Bruce McAllister. The Woman Who Waited Forever. (Asimovs Feb 2010).

After a couple of very strong SF stories in the issue, a ghost story from recent history. Italy, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War, is the setting. A teenage son from a military family with strong belief in the proper way of doing things, is led astray by contemporaries from another navy family. In vandalsing a derelict Germany army hospital, one of the local boys is seriously injured. From the dark shadows of the building a nurse appears, and is able to save his life.

Visiting the owner of the manor on whose land the hospital lies, the truth about the nurse is revealed…

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