I was up late the other night, waiting for my in-laws to arrive so I could let them in and get them settled, and I had a chance to read some stories. One that really struck me was Jacque Barcia's "Salvaging Gods." It's a story in which gods are physical objects full of inexplicable code that you can manipulate by wiring them in certain ways. The main character and her father find discarded gods and have learned how to reuse them in new constructs. Fascinating and highly imaginative piece.
Also worth noting in the context of short fiction, my writer friend Lindsey Duncan has a new story available for purchasing (as a pdf) at Gypsy Shadow Publishing: "Taming the Weald."