Welcome to a new feature here at Fantasy Matters. There's a lot of wonderful short form speculative fiction being published on the internet, and we wanted to bring some of it to your attention. And who doesn't want to break up the week with an excellent short story?
The first week's story is "Valley of the Girls," by Kelly Link. Link is one of the best short fiction writers in English ever. Her stories are haunting and beautiful, strange and challenging, and always worth reading. "Valley of the Girls" is her most recent publication, and it can be found in the Summer Issue of Subterranean Online, a YA issue, edited by Gwenda Bond.