I had one/my first speculative pro sale this year, in Strange Horizons!
“Coiffeur Seven” is about a hairstyling robot in hospice who encounters some unexpected pushback from a patient. Charles Payseur of Quick Sip Reviews said of the story, “it’s an often difficult story about the racism and the prejudices and the violence done to those who are different, to those whose beliefs make them vulnerable. For all the story reveals the stark bigotry this woman was faced with, though, it’s ultimately about empathy and compassion, tenderness and care. And it’s a fantastic read!” (3556 words)
SFWA readers can upvote it on the Nebulas Reading List here.
Thank you so much for reading and considering!