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.
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?

Ghosts of New York

Ghosts of New York

Poets and sages like to say that there is clarity in certain death. That a calm resignation settles over the nearly deceased, and they embrace the inevitability of the end of life with dignity and grace.