Short Fiction

Short Fiction from issues of Apex Magazine

A Fool’s Baneful Gallantry

by on Apr 16, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

A Fool’s Baneful Gallantry

7,700 Words At sunfall, the sellward, the spellcaster, and the wyrmrider paused at the foot of a dune and peered at the sun wester across the Sahael, the sea of sand. They had walked thirty days and were yet to come upon an oasis, caravan, or waykeep. At this rate, even a quick death...

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All Votes Will Be Counted (We Promise)

by on Apr 9, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 1 comment

All Votes Will Be Counted (We Promise)

5,400 words When the Clausens got to the voting place, most of the town had already arrived. Clausen was tired from work, and tired of voting, but he tried to smile as he held Claudia’s hand and Jenny and Jimmy went up the steps in front of them. The voting place, as they all called it,...

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Professor Strong and the Brass Boys

by on Apr 2, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 1 comment

Professor Strong and the Brass Boys

I stand backstage, anxious. My cognitive implant, fed by a recursive code, tells me this is a bad idea. It tells me this decision is, as humans would say, impulsive. I am desperate. Desperate to make a good entrance. Desperate to make a point. Much of what has happened in the last few...

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O Have You Seen the Devle with his Mikerscope and Scalpul?

by on Mar 21, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 3 comments

O Have You Seen the Devle with his Mikerscope and Scalpul?

SHORT FICTION: Well. Look at you, Mary Ann Nichols, drinking in the Frying Pan.

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Curse Like a Savior

by on Mar 19, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

Curse Like a Savior

SHORT FICTION: Jesus Christ is dropping f-bombs again.

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Where Gods Dance

by on Mar 12, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

Where Gods Dance

SHORT FICTION: This one was made of glass.

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