Kia and Gio by Daniel José Older

Kia and Gio: A Tor.Com Original - Daniel José Older

Tor short, you can read it on their website here:


I'm a huge fan of Older, after reading Shadowshaper, and if you're not familiar with him this is a pretty good intro. It's actually set in the world of his other series, but they are very similar, and he has a distinct style and rythym to his writing that I really enjoy.