THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED – it was tough to narrow it down to 10, and even tougher for the final judges to choose the winners, as all the entries were excellent.

AND SPEAKING OF JUDGES, THANK YOU TO:

First-round: Lois Gordon, Rich Helms
Final: Ruth Walker, Tim Bete

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FINALISTS:

Carol Burnside
J. Graham Ducker
Lorraine Gordon
Bette Hodgins
Pauline Johnson
Kathleen Martin
Annette McLeod
Jacquelyn O’Brien
Suzanne Robinson

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

FIRST PLACE : Kathleen Martin

Bite the bullet hard
Get your teeth into its shell
I can’t. They’re soaking

SECOND PLACE: Pauline Johnson

Teenage angst appears
She wants to be different
Just like all her peers

THIRD PLACE: Carol Burnside

I promised her that
I would never repeat this
so you can’t either

HONOURABLE MENTION: Graham Ducker

If I discover
where I am supposed to be,
I’ll probably move.

Stay tuned for the next Writing Fairy contest.