Amelia has been taking care of her disabled husband for years, her resentment growing apace with his infirmity. When an opportunity arises to run from her circumstances, she must decide what sort of person she truly is.
Aging outlaw Silje Rash rides into civilized Reno to retire, but struggles with the choice, instead throwing in with a double amputee and his half-Chinese niece against a sadistic Sheriff looking to make a name for himself. (Winner the 2017 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best Short Fiction)
An elderly performer must come to terms with both his increasing debilitation and a string of murders in his nursing home, exclusive to clowns.
Moscow is a severed head in a jar, totally dependent on both his wife and electricity for survival. When she goes missing and their power gets cut off for nonpayment, his struggle for survival takes him down a dangerous road of introspection and intrigue.
Exiled to Earth for the mental illness of empathy, an insectoid alien refugee must wage an internal war between morality and a hunger for human souls.
Fritz is an elderly mortal sidelined by a culture of ubiquitous immortality. When the milk for his porridge spoils, he must endure the company of a new robot caretaker and the hostility of the outside world in order to replace the milk and regain his self-respect.
Peder Danyels, a low-level executive sent to investigate an accident on a high-gravity mining planet, quickly learns that claustrophobia and life on a heavy don’t mix.