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Illustrations by Laurie Nasica

It certainly wasn’t simple to pick the winners, but the stories below were the ones that really stood out to us. Hopefully they’ll make for some suitable fireside reading material. Read more

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Illustrations by Laurie Nasica

As always, the decision was difficult and the arguments were heated, but the stories below were the ones that really stood out to us. They may be brief, but they sure are brilliant. Read more

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Writing a heartfelt or poignant tale in just 101 words is like painting an entire mural with just one can of spray paint. That is, it takes a lot of improvisation and creativity. Read more

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What a devilish contest. The annual Fiction 101 Challenge asks entrants to paint a scene or tell a story using no more than 101 words (title not included). Read more

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Usually, the most fantastical stories tend to delight our Fiction 101 judges. But this year, our first-place winner, Christopher Cordry, wrote a story that's all too real. Read more

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Oh, Cosgrove.If you've picked up this year's Fiction 101 issue, then you get that joke. You know all about the daring Gaboobles, the hit man who gets paid ... Read more

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The long wait is over-behold the winners of our 10th annual story-story contest Read more

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The rules of CityBeat 's Fiction 101 contest are pretty simple: It's gotta be no more than 101 words long, not including the title. We count particles and numbers, and a hyphenated word counts as two words if the two parts can work independen... Read more

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For some San Diegans, CityBeat's annual Fiction 101 competition is less an exercise in creative writing and more an excuse to inflict their perversions upon us. Necrophilia. Bestiality. Incest. You name it, someone's expanded t... Read more

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The bartendress, Shirley, ruled with an iron fist and a lifelong smoker's hack. When she and Jack split, she took the truck and left him the house, unbolting the camper from the truck bed and driving away while Jack slept inside. Read more

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2009 reading of Fiction 101winners by Write Out Loud at Claire de Lune coffeehouse. Video produced by El Roberto Productions Read more

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The winners of our seventh annual super-short-story contest Read more

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Our Fiction 101 contest gets revived and made into a live spoken-word show Read more

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