Congratulations to Mary Beth, whose story “Cassette Tapes” was chosen by Meg Pokrass as last week’s winner! Mary Beth wins the Press 53 publication of her choice, and a chance at having her story published in Prime Number Magazine. The winning story appears below.
Cross-legged on the floor, she tries readjusting eight months of baby, but the giant belly refuses to cooperate. She sighs, reaching into the cabinet for another box. Her husband’s old cassettes, mixed and store-bought. She pauses, then tosses the lot. Next time, pack yourself, she thinks, moving to the next shelf.