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 “What She Told Me” by Ian Sax.

Here’s an excerpt:

“She told me she was too young—that she hadn’t yet acquired an understanding of men. He was three years older, twenty-five, the son of a wealthy family in Tai Zhong and working for the largest brokerage house in Taipei…”

Click here for the rest of this month’s story.

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

Enjoy!