My short story “The Siren” appeared on Strange Horizons on April 15, 2013.
First line: “When Jen came home from school, she found a woman in the pool in her backyard.”
Inspiration: Inspired by the Bat for Lashes song, “Siren Song” (and *very* loosely on my own experience discovering my bisexuality as a teenager — there was no bizarre familial love triangle or ancient monster IRL), “The Siren” appeared in the April 15, 2013 issue of Strange Horizons.
Strange Horizons recapped reactions to the story here and also listed the story in their awards eligibility post, along with the mention of my Campbell Award eligibility.
Read it for free: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2013/20130415/siren-f.shtml
Listen to it for free: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2013/20130415/xpodcast-f.shtml
Art: Trees on the Horizon by Jennifer Stufflebeam