Jennifer Pelland

Jennifer Pelland lives outside Boston with an Andy, three cats, and an impractical amount of books. Her novel Machine was released by Apex in early 2012. She’s garnered two Nebula nominations, and many of her short stories were collected in Unwelcome Bodies, put out by Apex in 2008. Because spare time is for the weak, she’s also a performing belly dancer and an occasional radio theater performer. Visit her website at https://www.jenniferpelland.com.
Jennifer Pelland
Sacrifice

Sacrifice

Regina sat by her father’s bedside, staring down at his gaunt frame as he shifted his bony legs, trying and failing to get comfortable. She didn’t want him to die. Why was it taking him so long to die?