I am so sorry. I meant to post this yesterday evening, and fell asleep on the couch grading papers. (Oops!)
It was a difficult decision, because even though there were only four entries, each writer came from a completely different view. Unfortunately for the judges, each one was not only unique, but engaging...
Therefore, I'm going to send something to each of the authors. (OJ and T'Mara---I need your snail-mail address. Barb's I have already, and I have Lisa's.)
The winner is...T'Mara. However, when I post all four entries this evening, you'll see why every one of them could have and should have been a winner.
Thanks again for entering. I hope it was fun---my friend and I certainly enjoyed reading the stories.