The Inlander held a 101-word fiction contest and one of my submissions, Nature (of the Beast), was printed so that was cool to have it included with a lot really great stories.
One of my workmates spotted my name on the story and emailed me asking if I wrote it. I replied that I did. They wrote back that they liked the story, at least, what little they read.
I thought "what little I read" was a really good play on the 101-word limit so I answered back, "What little you read. Ha! I get it. LOL."
To which I received the reply, "No, really. It looked really good and I wish they'd printed more of it."
The news that it was a 101-word contest was taken in good humor.
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