Insanity in Denial by Jae Loren
Approx. 23,630 words.
Published on July 8, 2012.
For Belter and Melon childhood friends isn't quite right, and friendly acquaintances doesn't cut it either. He's a concert pianist, and she is an aspiring jack of all trades who can't keep a hair color long enough for anybody to get used to. But something is drawing them together, even if they wont admit it. (Two of these stories won the Evelyn Hamilton Award for Creative Fiction in 2009)