Growing Up Sam by Melissa Yuan-Innes
Approx. 3,860 words.
Published on June 15, 2011 by
I half bonobo, half human.
That make people want to kill me.
I not care. I play in my steel room.
But then something go very wrong.
Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection
"affecting"-- SF Site
"strong...In tone the story resembles Flowers for Algernon.... Yuan-Innes pulls off quite a difficult balancing act."