The Perfect Man by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Approx. 12,080 words.
Published on November 29, 2010 by
Paige Racette has spent her entire career imagining the perfect man. She’s described a different version of him over and over in her novels. But when Josiah Wells starts using her novels as a blueprint for the way to romance her, she finds the attention creepy, not attractive. Chosen as one of the best short stories of 2003, “The Perfect Man” shows that perfection might be overrated.