I love a surprise ending. Our poem of the week is by Spencer Smith, who lives in Utah. The narrator asks a lady on the bus what’s inside her basket. Maybe curiosity really did kill the cat. I was struck by how Spencer had me hooked with the first three lines. This is how you keep a reader reading.
The George Dila Memorial Flash Fiction Contest
Judged by Phillip Sterling
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Third Wednesday is a finely produced print journal that provides a quarterly outlet for both experienced and new writers and artists whose work deserves to be in print, publishing writers, poets and visual artists from all over the world.
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