Short story: “Jackalope Wives”

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“Jackalope Wives,” by Ursula Vernon

Appeared in issue 56 of Apex Magazine, January 7th, 2014; appeared on The Mary Sue the same day; won the 2014 Nebula; probably just missed getting a Hugo, due to shenanigans; nominated for a 2014 Cóyotl Award; reprinted in issue 0 of Mothership Zeta in 2015

5000 words according to Apex; 4,934 going by my word processor

An ingenious southwestern selkie story. I wasn’t blown away by it, as a lot of people seem to be, but I liked it.