Congratulations to the author of the Secret Pocket. Not only did you win the informal reader's poll, but your story was selected by the judges as the best.
You can contact me at s t r a n g e s t a t e o k @ y a h o o . c o m regarding your prize.
I'd like to thank each of the participants. These were some creative and creepy entries. A personal fave of mine was Flip Flop. It was fun and creative. I look forward to hosting another such contest in the future.