A survivor of alien abductions tasks her neighbor with transferring her soul to one of her dogs upon her death.

Though it’s published in the Taco Bell Quarterly, which has a shtick of at least one Taco Bell mention per story, this is an affecting reflection on loneliness, obsession, and belief. Actually, all of the stories I’ve read from TBQ have been pretty solid, which is more than I can say of a typical year of New Yorker issues.