I’ll Buy You the Moon
Written by Hugh B. Long.
This short story takes place in a not so future Earth. Mega Corp has blocked out the sky with solar collectors and the chasm between the poor and the rich is huge. No longer can anyone have access to medical care, most have to give up have a years wages to even get a check up. Hanna and Clara are orphaned sisters.
Hanna works in a food processing plant sixteen hours a day to pay for the one bedroom apartment she shares with Clara and occasionally food. Her landlady helps but things are bleak. Clara is sickly and has only one persistent wish. Hanna only has Clara now…and she will give of herself to grant that wish.
As a short story this tale rocked it. The science fiction is not hand wavy and the description of society as it is right now is accurate to a scary truth. Dying seems to be the only free thing. I’m giving this four out of five entertainment points. Well done!
Normally I would put a direct link for where you could buy this work but instead I’ve given you the author’s website. Enjoy!