I'm not sure where the Editor's Eye feature has gone, but I'd like to take it upon myself to nominate a piece that I believe slipped through the cracks.
The story is "The Artist's Conk" by Sara Catterall.
This story is considered long for Fictionaut standards, at about 2,500 words, but I promise it is worth your time. The ending (really the last 1/3rd) is one of the most devastating endings I've read in a while. The prose is taut and near-flawless. The POV is incredibly focused. When I finished it, I stared at my monitor, stunned, basking in the sublime lightheadedness that only great writing can bring about.
The story as I write this has 50 views and three favorites, those numbers should be at least triple. Not to put so much weight on faves and comments, as that stuff can be utterly arbitrary, but this story should be read by more than 50 people. It's a previously published piece, so undoubtedly more than 50 people have read it, but I cannot conceive a scenario where this story has been read an adequate number of times.
So, my people, get on it.
Matt's very right. An outstanding work, with remarkable control of the prose, nuance, a great feel for form.
For sure, David. I don't think I named this post correctly; it's more to bring awareness to this great story than to wonder about Editor's Eye, interesting feature though it was.
Everyone, I implore you, feast your eyes upon this masterful piece!