RE: Rack your brains! - 50 words flash fiction
congrats with the placement. it should have been 1st. this is a writing not a preaching contest. i don't know what the judge was thinking but according to the cambridge english dictionary:
Meaning of rack in English...
verb [ T often passive ]
UK /ræk/ US /ræk/
to cause physical or mental pain, or trouble, to someone or something:
Even at the end, when cancer racked his body, he was calm and cheerful.
The dog was already racked by/with the pains of old age.
He was racked by/with doubts/guilt.
and the winner text:
..." although racked with cancer he remained calm and cheerful till his last days."
winner my ass. i'm outta here