“The Maiden Thief,” by Melissa Marr

“The Maiden Thief,” by Melissa Marr.

I’ve lost track of where this particular recommendation came from, but I think I was looking specifically for some stories edited by Ellen Datlow. 🙂

Content warning in the comments.

NOTE: Whoops! I’d missed that this story was published in January 2016. So, those of you looking specifically for Hugo-eligible 2015 material – this ain’t it. Still a good story, though 🙂

Read the story:

The Maiden Thief

“Our Lady of the Open Road,” by Sarah Pinsker

“Our Lady of the Open Road,” by Sarah Pinsker.

Originally published in Asimov’s.

Selected because it caught my eye as one of the highly-recommended stories on Rocket Stack Rank ( http://www.rocketstackrank.com/p/2015-year-to-date.html ).

Read the story:

http://www.sarahpinsker.com/our_lady_of_the_open_road/