Congratulations to Todd Dulaney, whose story “Chance of a Lifetime” won last week’s 53-word story contest. Todd wins the Press 53 publication of his choice and a chance at getting his story published in Prime Number Magazine. The winning story appears below.
Chance of a Lifetime
Malcolm had always taken the stairs to the former mansion’s upstairs ballroom, never the ornate main lift — until today.
Finally, the honor is his and his replacement is relegated to the creaky, wooden staircase.
Malcolm could not help but grin as the elevator door clanked opened and the pallbearers carried out his coffin.