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L’appel du vide

by on Jul 4, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

5,000 Words The summer sky was stacking dark clouds when Pau trudged up from the concrete gullet of the parkade. Sweat stuck his shirt to the small of his back and the biolocked handle of his Ceylan Industries suitcase was slippery. Looking over the shrunken brown swatches of lawn and...

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You Too Shall Be Psyche

by on Feb 20, 2017 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

5,800 Words Reva’s lungs were burning and her sweaty calves were coated in sand by the time she started up the side of the last dune. She’d snuck away from the camp by starlight, with her breath pluming behind her in the bitter cold, but now the sun was up and bright and hot. She’d...

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St. Theophilus the Penitent

by on Feb 14, 2017 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

250 Words 2017 Valentine’s Flash Fiction Winner The printing nozzles skittered back and forth with eerie grace, laying strands of snow-white tendon over black carbon-fiber bone. Wyatt didn’t watch. He knew that in 24 hours the artificial muscle would dissolve, leaving a base...

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Masked

by on Jan 23, 2017 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

3,000 words It’s been a whole month since anyone’s seen Vera, and the circumstances of us finally seeing her this weekend are going to be ultra grody-odd, so I deliberate forever doing my Face. In the end I decide to go subtle: an airbrushed conglom of three of my most flattering private...

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Short Fiction Appreciation by Rich Larson

by on Nov 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Most short stories are forgettable. Not necessarily bad, but forgettable. You read them and you say, huh. Or hmm. Or nice. And move on. Some of them you like enough to bookmark, but, like with most bookmarks, you never actually go back. So the stories that you not only bookmark, but...

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