The first time you write “the end” on a book is unforgettable. You’ve climbed the mountain, hauled yourself to that summit, and taken some time to appreciate the view. You’ve earned the right to sit in that warm sunlight and bask in the feeling of being on top of the world.

Welcome to week 2 of our Flash Fiction Contest with the theme of GIFT. Read the winning entry for week 1 right here! Here’s how it works: Every Monday we announce that week’s theme Every Saturday we close that week’s contest at midnight PST Each entry must include that week’s theme, and be no more than 200 words in length You must be following Salt & Sage Books on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram in order to be eligible to win Prizes

We received multiple entries for this week’s flash fiction contest. Some of them made us laugh; some of them made us sniffle. But only one of them beat out the competition and made both of our judges agree–this is the best flash fiction on the theme of ice that we received.