Lucy Vickery

Let’s twist

In Competition 2816 you were invited to submit a short story with an ingenious twist at the end.

I was inspired to set this challenge after coming across O. Henry’s ‘The Gift of the Magi’ and then rereading Maupassant’s quietly devastating ‘The Necklace’. The moral of Bill Greenwell’s tale — dishonesty pays — struck me as a neat counterpoint to Maupassant.

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