written five works of fiction (among other short stories and essays): Anywhere but Here, The Lost Father, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road and My Hollywood. Alex Hoerner hide caption

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