Big thanks to everyone who entered our Tweet your Own Story contest at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival. Those of you who kept up with our tweets throughout the day know we received some outstanding entries.
The One Story staff had a difficult decision ahead of them at the bar that night. Though there were impassioned fans of several of the stories, ultimately the staff voted for @andy_anderegg’s supermarket/ wedding story, which we just retweeted for your convenience.
Mom remarried same Dad, in church gym, as a Sunday School lesson. Jesus hates divorce, each say, then eat grocery store cake.
We were looking for an entire story told in the small space, one that evoked an entire scene and feeling. Even the luddites among our staff (yours truly) had to admit the contest was a lot of fun, and all entrants were in good company with Hemingway, who famously wrote the earliest tweet-erific story: For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn.
Congratulations, @andy_anderegg, who has won a new Kindle, complete with a Kindle One Story subscription, and thank you to all who entered who helped make 2009’s Brooklyn Book Festival super fun.