KEY WEST, Fla. — A California community college professor has won the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, the literary highlight of Key West’s annual festival celebrating author Ernest Hemingway.

A story titled “Between My Ribs,” written by Riba Taylor of Palm Springs, was announced Friday night as the best of 857 American and international entries.

Lorian Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, said Taylor displayed profound empathy in her story about a woman who lost her lover, a life reclaimed and the power of memory.