Congratulations to Pazit Cahlon! She won the Shirley Jackson unfinished story competition at Tin House.
Do you know what would be really cool? If Kelly Link and the Jackson heirs would produce an anthology of stories started by Jackson and finished by others. Here's my stab at a dream list of contributors: Stephen King (who sings Jackson's praises in Dans Macabre), Aimee Bender, Margaret Atwood, Jo Walton, Charlie Anders, Haddayr Copley-Woods, China Mieville, Colson Whitehead, Cathleen Scheine, Terry Bisson, George Saunders. I would read that book 100 times.
[my own ending to the story appeared here for a few months, but I removed it when a revised version was accepted for publication in Mythic Delirum.]