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Trixie and the Pandas of Dread

by on Jan 1, 2013 in Short Fiction | 17 comments

5,100 Words Trixie got out of her cherry-red godmobile and waved away the flitting cherubim waiting to bear her to her sedan chair. She wasn’t in the mood for a reverent chorus of hosannas, and the sedan chair desperately needed re-springing. She felt every jostle and jounce from those...

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Biba Jibun

by on Apr 18, 2011 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

by Eugie Foster Every night as I sleep on my futon, I dream that I’m a rabbit, running on a river of moonlight. My fur is white, my legs strong and swift, and I’m going to see Mama. Papa said that Mama left because she was one of the obake, the spirit folk. She tricked him...

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Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast

by on Aug 3, 2009 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Eugie Foster Each morning is a decision. Should I put on the brown mask or the blue? Should I be a tradesman or an assassin today? Whatever the queen demands, of course, I am. But so often she ignores me, and I am left to figure out for myself who to be. Dozens upon dozens of faces to...

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