My story, "Escape," is a winner in the 2013 Epeolatry Contest! The challenge was twofold: write a non-romantic story using words from a list of romantic terms, and to do it in only 600 words. The second part was more difficult for me. The version I posted here is a bit longer, but I kept chipping away until my submission was exactly 600 words long. It was quite an exercise. Anyway, the 600-word version is on display at Satyr's Garden, along with two other winners. Check it out!