author: Anne de Marcken
note: This is the 2018 winning short story of Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest.
a line: “The man sitting next to me glances at my ring and says nothing for twenty-two hours. The ring fools me too, and I enjoy a feeling of privileged contentment. One who belongs to another is more than one.’”
theme(s): Mothers and daughters, Travel, Identity