Sagrada Familia,  by Michael Barretta 

SFReader 2010 Story Contest First Place Winner Mike Barretta is a husband, father and retired Naval Aviator. He now works for a major defense contractor as a helicopter pilot. His first sale was to Black Ink Horror and his first professional sale was to Jim Baen’s Universe. He was the 2009 …

Blood Debt, by Fadzlishah Johanabas

SFReader 2010 Story Contest Second Place Winner Fadzlishah is a Medical Officer in Neurosurgery, born and based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He messes around with brains for a living, though he’s never eaten one, even though work makes him feel like a zombie at times. Among his publication credits are COSMOS …

Forged, by Margaret McGaffey Fisk

SFReader 2010 Story Contest Third Place Winner Margaret McGaffey Fisk developed a love for different cultures while wandering archaeological sites as a Foreign Service brat in the Middle East. A combined anthropology and creative writing degree continued that focus, but a healthy dose of science fiction and fantasy took her in …