Friday, April 5, 2024

Can anyone identify this short story?

From Tim Hutchings's latest newsletter:

Help me identify this short story: A near future sci-fi story about a young man who works on an island resort. He's a 'local' and the visitors are all mega-rich. When he was young he was shot several times in the back and he wore the bullets-which-didn't-kill-him on a necklace. He gets involved with a guest of the resort and thinks she's going to take him away but she steals his bullet necklace and abandons him.

(FYI, basic google searches will probably pull up him asking in other places)