On the first day of every month, the Potomac Review publishes a “Hot Opener” online. The Hot Opener is often prose or poetry that achieved runner-up status in a previous contest or that the editor chose to highlight from the great stories that the Potomac Review receives but cannot fit into the paper version of the journal.

This month’s Hot Opener is “When I Grow Up” by Jude Whelchel.

Here’s an excerpt”

“I am going to buy my mother a car that isn’t tired, that can take us somewhere…”

Click here for the rest of Jude Whelchel’s story.

If you would like to see a list of all the hot openers, this link will get you there.

Happy reading!