Plot Type: Fantasy
Publisher: Daw, 2011
"Gallow's Rescue, by Lilith Saintcrow (V3; S0; H1): "He sat straight up in bed, the marks normal humans would mistake for tribal tattoos writhing on his arms."
This is one of the best stories in the book, as we follow a college professor who has developed a strange relationship with a barmaid in a local tavern. Neither one is honest (at the outset, anyhow) about his or her true identity, and the plot is filled with twists and turns.