I don't really get the last one, but oh well. Although mine wasn't chosen, I'm not daunted—and neither was film critic Roger Ebert, who sent in entries for a year before grabbing the brass ring of the #1 spot on the April 4 contest!
"I'm not going to say the word I'm thinking of."—Roger Ebert Chicago, Ill.
"Why don't you just admit it—this is the wrong desert."—Ronn Koeppel, Los Osos, Calif.
"Let me know if you spot a divorce lawyer."—Kent Engelmeier, Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less. It's a swell story (although the editor in me can't help but cringe every time I see "less" instead of "fewer"!)