From the author: It's May, and I'm opening up one of my short stories for free!
I've opened up my short story "Poison Maiden, Open Skies" to be free to all readers. This originally appeared a few years ago in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show and is still one of my sentimental favorites.
When a World War I munitions factory accident turns the women who work there poisonous, they're deployed to the Western Front as a special chemical warfare unit, Harpy Squad.
It was fun writing what is essentially a superhero origin story in a historical setting, but with a group of women who are going through the experience together.
I also have a set of author's notes about the development of the story that you can peruse after reading.