Do Not Look Back, My Lion by Alix E. Harrow

Told in Harrow’s always stunning prose, Do Not Look Back, My Lion tells a heart-rending tale of love and sacrifice. She uses gender, title, and reader expectation to create a society that’s both foreign and familiar. Husband has become a role divorced from gender, even as wife has remained a status limited to women. Women are not only the givers of life, but also the takers. 

Brimstone and Marmalade by Aaron Corwin

Brimstone and Marmalade is one of those stories that I simply have to pull out of the woodworks every year around Halloween. Most Halloween themed stories are spooky, filled with horror and fright. Aaron Corwin, however, bucks the trend with this adorable little short story about a girl and her demon.