Each year there are a few great entries. Although the following did not win any special mention, I thought it the best I've seen in a while. This was submitted by Ms. Anne E. Campisi of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is reproduced here without permission but with great respect and admiration.
My editor advised, "You don't have to marry your mother and poke out your eyes in order to feel the pain."
But I did.
Now, a blind, incestuous, patricidal bigamist, I think I understand what he meant. But I'll tell you this much, children:
Lesser stories don't impress me anymore; keep your dramas to yourselves!