Sarah Zettel is an award winning writer of science fiction novels – under her real name and under a pseudonym – and a prolific writer of fantasy novels.
“Fools Run” is a short story that inspired the setting for one of her novels. It’s about a woman who works on a space ship as the ships fool – entertainment to keep stress down and morale up – who has a secret that just might change the galaxy if it is revealed.
It’s an entertaining and refreshingly short story. The reveal at the end is quite surprising as well.