Short Fiction

Short Fiction from issues of Apex Magazine

Cuckoo Girls

by on Jun 13, 2016 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

5,900 Words “You never wait to see if it’s really dead,” says Samantha, leaning over the small arsenal configured in pristine rows on the linoleum. “Because, you know, it isn’t. You just put it down for however long, and you run. You try to make it to a new place before it gets back up.”...

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Folk Hero

by on Jun 7, 2016 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

5,200 Words Corporal Carlisle Beckett had known from the beginning that teasing the truth out of forty-six (at last count) verses about the Ardua County Sniper would permanently engrave the lyrics into his memory. Still, he hadn’t planned on the tune insinuating itself through his...

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The Drowned Celestial

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

10,200 Words 1. Colt was playing cards when trouble crawled in through the door, in the shape of a dead man who didn’t yet know he was dead. This was on old Venus, ancient and most decadent of planets. Make no mistake, as the blind poet said: man has conquered space before. Woman, too,...

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The Behemoth Beaches

by on May 19, 2016 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

2,100 Words It was even larger than we realized, half-buried in the cove’s sandy beach. Scales the size of cars covered its sides; the smokestacks running from nose to dorsal fin towered above the seawall ringing the cove. Its cavernous mouth moaned as the sea breeze passed through....

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Freeze/Thaw (Excerpt)

by on May 17, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Back Cover Copy: The Earth is icing over and no one knows how to shut the Shade off. Every attempt in the last thirty years has failed and humanity is nearly out of options if they want to regain a world that isn’t covered in snow and ice. Gabe Alfil may be the only person alive...

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Cottage Country

by on May 9, 2016 in Short Fiction | 5 comments

5,800 words I had come into some money and with it, purchased four hundred acres of land. I signed the lease in early fall, when the forest was a patchwork quilt of color. It was old-growth outside of Sudbury, east of the airport. On a clear day, you could spot the plume from the Inco...

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