10 April 2009
Read It here: "26 Monkeys,Also the Abyss"
Author: Kij Johnson
Word Count: 4,000 approx
There are many mysteries in the world. Why it is that some peoples' lives leave them hollow and feeling as if something is chewing them from within, why they might feel drawn to see a monkey show, and whether living with the mysteries of a nightly magic act can help them learn to fill the gaps.
This story is both a Hugo Award 2009 and a Nebula 2009 award nominee.
It can also be found on audio for free at Starship Sofa.