Tanka (he holds the record)

by Tracy Davidson

2nd Place – Flash 405, February 2018: “Greed”



he holds the record
for eating Musketeers bars
four hundred and five…
his greed brings him a trophy
two days locked in the bathroom



Judge’s Comments:
In just twenty-five words, the author manages to paint a perfect picture that features at least one of the Seven Deadly Sins, while simultaneously playing off our contest’s own name—well done! This piece may be funny, but it impresses and entertains with its simplicity.

Tracy Davidson lives in Warwickshire, England, and enjoys writing poetry and flash fiction. Her work has appeared in various publications and anthologies, including: Poet’s Market, Mslexia, Atlas Poetica, Writing Magazine, Modern Haiku, The Binnacle, A Hundred Gourds, Shooter, Journey to Crone, The Great Gatsby Anthology, WAR, and In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights.

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