On his web-site, I just read this short story premise, and went “oh my god, that’s genius, I really wish I’d thought of that, wow.”
I love having those moments with other people’s fiction.
“Last Breath”, Subterranean Magazine #2
The story of Dr. Alinger, a man who bottles dying breaths and exhibits them in his museum of silence. Featuring a breath-taking illustration by Gahan Wilson, and appearing in Subterranean Magazine, which is already, after only two issues, the most remarkable fantasy/sci-fi magazine in the American market.