"In the middle of the maze, there's always a monster." This is one of the best pieces of short fiction I've read so far this year.
"Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream" by Maria Dahvana Headley was originally published in the July 2012 issue of Lightspeed Magazine. I'd also like to call your attention to the gorgeous illustration done by Galen Dara. Look at it again after you've read the story.