Congratulations to Angela, whose story “Wishing” was chosen by judge Meg Pokrass as last week’s winner! Angela wins the Press 53 book of her choice, plus as chance at having her story published in Prime Number Magazine. You can read the winning story below.
Sissy’s behind gray walls, the day of competition. Singing occasionally with radios in dusty rooms, I worked up courage. As poison ate at her brain, doctors with false hope inserted silver needles.
But I sang, from that worn-to-the-last joyless bone place, blood rushing, my only sister, broken. Behind velvet curtains, I let go.