At Media Virus, Cindy Rosmus has a badass story about a long first night working at the bar for Tina as a cast of awful people from her past come back to haunt her.
She weaves in Tina's past with deft precision--using every last bit to propel the story forward. And she simultaneously manages to convey the essence of a lot of characters in minimal time. It's a great read.
Christopher Grant really says it all about this piece, "As usual, (Cindy's) prose is dark chocolatey goodness that melts in the reader’s mouth and nearly their hands, too."
I gotta go. I want chocolate now.