Short Story #5. In Joy Knowing the Abyss Behind by Sarah Pinsker
Publisher: Strange Horizons Published: July 1 2013 and July 8 2013
How I Found It:
I followed a link from this post on SF Signal.
There are two parts; the first part links to the second.
If you've ever wanted a fantastical treehouse, this is the story for you. Timelines trade off between the present where an elderly Millie watches her husband George dying of a stroke and the past as Millie remembers before and after the mysterious event that quashed George's architectural ambitions. Like George's career, the story feels unfinished, but it does leave the reader longing for more.
"An ungraceful shimmy brought her into the crow's nest."