Sarah Pinsker. A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2014)

fsf140304A farming injury leaves young Andy with only one arm, unfortunately the one with the tattoo proclaiming his love for Lori, the girl who dumped him not long after it was inked.

Andy gets a new hi-tech arm, with an interface to his brain, which goes well up to a point – the point being that the arm has a yearning for the wide open road – one particular stretch in fact. An unsettling story full of yearning for what you can’t have.

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