I've been busy with non-writerly and non-reading things (tax season 'n all... bleh) but managed to squirrel away a few minutes and stumbled across a couple of extraordinary stories online:
From the XLV issue of Danse Macabre: "Parallax and the Gandy Dancer" by Robert Kaye. I'm not sure there's anyone better at word choice; the imagery just sings. And then there's the way this (can't tell you exactly what I'm talking about because I don't want to spoil it, but after you read it, you'll know and agree!) is handled -- it's just exquisite.
From Issue 13 of Per Contra: "In the Palace of Cortes" by Clifford Garstang. This is sophisticated: from the elevated prose to the dance with a bit of magical realism, it surrounds you, seduces you.
Go on... check 'em out!