As I researched writing markets for my Anthology News and Reviews blog, I've recently come across two markets requiring a "pithy ending". When I shared this news with my local writer's guild it raised questions. What does pithy really mean? The definition makes it clear: "brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation." (Dictionary.com)
Today's writing exercise challenge is to write a short essay of 500 words or less and to close with a pithy ending.