--Greenwich Nasty Time--
Appearing in the November, 2008 issue of Analog Magazine, this is an 'experiment gone wrong' class of story. I later expanded it into a novel entitled 'Wizards of Science'.
I've been an epee fencer for most of my adult life. 'Fencing families' are common in the sport—generation after generation of fencers in the same family. I'd wondered if there was a genetic component to the phenomenon. Perhaps inherited body type and quick reflexes was the cause. In this story, I've played with that idea.
The story appeared first in the March,.2009 issue of Analog Magazine