Think you can write a story in 150 words or fewer? We think you can — and we think you should!

All a story really needs is an exposition, a character with a motivation, a complication or two, and a resolution. Surely all that can be crammed into 150 words?

Try it and then send us the results. We’ll collect them, collate them, sort them, and eventually publish them, with your byline. A lucky few will even receive a recycled book from my own personal library. You could win a college linguistics textbook, an Alton Brown cookbook, or maybe even my copy of The Great Gatsby, featuring custom liner notes written in my own hand!

Tarry no more and send us your 150 word story today!

(The above? Just 126 words.)