Thank you to everyone who entered!!! I will be reading your flash fiction this weekend, and posting the name of the winner on Monday. I will post the winner's story in a dedicated blog post once I have confirmed which link (if any) the winner would like to have used in association with the story -- promote your own blog, or whatever else strikes your fancy.
I know this was a contest that required a decent amount of effort, so I really am so grateful to everyone who played along. Next month I'll try to have a contest that involves less of a time commitment... six-word fiction? Worst first line contest? Come back in August and find out.
And, I'm open to suggestions, if you want to post in the comments.