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We want your ZIP-Code Story! The deadline for our current round is July 31 at 10pm EST. Your story may come from any zip code, but must begin with:

“She saw something at the water’s edge and…” 

Radio Boston intern Michelle Woodward hit the streets of Boston today to gather some ideas for completing that sentence. Jessica Smith from Allston said, "She saw something at the water's edge and she jumped in to get a better look, but forgot she didn't know how to swim," while David Dawson from Detoit said "--and it jumped up and bit her."

Your piece may be fiction or non-fiction and must be 500 words or less. For full rules, see our submission FAQ.

ZIP-Code Stories is a collaboration between WBUR’s Radio Boston and The Drum, Boston’s audio literary magazine. It’s our effort to gather your stories about your neighborhoods.

Each round, we’ll pick ZIP codes or a theme and ask you to write a short story — 500 words — on that theme or location. Together, Radio Boston and The Drum will pick the best story from each ZIP code. We’ll then ask one of the authors to come into our studios to read an excerpt and tell us the story behind the story.

Check out past ZIP-Code Stories we’ve featured:

This segment aired on July 20, 2012.

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