With just over 350 stories submitted to the second annual Hint Fiction Contest in the last two weeks of April 2010, these were the winners and finalists chosen by best-selling author James Frey:
First place winner:
.com by Charles Lennox
In the address bar I type her name, first and last. I try:
The page cannot be displayed.
Second place winner:
ANOTHER NEW VASE by Christopher James
She found a place for the flowers. She thanked him for the necklace. It matched the last one. When he lifted her jaw she froze.
Third place winner:
LOVE STORY by James Cho
I’m washing glitter off my neck. She’s in the bedroom. I tell her to clap her hands so I know she’s not stealing anything.
- BABY SKIN by Allison Gibson
- PINK SLIP by Linda Simoni-Wastila