300 short stories:: story 221

story: “Foil”

author: Anne de Marcken

year: 2018

where: “Due-bay”

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

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