Posts Tagged "short fiction"


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

8,000 Words :1: Jonie stole one of Daniel’s books. ‘Borrowed’, we might say; but she knew what stealing was, and she knew what she was doing. On the other hand, her mother was always pressing her to read books, and – to be truthful – there was little else to do. Jacob and the others were...

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by on Oct 10, 2016 in Short Fiction | 5 comments

The Night Watch was scheduled for 10 that evening, but Jay started his patrol at sundown. With a newly sharpened gulok resting on his shoulder, he ambled down the scabrous road that wound throughout the settlement, ducking clotheslines, skirting refuse and threading the narrow strips and...

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Damnatio Ad Beastias

by on Oct 4, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

7,000 Words The blue pills came first. Robin’s egg blue and smelling faintly chemical when Madeline opened the bottle. Then yellow, and a green the color of scum that grew on the pond her landlord called a “water feature.” Finally, a striated capsule all violet and cream. Madeline had...

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War Dog

by on Sep 26, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,600 Words He slowed for a feathered corpse in the middle of the road. Up above, the local troop of macaques shrieked at a flock of gene-crafted micro-raptors. He rounded the blind curve and jerked the steering wheel back to avoid a washout from last night’s thunderstorm. The truck...

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The Old Man and the Phoenix

by on Sep 19, 2016 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

1,235 Words The old man stared out the window at the sky streaked with burnt oranges and sizzling yellows. A few white stars winked. Magentas hung suspended in the mist. Sherbet, he thought. I bet the dawn tastes like rainbow sherbet. If the old man had a spoon big enough, he would have...

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