One of my favorite writers is Hywela Lyn and her short story "A Bargain With Death" is one example of her extraordinary talent.
Here is a young woman who trades her soul with Death so her wounded lover will live. It's nothing short of lovely the way this is written. This story, only 8 pages, gives a great example of this author's ability.
Hywela lives in England and writes mainly futuristic stories (she has a very vivid imagination).
To find out more about Hywela Lyn stop by her Web site or blog and check out her books.