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I need a break.

I broke through.

Don’t break my heart. 

Those are the breaks.

Break out! 

It’s time for your Big Break in the short story form. Frame a short story using any nuance, definition or understanding of the word “break.” Write 2,000 words of fiction and submit it to The Writer by April 25.

Heidi Pitlor, editor of The Best American Short Stories series and author of the novelThe Daylight Marriage, will judge the winning entries.

It’s time you had a break.

Submit starting March 2.