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2024

24 Basic+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest Winners!

24 Intermediate+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest

24 Intermediate+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest Winners!

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2022

22 Basic+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest Winners!

22 Intermediate+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest

22 Intermediate+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest Winners!

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2021

20 Intermediate+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest Winners!

21 Intermediate+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest

21 Intermediate+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest Winners!

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20 Intermediate+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest

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24 Basic+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest

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2021

20 Basic+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest Winners!

21 Basic+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest

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20 Basic+ Word of the Day Short Story Contest

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