If I could only keep one story, which would it be? Which one best exemplifies my "style"? What about you, if you are a writer? Which story, novel, play, poem, etc. best represents you?
I think I'd go with "The World in Rubber, Soft and Malleable"--mostly because I hope, hope, I'd make the same choice as the protagonist.* But there are other stories I love, too many to hold in one hand.
"Wanting It" from Shock Totem 3 is a love letter (okay, a sorrowful love letter) to my childhood.
"The Weight of Children's Stories" from Midnight Echo 5 chilled me as I wrote.
But if I only had one, it would be "The World in Rubber, Soft and Malleable". Aqueous has released The Saints are Dead, including a shiny, spiffed-up version of the story.
You can still read the "old" version online at A Fly in Amber. Or, if you want the shined-up story with sixteen others, this is for you:
*I'm just not that good with spray paint.