3rd Place: An Invitation Abroad>>Marisa Petry "Reaching into her pocket, she felt the soft, worn edges of the letter he had sent months before. Her eyes wide with anticipation, she knew it was now or never. 'Wait,' she said, and she stepped out into the sun."

2nd Place: Packed and Ready>> Jessica Starr

"Starr slips a note to the man at the bar.

She calls her girlfriend. Meet me at the bluffs.

They drink prosecco out of the bottle with the past, present, and future.

Laughter, tears, dreaming.

Let's runaway.

I'm already packed."

***1st PLACE WINNER: To Denmark>> Tess Fahlgren***

"I left my green flowered scarf wrapped around the empty whiskey bottle in the pocket of his leather jacket. He'll find it when I've already flown away."

Congratulations to the winners and all participants! It was such a treat to read all the stories and dive into your imaginations. I want to know how all the stories end!!!

It's an interesting connection that all of the winners stories involve a journey of some sort. And how cool is it that Betsy & Will just so happen to be traveling to Denmark in May (we swear this is strictly coincidence)?!

Now onto the next exhilarating part of this challenge: The making of Betsy's inspired design! Teresa, we're all going to be on the edge of our seats waiting to see what Betsy will come up with thanks to your intoxicating tale.

Stay tuned! It only gets better from here...

Love,

Barrie

***Song of the moment: I Got You by James Brown***

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