Issue #255: Ayşe Papatya Bucak’s “Good Fortune”

Our new issue drops us down into the world of a Florida hotel that caters to clients interested in long-term residency for the sake of ensuring U.S. citizenship for soon-to-be-born babies. In other words, the birth tourism industry. And while it’s strange enough to consider a hotel where, on a regular basis, one person checks into a room and two people check out, stranger still is the appearance of a series of threatening, anonymous notes slipped under residents’ doors. Everyone has a different theory about who the culprit is. The manager, whose suspicions include (but are not limited to) her estranged nephew, starts sleeping with a vegetable knife clutched in her fist just in case things get dicey.

Ayşe Papatya Bucak’s “Good Fortune” is many things at once: laced with humor, sprinkled with menace, peppered with false clues, and ghosted with memories of long-lost family members. We’re delighted to be ushering it into the world, and we look forward to reading more from this emerging, energetic writer.

1 thought on “Issue #255: Ayşe Papatya Bucak’s “Good Fortune”

  1. This is my first edition of One Story. I LOVED it!
    And, it was a revelation. There is a house diagonally across from me….and I was wondering why so many pregnant women are moved in there, and then leave, with a baby in tow. Too many coming and going to be a coincidence. Just saying…
    Anyway, I am looking forward to my next story.
    Thanks so much!

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