fiction by Ruth Horowitz


2012 Lilith fiction contest: 3rd place winner

Becca slips out of the library with her blue bag hidden under her arm. She’s not having an affair or embezzling the overdue fines. She’s on her scheduled lunch hour. And it was Sister Marie Claire herself who showed her the secret room off the stairwell, and gave her the key. And yet, Becca’s heart races as she descends the stairs. She hesitates outside the door. When she’s sure no one’s watching, she turns the lock and enters.

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