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BOB THURBER: About Them Pigs


There were four, not three.
Pinky, Browny, Whitey, and Blacky.
They weren’t little.
Each weighed about 300 pounds.
Their houses – constructed of mud, straw, sticks, and bricks – collapsed in the same windstorm.
They were pigs, not builders.
Ask yourself: who’s telling this story?
Hint: I left town in a huff.

Bob Thurber is the author of six books. Regarded as a master of Flash and Micro Fiction, his work has appeared in Esquire and other magazines, been anthologized 60 times, received a long list of awards, and been utilized in schools and colleges throughout the world. He resides in Massachusetts. Visit his website at BobThurber.net.


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