My Q2 winning story, “Everything You Have Seen,” is in this volume, but I’m going to recommend reading it because of all the other great stories. In particular:
- “Dreameater,” by Andrea Stewart
A great voice that grabs you from the first line. A complicated mother-daughter relationship. And brains, the eating of.
- “Holy Days,” by Kodiak Julian
Gorgeous writing. Holidays can mean more than barbecue on the beach. What if there were a day that revealed everyone’s secrets? Or one that lets the dead come home?
- “Gonna Reach Out and Grab Ya,” by Eric Cline
CSI meets Close Encounters of the Third Kind. A lonely pathologist examines a very unusual corpse.
- “Twelve Seconds,” by Tina Gower
In the future, a police clerk archives the final twelve seconds in the lives of homicide victims.