Featured Works: Week of Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving)

By on Nov 27, 2014 in Issue Archives

The turkey hat KFP wore for his preschool #Thanksgiving show. Gobble gobble!


Best wishes to all of our American readers celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. This week’s offerings tie in with both “Turkey Day” and with the early snow that has blanketed much of the East Coast of the U.S.

In the short story “Beggar’s Choice” by Cheril Thomas, a college student finds herself while spending Thanksgiving with a wealthy roomie’s family.

In the poem “Plow” by Ed Granger, an unexpected snowfall triggers contemplation and regret.


Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry and infrequently keeps an online journal. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags ; her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, and her newest poetry collection, Owning the Ghosts, can all be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com. In late 2019, she published a volume of poetry by her third great-grandfather, Reading's Physician Poet: Poems by Dr. James Meredith Mathews, which also contains genealogical information about the Mathews family. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative son, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.