The "Science Dude" over at the OC Register (a newspaper in Orange County, California) ran a writing contest this week and has just announced the winner.
The contest was to come up with a 500 word short story, starting with the sentence below:
"Eureka rose out of a thick cloud bank over Laguna Beach. British pilot Katherine turned to her German mentor, Fritz, and said, ..."
The winner definitely played up the British and German heritage of Katherine and Frtiz.
If you have your own thoughts on a good ending, just comment on this blog post.