The story can be anything relating to the tag line. “Why they say Men are from Mars”
- a pumpkin.
- Mention of Pumpkin without Halloween.
Word Count: 1,200
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- One story per author. You may post more than one, but only the first story will qualify for voting.
- Stories must be in English, unpublished and your own work.
- Stories must fit into a single comment box and must stay within the word limit set for each contest.
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The writing prompt for November 4, 2021, will be chosen by Phil Town.