Free Speculative Fiction short stories online.
Downlaod it here: "Outside the Box"
By Lynn Jamneck
In Spicy Slipstream Stories
And available for downloading from Untreed Reads
Genre: Science Fiction
Reality is not what you think it is. It's strange reading this story. It is set in the near future, and yet it speaks of us as being long ago. Rain is no longer real. The woman who walks into the private dick's joint is too perfect to be real. Some one has stolen her dreams, she says. She wants to get them back.
This story was a Sir Julius Vogel Award nominee this year. You can read it for free from Untreed Stories, at the link above.