Congratulations to Kathryn, whose story “Short Drawer” has earned her a copy of the Press 53 publication of her choice. Thanks to all other entrants—judge Meg Pokrass had a difficult time judging this week’s entries! Be sure to keep entering, and congratulations again to Kathryn! Her story appears below.
So, he tells me in the break room, we can skip the police and settle this fully as a company matter, so I say yes, that, what you said. I’m watching his finger flipping the zipper on his fly, breathing through my mouth—his breath smells like meat—thinking yes, I really need this job.