We’re getting down to the wire! Only one more week until a new Best of the Best champion is crowned! Until then, let’s finish up our list of contenders. Below you’ll find the 3rd and 4th quarter contenders. The 3rd quarter entries revolved around the TIME theme, and the 4th quarter focuses on the words containing the word OUT. Take a moment to read and comment on these spectacular entries. Best of the Best winners will be announced on July 1st.

Congrats to all of these writers for their spectacular entries!

THIRD QUARTER CONTENDERS

I’m Not That Girl by Lisa Mikitarian (ONCE IN A BLUE MOON)

Tending Grief’s Garden by Lynn Diener (SEASON(S) OF A YEAR OR LIFE)

My Name is Wachichi by Eliza Evans (YEAR(S))

What I’d Like to Tape to Mark’s Forehead by Lisa Mikitarian (24 HOURS)

Nearly, Nearly Faded Gone by Jim McWhinnie (ERA)

The Half-Penny Secret by Ann Grover (WEEK(S))

Adam’s Lament by Lisa Fowler (CENTURY OR CENTURIES)

On the Far Side of Finished by Ann Grover (TIME-CONSUMING)

The Warning by Steve Fitschen (MINUTES)

Eight Everlastin’ Seconds by Ann Grover (ETERNITY)

4TH QUARTER CONTENDERS

Searching for Rain by Joanna Stricker (OUTBREAK)

Feed my Lamb by Ann Grover (HANDOUT)

This Cathedral for Boys, This Cathedral of Dreams by Jim McWhinnie (OUTSTANDING)

Hallowed Haggis by Ann Grover (BLOWOUT)

The Wild Geese by Jim McWhinnie (OUTGOING)

At the End of a Willow Shaded Lane by Jim McWhinnie (DROPOUT)

Stress Fracture by Michael Throne (OUTLANDISH)

When an Ill Wind Blows by Ann Grover (SELLOUT)

The Edge of the Mattress by Debbie Roome (OUTLOOK)

The Countess by Ann Grover (CHECKOUT)

Read the 1ST QUARTER CONTENDERS

Read the 2ND QUARTER CONTENDERS

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