"A Painter, A Sheep and a Boa Constrictor," by Nir Yaniv, Shimmer #10, translated from Hebrew by Lavie Tidhar. This is a simple, elegant and quietly diturbing story that manages somehow to combine science fiction, fantasy and horror all into the one tiny package.
"River Water," Becca De La Rosa, Shimmer #10 - a lovely, strange modern version of the Oedipus myth in which a taxi-driver travels through the underworld in search of her dead sister, accompanied by a mysterious Wolf. De La Rosa's writing is always lyrical and interesting, and I liked the themes of girlhood and loyalty running through this one along with the sadness.
"Mermaid," Robert Reed, F&SF Oct/Nov - a lovely subtle story of alienness, very much a modern Miranda only with, you know. Drug addicts and police investigations. I liked this one for what it didn't say.
"I Waltzed with a Zombie," Ron Goulart, F&SF - a very cute romp about zombies and Hollywood.