Short story: “‘Run,’ Bakri Says”

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“‘Run,’ Bakri Says,” by Ferrett Steinmetz

Appeared in the December 2011 issue of Asimov’s (buy here); featured in episode 339 of Escape Pod on April 5, 2012 (read and listen here)

3,832 words

I’m impressed by the concept and by certain aspects of the writing—the last two paragraphs are very satisfying to me. The story as a whole doesn’t completely convince me, but I have to say I find it more interesting than any of the latest batch of Hugo-nominated short stories.