I didn’t write this story, but I enjoyed it. This is the 2012 Nebula winner for short story.
The Paper Menagerie is one of the saddest stories I’ve read in a long time. Whether it be the sadness and regret of The Paper Menagerie or the fear and anticipation of horror or the fascination of fantasy, and author’s job is to evoke emotion. Ken nails it and he does it in precious few words.