Posts Tagged "short fiction"

Anabaptist

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

4,500 words Men wear hats outside. Black for the winter, brown for the summer. Hat brims are three inches wide. Once a man marries, he grows a beard but shaves his upper lip. Unmarried boys must be clean-shaven. When a man’s wife dies, he will not remarry, no matter how lonely. This is...

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The Beast at the End of Time

by on Feb 2, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,000 Words As the world marches toward the guillotine of its finale, the sleeping beast shakes loose the slats of its painted unthought and licks the tang of dénouement from its fangs. It stirs upright on trembling ligaments, clad in starvation and rust. “You are not here,” a calm voice...

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Kutraya’s Skies

by on Jan 29, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

7,900 words Shadoua arrived early at his home, just after midnight in the full planetless darkness Kutraya’s farside enjoyed, a darkness he was all too aware of on this night. Only a farside astronomer such as myself could have discovered this danger, he thought. Little comfort, but...

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Paper Tigers (Excerpt)

by on Jan 27, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Back cover copy: In this haunting and hypnotizing novel, a young woman loses everything—half of her body, her fiancé, and possibly her unborn child—to a terrible apartment fire. While recovering from the trauma, she discovers a photo album inhabited by a predatory ghost who promises to...

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Razorback

by on Jan 25, 2016 in Short Fiction | 7 comments

5,800 Words Author’s Note: The story of Rawhead and Bloody Bones originated in Europe but migrated to the American South and underwent a local transformation. The definitive folklore version is likely S. E. Schlosser’s and is very much worth reading on its own.   There was a witch...

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