Destiny Delayed is a 5700 word genre bender short story that could be seen as Afrofuturistic or Africanfuturistic. It’s set in a near future Lagos, Nigeria and features predatory, uber capitalistic corporations, people full of heart but faced with difficult decisions and the consequences when you mix those two in a place with power matrixes that exist to take the most and give the least.
It was first published in the May/June 2022 issue of Asimov and reprinted in the September October 2022 issue of Galaxy’s Edge. You can read it in either of those places and consider nominating it got awards if you deem it worthy.
It’s eligible for the Hugo, Nebula, WFA, Bram Stoker, Locus, BSFA, BFA, Sturgeon and other short fiction awards.
You can also find it on Goodreads here