Ian Creasey. The Odor of Sanctity. (Asimovs, September 2011).

On a backward planet, primitive superstition holds that when a religious leader destined for sainthood dies, there is a wondrous odor at their passing. Sitting at the bedside of an aged priest and community leader, a woman has to decide whether the opportunity to capture an odour, should it exists, is one that she should take – will good or evil come from it?

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