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Three-Minute Fiction: Check In

GUY RAZ, host:

We're a day away from announcing the winner of the latest round of our Three-Minute Fiction contest. You sent us nearly 4,000 short stories this round. Each one had to include these four words:

Ms. ANN PATCHETT (Author): Plant, button, trick, fly.

RAZ: That's our judge this round, novelist Ann Patchett. To hear Ann read the winning story and to hear what happened to those four words, tune in tomorrow same time same place. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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