Runner-up No. 1.

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Prompt No. 2

Write a short scene set at a lake, with trees and shit. Throw some birds in there, too.

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Birds. Lots of birds landing. 300 birds land. Birds keep landing on trees. 3,000 birds land on trees. Lots of birds. 30,000 birds in all. Birds all over the place. More birds. 300,000 birds. The trees are swelling up with birds. More birds come. 3,000,000 birds total, are in the trees. The birds are in the trees, and these birds, obviously, are shitting all over the trees. All 30,000,000 of them. All 300,000,000 birds. The birds are in the trees and shitting on the trees, and some of that shit eventually ends up in the lake that is near the trees. 3,000,000,000 birds shit on the trees and shit some more, and the shit rolls into the lake. The trees are covered in the shit of 30,000,000,000 birds. The lake is swelling with shit. The birds keep shitting. The shit of 300,000,000,000 birds is all over the trees. The birds keep landing and shitting. They shit metric tons of bird shit out of their tiny bird asses, and the shit from 3,000,000,000,000 birds swells. The lake fills up with shit until it is no longer a lake, it is a giant mound of shit. A shit lake from 30,000,000,000,000 tiny bird asses. The trees are all now shit trees. 300,000,000,000,000 birds cover themselves in shit, and keep shitting. The lake, the trees, and all of the birds are all engulfed in shit. And this shit, the shit of 3,000,000,000,000,000 birds that are all still shitting while submerged in shit, is visible from space.

In space, a cosmonaut shits and looks down at the lake on the earth. He looks out over his Russian magazine about space, and down at the giant mound of shit that was once a lake. He shits.

The cosmonaut sighs, and flushes.