“Killing is not the same as murder.”
Nice. Straight-forward medieval-ism short story. Quick, effective world building. We’ve all read enough fantasy to recognize the givens, preparing us for the twists. Inside the protagonist’s head all the way. The stakes are high; a mistake means death; all is not what it seems.
Nice cover art by Tommy Arnold
If you enjoy science fiction and fantasy short stories, tor.com is a great place to find good ones.