“Someone to Watch Over Me,” by Nancy Kress
StarShipSofa says this originally appeared in Asimov’s, but the ISFDB says no and so does Lightspeed—it was first in IEEE Spectrum, June 2014 (online here) and was anthologized in Coming Soon Enough: Six Tales of Technology’s Future, edited by Stephen Cass (IEEE Spectrum, 2014); collected in The Best of Nancy Kress (Subterranean Press, 2015); reprinted in Lightspeed, April 2017 (Issue 83) (online here); featured in StarShipSofa No 575, February 13th, 2019
3,215 words by my word processor’s count, 3270 according to Lightspeed
I uncomfortably identify with the protagonist. The way Amanda is willing to use her own baby, the one she should love above all else, in service of her destructive obsession. It’s a good story and I enjoyed it a lot, though I find myself wishing it would go further, make Amanda’s character deeper. When I read genre fiction I miss literary fiction and vice versa.
I didn’t get how Amanda managed to send her ex the video feed at the end, though it was clear that that’s what she was doing.