Supporters of WritingForums.org are pleased to announce the This is your chance to showcase your story-writing talents and compete against your fellow forum members for prizes as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of WritingForums.org. Write a short story of between 1000 and 7500 words involving the number 10, to honor the ten years that we've been on the web. You can interpret this requirement as broadly as you like, with the number 10 playing an explicit role in your story, or a more nuanced role, as you see fit. All genres are welcome. To enter the contest, you must be a member of WritingForums.org at the time of this posting, and you must post your story in the 10th Anniversary Contest sub-forum no later than midnight PST on the evening of June 26, 2016. Each story should be in its own thread, and should include the story's TITLE and WORD COUNT in the title of the thread. The easiest way to post your entry is by clicking here. Stories will be judged on the following criteria: Entertainment Technical Ability Originality Creative use of the Number 10 Winners will be announced Sunday, July 10, 2016. Prizes will be awarded as follows: First Place: $75 Second Place: $50 Third Place: $25 Please note that you must have a Paypal account to receive prize money. Our Judges, Komposten, Lifeline, Steerpike, Tenderiser, and Wreybies, will read each story as an anonymous entry and award points for each of the criteria, above. The stories with the highest point totals will be the winners. Ties will be decided by a vote of the Judges. Special thanks to Jannert, Komposten, Lifeline, Tenderiser, and Steerpike for contributing prize money to this contest. Sharpen your pencils, fill up your pens, and warm up your typing fingers! Let's go.