Congratulations to Alpha graduate Lara Elena Donnelly (2007 & 2008), whose short story “Chopin’s Eyes” appeared this week in Strange Horizons:
A cigarette burns low against one woman’s glove. The music brushes fingers up her spine and she loses herself in sound. She is no longer Aurore Dupin, nor the baroness Dudevant, nor the woman known to her friends, her lovers, and the scandalized Parisian public as the novelist George Sand. She is nothing but short breaths and a heartbeat.