Short story: “Supply Limited, Act Now”

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“Supply Limited, Act Now,” by Helen Marshall

From the collection Gifts for the One Who Comes After, published September 16th, 2014 by ChiZine Publications; appeared on SF Signal, September 23rd, 2014; read very aptly for episode 485 of Escape Pod, March 10th, 2015

6,362 words

A sweet, funny-sad oddball of a story. I think the ambiguity of the ending works very well.