Just a note - this contest is focused on the aftermath of a death. Death itself is very easy to write about because it is so emotional and uncontrollable - it's what happens after that is hard to deal with, difficult to grasp. That's the part I want you to capture. That's my challenge for you.
If you want to win this contest, be sure that your entry focuses less on death itself and more on its effects on the living.
And remember, no editing after your entry receives a review! I've begun the reviewing process, so make sure you submit any changes before I get to your entry!