Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™

By Rebecca Roanhorse, first published in Apex Magazine.

In a near-future Arizona, a Pueblo man in a precarious marriage works at a store that offers virtual reality "Experiences" for tourists, in which he plays a caricature of a Spirit Guide, based on white stereotypes of Native Americans. His life spirals when a white tourist who pretends to be his friend threatens to take everything from him.