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Haruspicy and Other Amatory Divinations

by on Dec 3, 2013 in Short Fiction | 5 comments

I am not going to begin this story at the beginning. That would be the easy thing, and stories are not easy. Love is supposed to be easy. You fall into it, and what could be easier than to fall? Our early lives are written in skinned knees and scraped palms. We trip, we tumble, we fall....

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The Face of Heaven So Fine

by on Feb 5, 2013 in Short Fiction | 5 comments

by Kat Howard   There is an entire history in the stars. Light takes time to travel, to get from wherever the star is to wherever we can see it, here, on Earth. So when you think about it, when we see the stars, we are looking back in time. Everything those stars actually shone on...

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Murdered Sleep

by on Aug 7, 2012 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

By Kat Howard Kora had heard the rumors. They were everywhere that fall, blown on the wind along with the golden fans of fallen ginkgo leaves. Everyone claimed to know someone who had been invited, though Kora spoke to no one who had attended. People told stories of masks and decadence,...

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A Life in Fictions

by on Oct 4, 2011 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

by Kat Howard He wrote me into a story again. I told him to stop doing that, after we broke up. In fact, it was one of the reasons we broke up. I mean, being a muse is all well and good, until you actually become one. The first time it happened, I was flattered. And it wasn’t like...

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The Speaking Bone

by on Mar 5, 2011 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Kat Howard The island itself was made from bones. There was a church, in another land, similarly constructed. The decayed flesh of the saints slipped from its underlying architecture, the white bones, sacred and incorruptible, incarnating the holy place. But the Kostnice Ossuary had...

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