Looking for a good short story? Then check out Seeking the Great Raymundo by Jamie Lackey, currently appearing on Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
Jamie’s a friend, and this story highlights a lot of what I love about her writing; she brings a real sense of warmth and humanity to the table, and while she’ll use archetypes that feel familiar, they never feel predictable.
It’s a lovely piece. Go check it out.