Short Fiction

Short Fiction from issues of Apex Magazine

The Warrior Boy Who Would Not Suffer

by on Sep 6, 2016 in Short Fiction | 7 comments

4,300 Words There is a lot of blood in this world. A lot of blood. Even if you don’t include insects. Which you should. Why not? Their blood might be paler, bluer, insignificant. But it is still there. Running through tiny mashed up vessels and limbs. Just like mine. There is a lot of...

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Paskutinis Iliuzija (The Last Illusion)

by on Aug 24, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Andrius Kavalauskas, the last magician of Lithuania, closed the door and rested his head against the wood as the nurse’s footsteps faded away. He smelled cabbage and pork cooking from the apartment across the hallway and knew that in a few hours he would find a plate of food sitting by...

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Stay Crazy (Excerpt)

by on Aug 16, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Back Cover Copy: After a breakdown at college landed Emmeline Kalberg in a mental hospital, she’s struggling to get her life on track. She’s back in her hometown and everyone knows she’s crazy, but the twelve pills she takes every day keep her anxiety and paranoia in check. So when a...

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I Remember Your Face

by on Aug 15, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

7,000 Words She scrabbled in the dirt, sifting through dust piles, raising turrets and smashing castles. Her hands were coated with grime, the mud dark in the lines of her palms. Pushing her skirt up around her thighs, she examined her socks, gray with grit. She crouched down closer to...

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Fall to Her

by on Aug 8, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

1,341 Words You want to fall. You want to fall up, sideways, diagonal — towards the sun, or the moons, or the asteroid field. Out here in the vast pin-pricked black, it all feels like falling down. The mech you wear is thick; it amplifies the ragged sound of your breathing. But it cannot...

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The Gentleman of Chaos

by on Aug 2, 2016 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

4,100 Words People call him the Gentleman of Chaos, but he is not gentle. By popular count, he’s assassinated thirteen kings, seventy-two princes, one thousand nobles, and five queens. By popular legend, he’s immortal, a god of commoners, a death-demon summoned to feed on corruption, a...

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