Flash Fiction Contest: “There’s a photo on my wall of a woman I’ve never met.”

While taking a community college biology course at the age of 16, author Rebecca Skloot learned about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells, cultured by scientists and used in research around the world. Skloot was so haunted by Henrietta – a young black woman who died at 31 but was otherwise a mystery – that years later she was driven to tell her story.

Skloot begins that story with the words, “There’s a photo on my wall of a woman I’ve never met.” Imagine your own mystery photo of an unknown woman (or maybe you already have one!) and, in 250 words or less, reveal her identity. Will you tell a tale of family lost and found or spin a yarn of celebrity infatuation? Take us wherever your imagination leads. Enter by September 21. Read More