Congratulations to Rosemary, whose story “I Thought Wrong” won last week’s contest. Rosemary wins the Press 53 publication of her choice, plus a chance at being published in Prime Number Magazine. Her winning story appears below.
I Thought Wrong
My skin grows clammy. Stomach somersaults. I thought I was ready to unlock that red, beating organ and let you sashay in. But I’m not. In fact, I feel so very calm as I hear the metal bitch-slap of the deadbolt. My ribs vibrate with satisfying chords of joy. I’m free. I levitate.