Short stories by Sarah Pinsker.
**Sarah Pinsker ** is the author of over fifty works of short fiction, including the novelette "Our Lady of the Open Road," winner of the Nebula Award in 2016. Her novelette "In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind," was the Sturgeon Award winner in 2014. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and Uncanny and in numerous anthologies and year's bests. Her stories have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, French, and Italian, among other languages, and have been nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, Eugie, and World Fantasy Awards. Sarah's first collection, Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea: Stories was published by Small Beer Press in March 2019, and her first novel, A Song For A New Day, was published by Penguin/Random House/Berkley in September 2019. She is also a singer/songwriter with three albums on various independent labels (the third with her rock band, the Stalking Horses) and a fourth in the works. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and can be found online at sarahpinsker.com and twitter.com/sarahpinsker.
Listing 6 stories.
An insurance investigator becomes the primary detective when a murder occurs at an interdimensional convention she is attending... where all of the guests are herself from alternate reality timelines.
In an apocalyptic world where the rich have abandoned land to live on cruise ships, a rock star jumps off her ship and is washed ashore. She strikes up a grudging friendship with the reclusive island-dwelling woman who rescues her.
Tucked away in a secluded cabin with her personal assistant, a writer has the seemingly perfect environment for finishing her murder mystery novel. But when she finds a dead body and begins analyzing the death scene from her experience writing murder mysteries, the lines between her stories and reality begin to blur.
Entranced by the allure of real magic, a market boy is appointed court magician for a cruel regent. Only when he begins to lose the things he loves does he realize he was not ready to pay the cost.
At a funeral in her hometown, a woman promises to help her childhood friend clean out his dead brother’s house. In the process, she uncovers unnerving truths about her childhood she had forgotten.
A working, single-mother caught up in the rat race of life has to decide whether she should abandon it all to join the circus with her daughter.